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Soft Tissue Injuries & Chronic Pain

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Have you suffered from soft tissue injuries due to someone else’s negligence?

Unfortunately, soft tissue injuries are some of the most common injuries that occur in both accidents and personal injury claims. You may be suffering from only soft tissue injuries, but in many cases, you’ll experience soft tissue injuries secondary to more serious injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, cuts or other injuries.

The severity of soft tissue injuries can vary greatly, with some healing in a short period of time and leaving no residual pain or suffering. However, some may take weeks or months to heal and can warrant extended treatments or doctors’ appointments.

Soft tissue injuries can be difficult to pursue in court, as the injury must be serious enough to meet the threshold to qualify for damages resulting from pain and suffering. If your injuries aren’t deemed serious enough for pain and suffering, your damages will be limited to financial losses from medical expenses or lost earnings. However, this doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. By meeting with a chronic pain lawyer  as soon as you’re able, you’ll be able to determine whether or not you have a case. 

You shouldn’t have to face these challenges alone. If you have suffered soft tissue injuries as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you shouldn’t be liable to pay for your recovery.

MG Law can help you get the compensation you deserve and access to the best specialists available to help you heal faster. We will ensure you can afford your treatment, and get you in touch with proper doctors, rehabilitative centres, physical therapists, counseling, and whatever else you require to properly heal and get back to your life.

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What are soft tissue injuries?

Soft tissue injuries refer to damage done to your body’s tissue. Tissue works together to connect your bones to each other or to your tendons. The difference between tissue and tendons is that your tissue is inelastic, whereas your tendons are slightly elastic tissue, which connect your muscles to your bones.

Different types of soft tissue injuries

Whiplash is a common injury resulting from car accidents, especially rear-end collisions. Whiplash injuries are often not felt at the time of the crash and can become apparent hours later, or in some cases, days later. These injuries can occur from car accidents of varying impact, even if the cars were travelling slowly. Depending on the severity of your whiplash, there are many at home treatments you can try, but it’s very important to get your injury documented by a medical professional, as you may require more serious treatment to fully heal.

Some treatments for whiplash include:

  • Ice packs or heat packs
  • Pain killers or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Neck brace or collar to help support your neck
  • Rest
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Massage
  • Chiropractic manipulations
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture

As with any injury to your spine or neck, it’s very important to consult with a medical professional to get their expert opinion and diagnosis before treating your injuries yourself. MG Law is not a medical professional and the above treatments are only meant to be used as an informational guide, not medical advice.

Fibromyalgia is often a complication or result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other severe emotional distress. Serious accidents, such as a car accident, can result in severe nerve pain which increases the nerve signals to your brain. Sometimes these nerve signals continue long after the accident has occurred, and your initial injuries are healed.

The treatment for fibromyalgia can be extensive and require a life time of physical therapy or pain management treatments to deal with chronic pain. Unfortunately, opioid addiction is quite common in people suffering from fibromyalgia, which is why it’s so important to get in touch with the right specialists and doctors from the onset, to help you manage your pain in a healthier manner.

In many cases, fibromyalgia is a condition serious enough to warrant damages for pain and suffering, as there is no cure, only treatment options to help ease your suffering.

Symptoms include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty focusing or paying attention
  • Exhaustion
  • Inability to perform routine tasks or activities
  • Sensitivity to certain points on the body for extended periods of time
  • Stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or tingling in hands and/or feet

Torn ligaments are often suffered by athletes through continuous, strenuous exercise, but they can also be the result of car accidents, slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, and more.

Did you know that your ACL provides 90% of your knee stability? This means any abrupt motion (such as twisting or jerking) or impact can tear or sever it.

Some common ligament tears occur in your knees, such as your ACL or MCL, but they can occur in any area of your body that has joints. Many of these ligament tears require surgery to fix, but permanent impairment is common. As with bones, even after healing, it’s common for your ligament to never fully regain their strength or mobility. An MRI scan can diagnose a ligament tear, making it much easier to document and pursue damages for than other soft tissue injuries.

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sprained wrists or ankles
  • Back sprains or strains
  • Contusions
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neck and/or back pain
  • Joint instability
  • Muscle weakness or spasms
  • Limited range of motion
  • Sleeplessness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness and/or nausea
  • Swelling

Some symptoms will resolve on their own or through medical intervention. However, sometimes soft tissue injuries and their symptoms can last long enough to become chronic, resulting in a life time of pain that requires therapy, medications, or other treatments to reduce your pain levels.

Didn’t consult with a chronic pain lawyer at the time of your accident? We can still help with your soft tissue injuries and chronic pain.

If you didn’t meet with a chronic pain lawyer when your accident happened, that’s okay. We can still work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. You have up to two years from the time of your accident to pursue legal action and financial compensation.

It’s important to note that if your injury was the result of a slip and fall, the timeline changes. If the fall happened on municipal property, you only have 10 days to provide written notice to the municipality. If the fall happened on private property, you only have 60 days to provide notice.

The two-year limitation period does not begin for a child until they reach the age of 18, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until your child turns 18 to reach out to a chronic pain lawyer. It’s still a good idea to contact a lawyer while all of the details are still fresh, but even if you waited, you may still have a case.

Call us today at 613-730-8460 and get started with your free consultation. This meeting will allow us to get to know you and learn more about your accident, while at the same time giving you a chance to ask any questions you may have for us. You don’t have to face these unknown hurdles alone with MG Law at your side.

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Frequently asked questions

Unfortunately, many soft tissue injuries are difficult to definitively diagnoses and are often based on subjective signs of trauma. Due to this, insurers are hesitant to pay for treatment or lost earnings. This is especially true in cases where no other injuries are present. You need a dedicated and determined lawyer on your side to help take on your insurance company to get the compensation you deserve.

It’s crucial that you keep a record of your chronic pain symptoms and any limitations or difficulties you’re experiencing in your day-to-day life. You must meet with doctors or other medical specialists who can document your symptoms and run tests. Your medical specialists will be able to run certain tests that can prove loss of lordotic curve, herniated discs, torn ligaments, and other injuries. You also need your doctor to document your progress or lack of, as well as their opinion that you have reached your maximum medical improvement.

If you or someone you know has suffered from an accident resulting in soft tissue injuries, it’s important to consult with a chronic pain lawyer as soon as possible, when all of the details are still fresh. We can help walk you through the process of getting police records, hospital records, interviewing witnesses and dealing with your insurance company.

It’s important to remember that injuries can take some time to present themselves. If you’ve been in a bad accident, it’s important to take these steps regardless of how you feel, as it may take a few days or weeks for the full extent of your injuries to become apparent.

1. Call the police and report your accident

Police reports are a valuable part of any court proceeding, so ensuring that the police have all the information you have available will reflect positively on your case.


Important steps to take when injured

It’s important to remember that injuries can take some time to present themselves. If you’ve been in a bad accident, it’s important to take these steps regardless of how you feel, as it may take a few days or weeks for the full extent of your injuries to become apparent.

Call the police and report your accident

Police reports are a valuable part of any court proceeding, so ensuring that the police have all the information you have available will reflect positively on your case.

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