Connective Tissue Injuries

Personal Injury Litigation in Canada

Serious injuries can be caused by simple, everyday hazards and even just slipping or falling can lead to serious injuries. Icy, wet, or uneven surfaces are the most common causes of fall injuries.

The tissue and ligaments in your shoulders, hips, knees or ankle joints can be pulled, strained, or torn during any fall. Impact from high-speed accidents, such as car collisions and falling from a bike can also cause your arms and legs to twist and sustain connective tissue and ligament damage.

It is an intensive process to recover from connective tissue damage. Recovery from torn ligaments or damaged joints will actually take longer than if you had suffered a broken bone. There is an associated recovery process involving physical therapy and careful conditioning to fully rehabilitate the tissue. Often there are complications that persist for the rest of your life, despite the best efforts of the rehabilitation personnel.

Compensation for Tissue and Ligament Damage

You need to understand that injuries leading to connective tissue or ligament damage will need extensive long-term treatment to recover. It is possible that will suffer permanent debilitation. There is help available.

Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A joint or ligament injury will likely affect your quality of life for the rest of your life. The personal injury lawyers at Smith Thompson know how to get the best settlement for your injuries.

Common Injuries Resulting From Falls And Accidents

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear: The ACL is located inside the knee. In all accounts this is an extremely painful injury, and may require surgery to repair.
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear: The MCL is located on the side of the knee and provides support for the knee to rotate sideways. It also prevents the knee from buckling. Similar to the ACL, a tear to the MCL is extremely painful and may require surgery to repair.
  • Meniscal Tears: Your menisci discs serve as the ‘joint discs’ of the knee. They are essentially connective tissue comprised of collagen fibres. These menisci discs prevent bones from rubbing together, and aid in shock absorption.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today


The personal injury lawyers at Smith Thompson in Edmonton have the experience to identify your class of injury and will be able to advocate for your long term well being. Our legal team will assess your injury and the damages, loss of income and the cost of ongoing care arising from your serious personal injury. Let us work towards the best settlement for your connective tissue and ligament damage. Contact us today.