SPRAIN OR STRAIN FROM YOUR JOB?
Soft-tissue injuries have a reputation for being “minor” injuries that people can easily recover from by wrapping an ice bag to the affected body part. In reality, sprains and strains can keep people bedridden for weeks and out of work, costing injured victims thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages.
At Delventhal Law Office, our attorneys help accident victims just like you who are in pain and need compensation. Contact one of our Fort Wayne sprains and strains lawyers for assistance with your case.
CAUSES OF SPRAINS AND STRAINS
A sprain is any stretching or tearing of the ligaments found at joints. A strain is any stretching or tearing of muscles or the tendons that connect muscle to bone.
Many people end up suffering a strain or sprain in the following manner:
- Overexertion at work, such as pulling, pushing, or lifting for too long or too hard.
- Car accidents, which can stretch or tear ligaments or tendons. Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury involving the neck.
- Slip and falls, in particular wrenching their back to prevent a fall.
If you have suffered a sprain or strain, you should carefully document the surrounding circumstances. For example, if you were in a car accident, you should call the police to come to the scene and draft a police report, which can show when and where the accident occurred.
TREATING A SPRAIN OR STRAIN
The treatment a person receives will depend on the severity of the soft-tissue injury. Relatively minor or moderate injuries involved stretched or partially torn ligaments or tendons, which can respond to the RICE method:
- Rest. A person with a sprain or strain should stop using the affected limb for at least 48 hours. If you suffered a strain in your back, for example, you should not bend or do lifting.
- Ice. Applying ice for 15-20 minutes will relieve swelling and pain.
- Compression. Applying a compression bandage will also help with swelling and promote healing.
- Elevate. Raising the affected limb above the heart will reduce the amount of blood going to the sprain or strain and can reduce throbbing and pain.
Other people will need over-the-counter medicines to help with pain management and sleep. Eventually, with enough rest, a mild or moderate injury should heal in a few weeks.
With more serious soft-tissue injuries, the ligament or tendon can tear in two or be pulled from the adjoining bone or muscle. Many people will need surgery to help fix the problem, which carries its own complications.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
IN THE LIVES OF OUR CLIENTS.
Spinal Cord Injury
Neck, Back, & Lung Injury
Thanks to everyone in the office. Great team. Was always answering any of my questions! Definitely helped me.
I appreciated Chad's timeliness in responding to my inquiries and concerns throughout the settlement process. He did a good job!
What a great experience dealing with Chad and the rest at Delvonthal law, he won my case and I would highly recommend everyone to talk with the people at Delvonthal.
The Delventhal law office worked vigorously on my behalf. Great communication and professionalism, a true down to earth fighter for the people. Thank you Chad Delventhal.
Very pleased with the outcome of my case, and with the professionalism of Chad and his staff.
SPEAK WITH OUR LAWYER TODAY ABOUT COMPENSATION
Any injury that keeps a person from returning to their normal life warrants meeting with an attorney to review legal options. Depending on the injury, some of our clients have received money to pay for medical bills, including surgery or rehabilitation. They have also received compensation for lost income and pain and suffering.
Each case is unique, so meet with an attorney today. Delventhal Law Office has successfully represented many people with these types of injuries. Contact a Fort Wayne sprains & strains lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.
AREAS WE PRACTICE
At the Delventhal Law office, our Fort Wayne personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of accident victims. If you or a family member was injured because of the carelessness or recklessness of another party, we can help. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers handle a wide array of legal cases, including:
MAKE ONE CALL,