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How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Hip Injury?

By Max Meers. Last Updated 24th February 2022. Welcome to our guide to hip injury claims. If you have suffered from an injury to your hip due to the fault of a negligent third party, you may question whether you have grounds to seek hip injury compensation.

Millions of others have gone through the same trauma as you. Hip injury claims could be made after road traffic accidents, accidents at work or accidents in public. Compensation could help you recover the numerous costs of your injury.

Throughout this guide, we aim to provide you with information and insight into the claims process. More specifically, we will address how a personal injury solicitor could offer to handle your case and help you seek the compensation you deserve. Our solicitors can offer their services on a No Win No Fee basis.

All you have to do to find out more about claiming hip injury compensation is give our team a call to access free legal advice. You can discuss potential hip injury claims with us by using 0800 073 8804. If you have further questions, such as “what is the average compensation for a broken hip?”, you can also contact us through our website or using the chat window.

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A Guide to Accident Claims for Hip Injuries

Hip Injury Claim

Hip Injury Claim

Our company has provided this guide on hip injury claims to offer a range of information about claiming. This guide will inform you of how to begin your claim, answer possible questions that you may have and list the benefits of allowing us to give you our expert assistance.


What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident Causing a Hip Injury

If you have been involved in an accident that has caused a hip injury, medical assistance can assess your condition and ensure that the problem does not worsen.

However, after you have received the appropriate medical care for your injury, you should consider whether or not you wish to make a hip injury claim for compensation. If the accident was caused by third-party negligence, you might be entitled to hip injury compensation.

Evidence that can be used to support your hip injury claims:

  • Firstly, you will require evidence that proves that the accident you suffered occurred the way you claim it did. Not only could you take a formal witness statement from others who saw the accident, but you can also use CCTV or other video footage. Any evidence that supports the occurrence of your accident can be sufficient to some degree, however.
  • Secondly, you will require evidence that negligence on behalf of another party resulted in your accident. For example, if you suffered a pelvic injury resulting from falling over on uneven pavement, you could claim that the local council was responsible for your accident. This is because they must ensure your health and adequately maintain the safety standards of the pavement.
  • Thirdly, you will require evidence in support of the severity of your hip injury. This could include medical reports if you have been hospitalised for your hip injury or X-ray scans to prove that damage was done. This evidence is important for your claim, as the average compensation for a broken hip or hip injury you could receive increases by the injury’s severity. However, this will be explained in more detail later in the guide.

Once you have followed these steps, you might be better prepared to begin the process of claiming hip injury compensation.

How long do hip injury claims take to settle?

It can take months for a typical hip injury claim to settle. Now, the nature of the injury and any complex circumstances could extend the claims process. The time it takes for a typical hip injury claim to resolve is partly based on the strength of the evidence you’re able to provide.

How to Begin a Hip Injury Claim

When you consider making a hip injury claim, the actual beginning of your claim can seem complex, especially for those with little previous experience of the legal system. However, the process is made infinitely more straightforward thanks to Legal Expert. We will deal with your case’s difficult administrative aspects and do our best to ensure that you suffer minimal stress during the legal process.

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Claim for hip injury compensation

As previously stated in this guide, you will need to gather evidence to support any hip injury claims. This evidence can be placed under legal scrutiny and can form the foundation of a successful claim.

After you have gathered this evidence, you can contact us completely for free to see if you can claim. You can easily contact us to learn more about hip injury claims using the above details.

We can give you a free consultation over the phone, where we will do our best to answer any questions you have about your personal injury claim and the claims process.

In this consultation session, we will assess how valid your hip injury compensation claim is and provide an informed opinion about your claim’s potential success. This conclusion is based upon our years of experience dealing with personal injury claims (especially hip injury claims) and the evidence you can provide to us.

If you choose to use our services, we will help you prepare your compensation claim. This involves gathering any additional information about your claim to show how your injury was caused by negligence.

What can be Claimed for after an Accident Causing a Hip Injury?

If you are considering making a personal injury claim after an accident has caused a hip injury, you may be wondering exactly what will be included in your hip injury compensation in terms of the costs, damages, and so on.

Most people who make a personal injury claim believe that they can only receive compensation for direct costs – such as medical expenses or loss of earnings – suffered due to their injury. However, this is not the case for any personal injury claim.

When you make a personal injury claim after a hip injury, you could claim for a whole manner of different costs and damages related to your injury if you can provide the necessary evidence:

  • General damages – this includes unspecified damages such as pain and suffering, which occur due to the injury and the effects upon day-to-day life.
  • Special damages include measurable damages such as direct loss of earnings, cost of homecare required by your injury, and damage to property such as your vehicle. In some hip injury claims, claiming for this successfully can greatly increase what you could receive. 
  • Medical costs – this includes the cost of private medical care or even medical care from overseas healthcare providers if the treatment you want is unavailable in the UK.
  • Travel costs include the cost to travel between your home or hospital appointments and potentially travel to foreign countries if treatment is sought from overseas healthcare providers.

The amount of compensation you can receive still heavily depends on the type and severity of your injury, even for specific claims such as medical negligence hip replacements. However, exactly how much impact this has on your hip injury compensation claim will be discussed later in this guide.

For more information on hip injury claims, including details on pelvic injuries, please read on or get in touch with our team today.

What Hip Bones do You Have?

While hips are colloquially referred to as though they were a single entity, this is actually not the case. Your hips are, in fact, made up of three different parts which work together to allow movement. If you wish to claim compensation for a fractured pelvis, it can be useful to know the different bones that might be relevant to hip injury claims. The parts of the hips include:

  • The ilium is the largest of the bones in your hip and is attached to two major muscles. These muscles are the gluteal muscles and the iliacus muscles and are essential to your mobility. If you are making a broken ilium claim, the symptoms of a broken ilium can include swelling and bruising around your hip, as well as the presence of blood in your urine.
  • The ischium is the next largest of your hip bones but can be just as harmful when damaged through injury. This bone supports your gluteus maximus and is used whenever you sit down. As a result, a broken ischium claim can result in a large amount of compensation due to the emotional suffering and pain that ischium injuries can cause.
  • The smallest of the bones in your hip is the pubis, and this bone assists in the stability of your hip joint. As such, if you have suffered from a pubis injury, your broke pubis claim could have a large amount of compensation due to the impact such an injury could have on your quality of life.

Though the term ‘hip injury’ can refer to an injury to any of the above bones, the actual medical report might be more specific. We can arrange for a local medical assessment to help you understand the full extent of your injury.

Any injury to the hip could justify a claim for hip injury compensation, so get in touch today to find out more.

Hip Injury Claims From An Accident At Work

Failure to comply with UK health and safety regulations is the most common reason hip accidents at work occur. Your employer is legally required to provide you with a safe working environment. Failing to meet this requirement, leading to hip injury accidents at work, could result in hip injury claims against your employer.

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 sets out an employer’s duty of care and the measures they need to implement to keep you safe. Should they breach these measures and suffer an injury, you could be justified in seeking hip injury compensation.

Hip Injury Claims From A Slip, Trip Or Fall

Hip and pelvis injuries are among the most common damages caused by a slip, trip or fall accident. Every publicly accessible walkway, and every pavement or floor in the workplace, are the responsibility of somebody to maintain. If lack of maintenance causes a person to slip, trip or fall, which results in a hip injury, a valid compensation claim can be filed.

Hip Injury Claims Caused By A Public Place Injury 

If you are walking in the street on a public pavement and fall or trip and receive a hip injury, the local council may be liable for damages. Every occupier or owner of public space has a duty of care. In Great Britain, this is outlined in The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Successful hip injury claims are built around proving that the third party with a duty of care breached this duty, resulting in the claimant’s injury.

Hip Injury Claims Caused By Road Traffic Accidents

Every road user in the UK also has a duty of care in the form of The Highway Code. Hip injury claims have occurred in the past due to a road user not adhering to the Code. If you don’t drive safely and responsibly and cause an injury, you could be liable. 

Regarding claiming for a car accident, it’s also important to note the recent changes made to The Highway Code as of 29 January 2022.   

Read on to learn more about the various situations which could lead to hip injury claims.

The Most Common Types of Hip Injuries

If you consider making a hip injury compensation claim, you may be wondering what the most common types of hip injuries are.

  • The most common type of hip injury is hip dislocation. This occurs when the bones of your hip slip from your socket, which can cause long-term nerve damage and a lack of mobility.
  • The next most common type of hip injury is a hip fracture. This occurs when the bones of your hip become damaged after trauma. This commonly results in mobility issues and can result in severe bone damage if the hip is fractured repeatedly.
  • The third most common type of hip injury is osteoarthritis. This occurs when your hip joint is inflamed by a previous long-term condition, such as obesity or osteoporosis, and then further stressed through traumatic injury. This type of hip injury can also cause long-term mobility problems alongside significant pain issues.

There are other injuries that you can sustain to the hip that don’t involve the pelvic bones. One example of this is hip bursitis, where the fluid-filled sacs that cushion your joints become inflamed and cause you pain. 

In addition to diagnosing the actual injury, it is crucial to know how severe the issue has become. The importance of this will be discussed below as we look at how hip injury claims can be affected by the effects an injury has had on you.

Assessing the Severity of a Hip injury

You may be wondering, “what hip injury compensation amounts could I receive?” A hip injury compensation calculator can provide further insight into the compensation you could receive from claiming.

Typically, such calculators emphasise the importance of the severity of an injury and adjust the compensation amounts accordingly. Here are the different severities of a hip injury and the symptoms you might notice:

  • Minor hip injuries typically involve a lightly strained ligament in your hip. They are identified by minor joint pain in your hips, slight swelling around the area of your hip, and small difficulties walking for a period of time. While these injuries can have some long-term consequences, they typically heal without medical treatment within several weeks of the accident.
  • Moderate hip injuries are slightly more severe than minor hip injuries and normally involve a partial tearing of your hip ligaments. These injuries can be identified through constant pain in your hip, bruising, and moderate difficulties walking.
  • Severe hip injuries are the most serious form of hip injuries and can involve a complete tearing of your hip ligaments. Hip injuries of this high severity can be identified through significant pain when attempting to walk or move severe swelling surrounding the hip, and long-term nerve damage.

As well as this, there are injuries which can include fractured and broken bones. Many injuries are judged on a similar scale of severity. But any of these could pave the way for you to file hip injury claims.

To find out what levels of injuries can justify hip injury compensation, give us a call today.

What Is The Average Compensation For A Broken Hip?

The amount of hip injury compensation you could receive after an accident depends heavily upon your hip injury’s type and severity.

While the amount of compensation you could receive will be decided on an individual basis, The Judicial College can provide you with an idea of what you could receive. They have built the compensation brackets you see below based on previous payouts and different severities of hip injuries.

Type/Severity of InjuryExplanation/ExamplesAverage Compensation Amount
Minor Hip InjuryMinor soft tissue damage with little/no long-term medical effectsUp to £11,820
Moderate Hip InjurySignificant damage that results in hip replacement/surgery but no permanent disability£11,820 - £36,770
Severe Hip InjurySevere damage to the hips and pelvis requiring extensive surgery.£36,770 - £122,860

However, please remember that these figures only provide an estimation of what you could receive. To learn more about hip injury claims, please contact our team for free legal advice using the details above.

Hip Injury Statistics

In short, the NHS identifies a hip injury as often being connected to a hip fracture, cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone. Most commonly, slips, trips and falls are a common cause of hip traumas. And any of these scenarios might lead to the victim claiming hip injury compensation.

As outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips, trips and falls are often caused by one of three factors.

  • Design and maintenance – third parties, such as employers, must ensure all flooring is suitable, uses the right materials and has efficient lighting.
  • Housekeeping – a lack of housekeeping or an insufficient housekeeping regime can lead to slips and trips. For instance, without a robust housekeeping standard, trailing wires or cluttered flooring could cause an accident.
  • Walkways – walkways can often cause slips and trips if they aren’t in the right place or well kept.

When looking at workplace accidents, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlined that there were 1.7 million working people that suffered from a work-related illness.

The graph below from HSE using data from the Labour Force Survey estimates the number of days lost for different workplace injuries. We can see that fractured and broken bones account for the single highest cause of time off work. Although this data isn’t exclusive to a hip injury, it shows that hip injuries that involve fractures pose a real risk, especially when considering the time taken off work and potential loss of earnings.

Injuries at work statistics graph

Injuries at work statistics graph

If you believe that you have been injured due to a third party’s negligent actions, please reach out and speak to one of our advisers. Our claims team would be more than happy to speak with you and address any questions you may have on hip injury claims.

No Win No Fee Hip Injury Claims

If you are considering making a hip injury claim, one of the factors that may be deterring you is the potential legal fees that you could be charged for your claim. These legal fees can be incredibly damaging to your financial and mental stability.

If you are already experiencing financial issues resulting from your injury, then such legal fees can seem extortionate and unfair.

However, our solicitors will do their best to minimise the stress that your claim causes you. If you have suffered from a hip injury due to an accident that was not your fault, you deserve to feel able to make a compensation claim with our support. You can make a claim with our solicitors using a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement.

This means that you won’t have to pay your solicitor’s fees either during the claim or upfront. Instead, they take a small, legally capped compensation portion out of your settlement to cover their costs. Furthermore, there will also be no hidden fees meaning you can be fully aware of the potential claim costs before agreeing to use our services.

Why Choose Our Services When Making Hip Injury Claims?

Our company is ideally placed to assist you in making a compensation claim, alongside providing you with the support needed to minimise the experience’s stress as a claimant.

Our years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims place us in a unique position as one of the most capable companies dealing with hip injury claims. This experience has given us a deep understanding of claims and how to maximise your chances of being successful in your hip injury compensation claim.

Should you use our services, we assure you that any hip injury claims will be handled professionally and efficiently by legal experts. They can assist you in your claim at any stage of the process and give you exemplary advice on proceeding with your claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.

Our company also has a strong commitment to seeing justice done, especially for those who believe that they cannot receive it due to their financial status. This commitment is highlighted by offering local medical assessments and our ‘No Win No Fee’ policy.

Call for Free Advice and To Start a Claim

We can provide you with the advice you need to decide about your hip injury claim.

You can begin your claim through the contact form provided or our phone number below. Once you do this, we can begin getting you the compensation you deserve.

Call 0800 073 8804 now and discover how our company can provide you with free advice on hip injury claims. If you’re still unsure or have questions about potential hip injury compensation amounts, for instance, you can contact us at a time that suits you.

Helpful Links

Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

If you have had a hip injury due to medical negligence, find out today if you can claim hip injury compensation.

Hip pain and injury – NHS Choices

Hip Injuries and hip pain in adults can be treated with surgery. Find out more about hip pain.

Hip fracture NHS

Hip fractures are breaks or cracks at the top of the thigh bone (femur); find out more.

Serious Back Injury Compensation Case Study

Read this guide to find out how much a serious back injury could be worth.

Hip Injury Claims FAQs

How long after an injury can you claim compensation?

In most cases, you can make a personal injury claim within three years of the accident or three years of becoming aware that your injury was caused by negligence

Can you fracture your hip and still walk?

It becomes difficult to walk due to the surrounding skin potentially swelling or bruising.

Can you fracture your hip and not know it?

In most cases, someone fracturing their hip is unable to move due to the pain. But there are instances where the victim experiences no symptoms, though this is rare.

What are the symptoms of a hairline fracture in the hip?

Symptoms could include being unable to walk, significant pain, a lack of balance, bruising, swelling and the leg closest to the hip being shorter.

What is the life expectancy after a hip fracture?

Around 50% of victims die within six months, with survivors largely being unable to regain their previous mobility.

What does a bruised hip bone feel like?

Symptoms include stiffness, a reduction in movement, large pain, swelling and possibly a lump. Such injuries could justify a claim for hip injury compensation.

Contact our team today for free legal advice to find out how much compensation you could receive from hip injury claims.

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