Soft Tissue Injuries
Cobb County Workers’ Comp Attorneys
Workplace injuries of all types can take you off your feet, literally, and make completing
regular job functions without pain impossible. Even soft tissue injuries,
which many people falsely assume to be minor or manageable, can be completely
disabling while the wound heals. Due to this false notion that a soft
tissue injury is “not a big deal,” insurance companies and
employers may wrongly deny
workers’ compensation claims related to them.
If you suffered a soft tissue injury while on-the-job and have since been
denied any sort of compensation or benefits, allow Herbert Chestnut &
Associates to assist you. We are AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and
Attorney Chestnut has been given the Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year award by the
Consumer Business Review on three separate occasions.
Contact our team today to connect with Cobb County workers’ compensation lawyers
that want to see you fully recovered.
Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries
A soft tissue injury is one that only or primarily affects a muscle, tendon,
or ligament. Bone fractures, lacerations, and internal organ damage are
typically not associated with a soft tissue injury but this does not guarantee
that they will be any less painful or severe. A mild soft tissue injury
could be alleviated within a few hours with an ice pack but serious forms
can be excruciating and lead to health complications if total recuperation
is not encouraged.
The two main forms of soft tissue injuries and their causes are:
Acute: Pressure, force, or trauma is applied all at once to a singular point in
the body; acute injuries can be devastating and actually tear ligaments
or separate muscle from bone.
Overuse: As the name implies, overuse injuries are caused over an extended period
of time, often due to exertion, lifting, and continual physical activity.
Subtle pain in a joint may be indicative of an overuse injury that is
Due to the nature of soft tissue injuries, sustaining one while at work
is common but rarely reported. Employees may be wrongly informed that
sprains or strains are not serious enough to necessitate time off work
or workers’ compensation.
Workers who may be more susceptible to soft tissue injuries are:
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Treating a serious soft tissue injury may require surgery to correct. If
you do not want to have to worry about paying for your medical recovery
on your own when your injury happened while you were at work, you should call
770.285.5542 to discover what our Cobb County workers’ compensation attorneys
can do for you. We offer
free case reviews so you can discover your legal options without having to reach into your wallet.