Hip Injury Claims – Check If You Can Get Compensation
By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 16th November 2023. In this guide, we explain what hip injury claims are, how this type of injury can happen, when you are eligible to make a claim and how to do so. If you have suffered from an injury to your hip due to the fault of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation.
We aim to provide you with information and insight into the claims process. This includes an explanation of how a personal injury solicitor could support your case. We also discuss the average compensation awards for a hip injury and how we can help you claim it.
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Select A Section:
- The Criteria For Hip Injury Claims
- What Evidence Do You Need To Prove A Hip Injury Claim?
- Types Of Hip Injury Claims
- What Is The Average Compensation For A Hip Injury?
- No Win No Fee Agreements And Hip Injury Claims
- Why Choose Our Services When Making Hip Injury Claims?
There are various places where you could suffer an injury to your hip. These include while you are at work, on the roads and in a public place. Regardless of where you suffered an injury, in order to seek hip injury compensation, you must meet the personal injury claims criteria. You must be able to prove that:
- You were owed a duty of care.
- This duty was breached.
- Your injury occurred because of this breach.
Get in touch with an advisor from our team to find out more about the eligibility criteria for hip injury claims.
Hip Injury Claims – Time Limits
Hip injury claims, like other personal injury claims, will generally need to be started within 3 years from the date of the injury. This is stated in the Limitation Act 1980.
Sometimes, your hip injury may only be diagnosed at a later date than it being sustained. You could use the date of knowledge as the first day of your 3-year time limit.
When claiming hip injury compensation amounts for injured children, a litigation friend must be appointed to do so. Anyone under the age of 18 cannot represent themselves in a claim. They can only do so once they reach adulthood. Their time limit begins on their 18th birthday, if the claim has not already been started by a litigation friend.
Similarly, if a hip injury payout is to be claimed by someone with a reduced mental capacity, then a litigation friend must be appointed to do so on their behalf. However, if and when the injured person’s mental capacity reaches a suitable state, they can make their own claim. Until then, their 3-year time limit also remains suspended, beginning only from the date they are deemed to have recovered.
To find out more about time limits for hip injury claims, get in touch with our advisors today.
As mentioned above, in order to make a hip injury claim, you need to demonstrate a third party owed you a duty of care as part of the eligibility criteria. There are several parties who owe a duty of care, including occupiers, employers, and road users. If there was a breach of duty by either of these parties, it could potentially lead to the following accidents:
- Accidents at work – Employers owe all their staff a duty of care to take reasonable and practicable steps to protect them from harm while they’re working, as per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. A failure to do so could lead to a workplace accident. For example, your employer might fail to provide you with adequate training before instructing you to operate a forklift truck. As a result, you crash the vehicle and sustain a broken hip.
- Road traffic accidents – Each road user owes a duty of care to use the roads in a way that prevents harm or damage to themselves and others. To uphold this duty, road users must adhere to the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code. Failure to do so could result in a road traffic accident. For example, the driver of a car might crash into the side of you by failing to check it was safe to pull out at a junction. As a result, you sustain damage to your hip.
- Accidents in a public place – Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, parties responsible for controlling a public space have a duty of care to ensure the reasonable safety to those who visit it. If there is a failure to uphold this duty, it could lead to you sustaining a hip injury in a public place accident. For example, you might slip, trip or fall on a wet floor in a shop due to the spillage not being signposted, causing you to sustain a hip fracture.
If you’ve suffered a hip injury because another party breached their duty of care, you can speak to our advisors for free about hip injury claims. Our team can also advise on other matters, including hip injury compensation amounts.
If you’re seeking compensation for a hip injury, you will need evidence to support your claim. This evidence needs to prove that your hip injury was the result of third-party negligence. Further into this article, we explore situations in which you could be owed a duty of care.
Examples of evidence that could be used for hip injury claims:
- Medical records.
- CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage.
- Witness contact details.
- Photographs of the scene.
- Pictures of your injuries.
Other evidence could also be useful for your claim. A solicitor could help you collect evidence to support that a breach of duty of care caused your injury. For example, if you were claiming for hip injuries from falling, you may not have taken a photograph of the scene, but a solicitor could collect official statements from witnesses.
Call our advisors to learn more about what evidence could support hip injury claims and the average compensation for a hip injury.
Unfortunately, telling you the average compensation for a hip injury in the UK is unlikely to help you calculate what compensation you could be awarded. This is because every claim is different. Compensation is made up of general and special damages.
General damages compensates you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. You could also be compensated for any loss of amenity, such as an inability to take part in your usual activities.
Legal professionals can use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help value general damages. Therefore, we have used compensation brackets from the JCG to make the table below.
It’s worth noting that you should only use the figures as guidelines. A solicitor will also consider any special damages when valuing your personal injury compensation. Please note that the table should be viewed as a guide only and the first entry listed is not based on the JCG.
|Type of Injury||Severity||Description||Compensation Bracket|
|Multiple Serious Injuries||Serious||You could be awarded compensation for your pain and suffering plus loss of earnings if you've suffered multiple serious injuries||Up to £500,000|
|Hips/Pelvis||Severe (i)||Pelvis fractures that are extensive in nature. This can include, for example, the dislocation of a lower back joint and a bladder that has been ruptured.||£78,400 to £130,930|
|Hips/Pelvis||Severe (ii)||This can include pelvic fracture dislocation involving pubic rami and ischial rami leading to impotence.||£61,910 to £78,400|
|Hips/Pelvis||Severe (iii)||Injuries include an acetabulum fracture that leads to degenerative changes and a hip replacement being required due to an arthritic femur fracture.||£39,170 to £52,500|
|Hips/Pelvis||Moderate (i)||Significant hip or pelvis injury. However, any permanent symptoms caused are not major.||£26,590 to £39,170|
|Hips/Pelvis||Moderate (ii)||Injuries in this bracket can involve surgery, such as a hip replacement being required.||£12,590 to £26,590|
What Else Can You Include In A Hip Injury Claim?
Some hip injury settlement amounts also include special damages. This is the head of claim that addresses the way your injuries have affected your financial well-being. For example, if you are unable to work because of your hip injury, this could result in a loss of earnings. In this case, you could potentially claim these lost earnings back under special damages.
Special damages can also help you cover the cost of:
- Mobility aids.
- Home adjustments.
- Over-the-counter medications.
It’s important to note that in order to claim these losses back, you must be able to provide evidence of them, e.g. with bank statements and receipts. One of the benefits of working with a solicitor is that they can help you gather the evidence you need to build a strong case.
Get in touch with our team today to find out if you could be entitled to work with one of our solicitors for your hip injury claim.
To have your hip injury claim assessed now for free, you can call our advisors here at Legal Expert. They will be able to tell you if they think your personal injury claim has a good chance of succeeding. If they think you have an eligible claim for compensation, they can introduce you to one of our No Win No Fee solicitors.
- Solicitor fees are not needed to be paid upfront.
- There are no solicitor fees to be paid while the case is running
- When the case succeeds, and you are awarded compensation, the solicitor working under a CFA can take a percentage of the compensation. However, this is capped by law.
When honest cases fail, you are not required to pay for the services the solicitor has provided.
Call our advisors now to ask any questions you have about working with a solicitor who offers their service on a No Win No Fee basis.
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.
Learn More About Making A Hip Injury Claim
Below, you can find more information about making a hip injury claim:
- 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.
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Contact our team today for free legal advice to find out how much compensation you could receive from hip injury claims.