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£40,000 Compensation For A Broken Hip

Updated by Max Mitrovix on 22nd April 2022. Legal Expert are specialist personal injury claims experts offering free advice as well as connecting claimants with expert solicitors from across the country. Many of the solicitors we work with have decades of experience in helping people make personal injury claims, such as recovering compensation for a broken hip injury. No matter how serious your injury is, if you have been injured, broken hip been exposed to an illness, injured at work or had an existing condition made worse as a result of an accident caused by third-party negligence, the no win no fee specialists at Legal Expert can help.

In this case study, we are looking at an example of a common type of personal injury claim, a broken hip. Hip fractures can be serious injuries. In this case, the claimant was a woman in her fifties. She suffered a broken hip as a result of a trip on the pavement, receiving an out of court settlement of £40,000. Solicitors acting on her behalf alleged that the council was responsible for the accident as they had not maintained the pavement. Not maintaining the pavement within the necessary guidelines was deemed to be a breach of their duty of care. After negotiation, the case was settled out of court by solicitors acting on behalf of the two parties.

To learn more about receiving compensation for a broken hip, you can contact us for free legal advice at a time that suits you. You can call us on 0800 073 8804, write to us through our website or send us your query using the live chat bubble. A broken hip compensation amount can vary depending on the extent of the injury. We can provide you with a free compensation estimate if we feel you have a valid claim.

Legal Expert work with specialist legal solicitors from across the country and have helped people recover compensation for their injury, such as a broken hip, on a no win no fee basis. To learn more about this case study, read below.

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  1. What Injuries Did The Claimant Sustain?
  2. Broken Hip Injuries
  3. How Did The Case Proceed? 
  4. How Much Can I Claim For A Broken Hip In The UK?
  5. No Win No Fee Broken Hip Claims
  6. Contact Legal Expert Today
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What Injuries Did The Claimant Sustain?

In this case the woman tripped and fell over on a grate in the pavement. Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of accidents and injuries in the UK and one of the most common types of personal injury claims cases. They can cause injuries such as a broken hip or hip fracture. The claimant in this case suffered a broken hip as a result of the impact when she fell on the pavement outside a shop.

The claimant immediately knew that they had suffered a serious injury to their hip, due to her being unable to stand up. She was taken to her local A&E department. The hip fractures were not immediately apparent and whilst the claimant did have an initial x-ray, she was sent home without further treatment. Three days later the x-rays taken showed that she did have a broken hip as a result of the fall.

Prior to the injury the claimant had been fit and healthy and had to undergo a broken hip operation to place screws in the hip. Broken hip recovery can be difficult and in this case the claimant had to use crutches for six weeks after the operation. It took four months from the accident for the claimant to be able to stand and move on the hip unassisted. The woman permanently lost some rotation in her hip as well as a degree of flexibility. She was also left with lasting stiffness in the hip as well as soreness in the joint.

Broken Hip Injuries

Broken hip injuries are breaks or cracks in the very top of the thigh bone, close to where the straight bone connects to the hip joint ball. Generally, they will be caused by an impact, such as a fall or other similar injury. They can be exacerbated by existing conditions that affect the bones in that region. Women are also slightly more susceptible to a hip fracture. Hip fractures in the elderly are also much more common and can be more serious with longer broken hip recovery times.

You may be wondering, “what is the average compensation for a hip injury?” As we will explain in more detail below, this can be a difficult question to answer because every case is unique. If your claim is successful, the amount you receive can be based on many factors.

How Did The Case Proceed?

The council responsible for the pavement and grate were contacted about the accident, claim and injuries, as well as being notified of the damaged drainage grate. Within six weeks of notification, the drainage grate was repaired. The council admitted liability for the claimant’s injuries shortly after this. The council very quickly admitted liability for the accident and injury. The case did not need to go to court and a settlement was made between the council and the claimant’s solicitors.

It’s important to note that when pursuing compensation for a broken hip, you need to be able to prove that third-party negligence was at least partially responsible for your injury. This is the basis for any personal injury claim. In this case, they were able to prove that the council did not act quickly enough to fix the grate. This inaction was enough to show that the council breached their duty of care, causing the claimant’s injury. This is why the claimant received compensation.

How Much Can I Claim For A Broken Hip In The UK?

You may be wondering, “how much can I claim for a broken hip in the UK?” As previously mentioned, there is no average compensation for a hip injury as every claim is different. When claiming, it isn’t just the nature of the injury that determines the amount of compensation. The broken hip compensation amount is based on many factors, including:

  • The recovery period
  • Whether there are any permanent injuries 
  • The extent to which your life has been negatively impacted

Factors like these determine the compensation for a broken hip should your claim be successful. The Judicial College provide compensation brackets to give you a better understanding of what you could receive. Please see the table below. 

Injury TypeSeverityBracket of CompensationSymptoms of Injury
Pelvis and HipsSevere (ii)£58,100 to £73,580This injury will have particularly distinguishing features that rank it above most other injuries. This includes, for instance, traumatic myositis ossificans with formation of ectopic bone around the hip.
Pelvis and HipsModerate (ii)£11,820 to £24,950These injuries involve hip replacement or some form of other surgery.
Pelvis and HipsLesser Injuries (ii)Up to £3,710Soft tissue injuries that are minor and lead to a full recovery.
Pelvis and HipsSevere (i)£73,580 to £122,860Multiple, extensive pelvic fractures. Potential injuries include dislocation of the low back joint or a hip injury leading to spondylolisthesis of a low back joint leading to spinal fusion being required.
Pelvis and HipsLesser Injuries (i)£3,710 to £11,820Despite significant injury, there is little or no residual disability.
Pelvis and HipsModerate (i)£24,950 to £36,770Significant hip or pelvic injury. However, any permanent disability created is not major and there is no great future risk created from the injury.
Pelvis and HipsSevere (iii)£36,770 to £49,270Examples of injuries include an acetabulum fracture leading to degenerative changes and leg instability causing an osteotomy with hip replacement surgery probably being needed in the future.

Please remember that this only gives you an idea of the broken hip compensation amount you could receive. If you would like a quotation online, you can use our compensation calculator. In just a few minutes, it can provide you with a compensation quote that relates to your injury. If you prefer, you can contact us for free legal advice at a time that works for you using the details above.  

No Win No Fee Broken Hip Claims

Legal Expert work with a highly trained panel of professional specialist personal injury solicitors from across the country. We have helped people with a variety of different injuries, such as common slip, trip, and fall claims which can result in injuries such as a broken hip. We specialise in helping people to get the compensation they deserve and offer people No Win No Fee services. We offer claimants what is called a Conditional Fee Agreement (the technical name for a no win no fee contract) or CFA.

This agreement will set out the services the claimant can expect from their solicitor and how they can expect to pay for these services. The CFA agreement will state that the claimant won’t have to make any upfront payment or ongoing charges, but will pay a percentage of their compensation award as the fee. This is referred to as a success fee. By law, this can not be greater than 25%.

Across the country the solicitors we work with people who have been injured to secure the compensation that they are entitled to. To start your no win no fee claim, talk to Legal Expert today.

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Find out if you could be entitled to make a fractured hip compensation claim today as well as how much you could be owed in broken hip compensation. The broken hip compensation amount that you could be entitled to will depend on the level of your injury. We have helped people from across the country to get the compensation that they deserve.

The specialist solicitors at Legal Expert will work hard to ensure that at each step of the process we provide our clients with the information and advice that they need to make informed legal choices at each step of their case. If you contact us, our team of advisors will be able to tell you if you’re able to claim and provide you with an estimate for compensation for a broken hip.

Our panel of solicitors have years of experience in helping clients recover the compensation they are owed, such as in broken or fractured hip compensation cases. Find out more about making a successful broken hip compensation claim by calling 0800 073 8804 or by emailing us with the details of your case at info@legalexpert.co.uk. You can also reach our team using the online chat feature.

Useful Links

Hip Injury Claim
Hip injury claims can include a broken hip, hip fractures and other injuries to this area. Find out more about making a successful hip injury claim in our guide.

Fractured And Broken Bone Claims
If you need to seek fractured hip compensation, view our guide to making fractured and broken bone injury claims.

Making Claims Against A Local Authority
Making a claim against your local authority can seem daunting. View our guide to making a successful no win no fee claim against a local authority, such as your council.

Broken Hip NHS Guide
Information on broken hip injuries from the NHS.

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