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How much compensation can I claim for a hip injury?

According to the charity International Osteoporosis Foundation, over 1.6 million hip-related injuries occur in the world each year, with rates being significantly higher in European countries. Even with the number as high as it is, this figure cannot take into account the hip-related injuries for which individuals fail to seek medical assistance, especially among older generations.

If you have suffered from a hip injury – and especially if you are aged between 50 and 80 years old – as the result of an accident that was not your fault, you could make a hip injury compensation claim. Millions of others have gone through the same trauma as you; compensation could help you recover the numerous costs of your injury.

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A Guide to Accident Claims for Hip Injuries

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Our company has provided this guide in order to provide a range of information about what you need to know in order to make an informed decision about your potential hip injury claim. This guide will inform you of how to begin your hip injury claim, answer potential questions that you may have concerning your claim, and list the benefits of allowing us to give you our expert assistance as your Claims Service.

With the assistance that this guide will provide to you, making a hip injury claim after an accident could not be simpler.

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

If you are have been involved in an accident that has caused a hip injury, you need to seek immediate medical assistance to ensure the problem does not worsen. This should be especially taken if you are already suffering from a bone disorder such as osteoporosis, which increases the chances of your injury having serious consequences.

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 that caused your injury was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. If you wish to take your compensation claim forwards, then you should begin to gather evidence to support your claim:

  • Firstly, you will require evidence that proves that the accident you suffered occurred, as well as proof that the sequence of events transpired in the way you claim to be true. While this tends to be traditional witness statements from others who saw the accident, you can use CCTV or other video footage if you have access to it. Any evidence that supports the occurrence of your accident can be effective 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 hip injury as the result of falling over on uneven pavement, you could claim that the local council was responsible for your accident. This is because they have a duty to ensure your health and properly 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 of your hip to prove that major damage was done. This evidence is incredibly important for your claim, as the average compensation for hip injury and average settlement for broken hip increases in accordance with the severity of your injury. 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 making a compensation claim.

How to Begin a Hip Injury Claim

When you are considering making a hip injury claim, the actual beginning your claim can seem complex, especially for those with little previous experience of the legal system. However, the process is made infinitely simpler thanks to the help that can be provided by a Claims Service. Your Claims Service will deal with the difficult administrative aspects of your case and do their best to ensure that you suffer minimal stress during the legal process.

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As previously stated in this guide, before you receive the assistance of a Claims Service, you will need to gather evidence to support your hip injury compensation claim. It is this evidence which can be placed under legal scrutiny and can form the foundation of a successful claim when given to the right law firm.

After you have gathered this evidence, you should contact a Claims Service such as our company. You can easily get into contact with our company and we will cover how in a later section of this guide. Once contact is made, you can receive a free consultation over the phone, in which we will do our best to answer any questions you have about your hip injury compensation claim and the process itself.

In this consultation session, we will also assess how valid we believe your hip injury compensation claim to be and provide an informed opinion as to the potential success of your claim. This conclusion is based upon our years of experience dealing with personal injury claims (especially hip injury claims) and the evidence that you are able to provide to us concerning your claim.

If, after this session, you choose us as your Claims Service, we can proceed with the preparation for bringing your compensation claim to court. This will involve gathering any additional information surrounding your claim that we can, such as accessing CCTV footage of your accident or even arranging a local medical assessment of the severity of your injury.

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 you to suffer from a hip injury, you may be wondering exactly what you are able to claim, 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 – that they have suffered as result of their injury. However, this is simply 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 as part of your case :

  • General damages – this includes unspecified damages such as pain and suffering which occur as the result of the injury, the effects upon day-to-day life, and loss of career reputation stemming from the injury.
  • Special damages – this includes measurable damages such as direct loss of earnings, cost of home-care required by your injury, and damage to property such as your vehicle.
  • 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 – this includes the cost to travel between your home or hospital appointments and potentially travel to foreign countries if treatment is sought from overseas healthcare providers.

However, even with these different costs related to your hip injury, the amount of compensation that you can receive does still heavily depend 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 claim will be discussed in detail at a later point in this guide.

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 – but interconnected – parts which all work together to allow movement. If you wish to claim compensation for fractured pelvis, for instance, it can be useful to know the different bones which might be relevant to your case. 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 result of this, 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 will have a large amount of compensation due to the impact such an injury could have on your quality of life and ability to walk without pain.

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.

Hip Injury Accidents at Work Claims

Failure to comply with UK health and safety regulations, is the single most common reason why 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 a hip injury accident at work, means you will have a valid reason to make a compensation claim against your employer.

Hip Injury Slip Trip or Fall Claims

Hip injuries are one of the most common injuries 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 in a Public Place Claims

If you are walking in the street, on a public pavement, and you fall or trip and receive a hip injury, then the local council will be liable for damages. Similarly, if you are in another public place, such as a retail store, or a privately operated car park, or even a car accident, if you are involved in an accident causing a hip injury, you can claim against the operator of the premises.

The Most Common Types of Hip Injuries

If you are considering making a hip injury compensation claim, you may be wondering what the most common types of hip injuries are. This is important for short-term diagnosis before you receive a full medical assessment. Such injuries include:

  • The most common type of hip injury is a 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 even 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 major pain issues.

In addition to diagnosing the actual injury, it is important to know how severe the issue has become. The importance of this will be discussed below.

Assessing the Severity of a Hip injury

It is common for a compensation injury calculator to provide extra weighting to the severity of an injury. Typically, such calculators emphasise the importance of the severity of an injury and adjust the compensation amounts awarded accordingly. If you want to make a basic self-assessment of your injuries, here are the different severities of hip injury and the symptoms that you might notice:

  • Minor hip injuries typically involve a lightly strained ligament in your hip and 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 a number of 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 around the hip, and moderate difficulties walking.
  • Severe hip injuries are the most severe form of hip injuries and can involve a complete tearing of the ligaments in your hip. Hip injuries of this high severity can be identified through significant pain when attempting to walk or move, severe bruising or swelling surrounding the hip, and long-term nerve damage to your feet.

As well as this, there are injuries which can include fractured and broken bones. Many injuries are judged on a similar scale of severity.

How Much Compensation will I get after an Accident Causing a Hip Injury?

The amount of compensation that you could receive after an accident depends heavily upon the type and severity of your hip injury. This is especially true in cases involving the payouts for hip replacements, average settlement DePuy hip replacement cases, and all sorts of DePuy hip settlement amounts UK and beyond.

While the amount of compensation you could receive will be decided on an individual basis, here are the average compensation amounts, organised by type and severity of injury:

Type/Severity of InjuryExplanation/ExamplesAverage Compensation Amount
Minor Hip InjuryMinor soft tissue damage with little/no long-term medical effectsUp to - £9,575
Moderate Hip InjurySignificant damage that results in hip replacement/surgery but no permanent disability£9,575 - £29,800
Severe Hip InjurySevere damage to the hips and pelvis requiring extensive surgery.£29,800 - £99,500

As can be seen in this table, the type and severity of your injury do matter when considering how much compensation you could receive for your claim.

A Hip Injury Case Study

If you are still wary about making your hip injury compensation claim, reading a real example of a similar claim might allay your fears:

In this case, the claimant suffered a moderate back and hip injury after a park gate collapsed and caused them to fall onto hard ground. After being sent to an emergency room and having to seek orthopaedic treatment, the claimant sought out compensation from their local authority for failing to properly maintain the gate to the required standards.

After winning their claim, the claimant received over £5,500 in compensation for the suffering caused by their accident, emotional pain caused by the injury, and the severity of the injury itself, which was worsened by a previous hip injury.

As you can see from this case, you have a real chance of receiving the compensation that you deserve when you make your claim under the guidance of a Claims Service.

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 are commonly charged against claimants by their Claims Service and can be incredibly damaging to your financial and mental stability, as they add an element of uncertainty that is not necessarily needed.

If you are already experiencing financial issues as result of your injury, then such legal fees can seem extortionate and unfair. Even worse, the fees that you are charged may even exceed the compensation amount you receive, resulting in your claim placing you in a worse position than previously.

However, our company will do our best to minimise the stress that your claim causes you. If you have suffered from a hip injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault, you deserve to feel able to make a compensation claim with the support of our Claims Service. One of the ways that company works to ensure this is through our ‘No Win No Fee’ policy.

This policy, also called a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement,’ provides a solid base for any claimant seeking compensation for an ankle injury claim. We commit to providing expert, holistic support throughout the claims process and we want to give you the best chance you have of receiving the maximum amount of compensation.

Why Choose Us as Your Claims Service for a Hip Injury Claim?

If you decide to take your hip injury claim forward, you will need the strong support of an exemplary Claims Service. Our company is ideally placed to assist you in making and maximising your compensation claim, alongside providing you with the support needed to minimise the stress of the experience for you as a claimant.

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

Our team of legal experts provides the assurance that your compensation claim is being handled professionally and efficiently, leaving nothing to chance or luck. They can assist you in your claim at any stage of the process, and can give you exemplary advice on how to proceed in your claim and receive the compensation that you deserve.

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

We are by far the best company for dealing with your hip injury claim. The support and assistance we can provide is unparalleled, so find out today what we can do for you.

Call for Free Advice and To Start a Claim

We can provide you with the advice that you need to make an informed decision about your hip injury claim.

You can begin the process of your claim either through the contact form provided or our phone number below. Once you do this, we can begin the process of getting you the compensation that you deserve for the horrific accident you suffered.

Call 0800 073 8804 now and discover how our company is able to provide you with free advice on how to proceed with your claim.

 

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 pain and injury – NHS Choices

Hip Injuries and hip pain in adults that are 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.

 

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