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CA injury lawyerDamages to muscles, joints, tendons, and other soft tissues are one of the most common types of personal injuries. These injuries often result in immediate symptoms, such as bruising, pain, and swelling, but victims are often tempted to downplay the potential long term effects they can have on their health. When soft tissue injuries occur as the result of accidents, it is important to bear in mind that you have only one chance to get the compensation you need to recover. Before accepting less than what you may be entitled to in a claim, consider the long term effects your soft tissue injuries may have on your professional life, your financial security, and your overall well being first.

The Serious Nature of Soft Tissue Injuries

The most common types of soft tissue injuries involve the muscles, tendons, and ligaments which support bone structure, joints, and the various movements of the body. These types of injuries often occur as a result of the following:

  • Car, bike, and pedestrian accidents;
  • Slips, trips, and falls;
  • Getting struck by or against objects;
  • Sports and recreational mishaps; and
  • On-the-job accidents and overuse.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), even a relatively minor sprain, strain, or tear can have long term impacts on your overall health, preventing you from performing certain types of tasks or engaging in your usual activities. Part of the problem is that these injuries can take long weeks, months, or even years to heal completely. While people who suffer soft tissue injuries may be tempted to downplay them and resume work or daily tasks too quickly, doing so puts them at risk for causing additional - and sometimes permanent - damage.

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soft tissue injuries, San Jose personal injury attorneys, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, personal injury recoveryDamage to the muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues are among the most common types of personal injuries. They often occur as the result of motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, during sports or recreational activities, or as the result of overuse on the job. While these injuries often involve less aggressive medical treatments, the fact is they take up to a year or more to heal and can end up resulting in permanent disabilities.

Have You Been Diagnosed with Soft Tissue Injuries?

The term ‘soft tissues’ refers to the various muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues that surround the bones and joints throughout the body. Even an otherwise minor accident can result in pain, swelling, and limited movement in the body part affected. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), there are three common types of soft tissue injuries:

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workplace accidents, workplace injuries, San Jose injury attorneys, food service workers, soft tissue injuriesWorkers of all ages can find steady employment and make successful careers out of working in the food service industry. Particularly in the summer months, neighborhood restaurants and fast food places often increase hiring among kitchen and other back-of-the-house workers to keep up with consumer demands. While this can allow you the opportunity to pick up some extra income, there are issues with these jobs of which you need to be aware.

While a recently passed law now allows kitchen workers to supplement otherwise lower wages with pooled tips, they still face a higher risk for workplace accidents and injuries.

Kitchen Workers Approved for Tip Pooling in California

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soft tissue injuries, overuse injuries, San Jose personal injury lawyers, tendonitis, contusionsSprains, strains, and tears to muscles, tendons, and ligaments are one of the most common types of personal injuries. Known as soft tissue injuries, they can occur in a variety of situations. While victims may at first be tempted to brush off these types of injuries as mild and requiring only a brief recovery period, the fact is they can result in long term disabilities and the need for ongoing medical care.

Common Causes and Types of Soft Tissue Injuries

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), soft tissue injuries can occur as the result of overuse at work or due to overexertion in sports activities, as well as due to sudden blows or impacts, such as in a car accident or slip and fall.

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