How much compensation can I claim for a hip injury?
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 30th March 2021. 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 compensation.
Millions of others have gone through the same trauma as you and sustained hip injuries through 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.
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 (of no obligation). The number to call is 0800 073 8804.
Select a section:
- A guide to accident claims for hip injuries.
- What to do if you are involved in an accident causing a hip injury.
- How to begin a hip injury claim.
- What can be claimed for after an accident causing a hip injury?
- What hip bones do you have?
- Hip injury accidents at work claims.
- Hip injury slip trip or fall claims.
- A hip injury in a public place claims
- The most common types of hip injuries.
- Assessing the severity of a hip injury.
- How much compensation will I get after an accident causing a hip injury?
- A hip injury case study.
- No win no fee leg injury claims.
- Why choose us as your claims service for a hip injury claim?
- Call for free advice and to start a claim.
Our company has provided this guide on hip injury claims to offer a range of information about what you need to know in order to make an informed decision 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 as your Claims Service.
With the assistance that this guide will provide to you, making a claim for hip injury compensation after an accident could not be simpler.
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 specially taken if you are already suffering from a bone disorder such as osteoporosis, which increases your injury’s chances of severe 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 might 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. 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 if you have access to it. 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 as the result of falling over on the 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 of your hip to prove that significant damage was done. This evidence is incredibly important for your claim, as the average compensation for a 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 claim for hip injury compensation.
When is hip pain serious?
If you treat the pain in your hip at home and don’t notice an improvement within a week, you should visit your doctor. Seek medical attention straight away if your hip pain is intense, prevents you from bearing weight in your hip or if your hip changes appearance.
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 more straightforward thanks to the help that can be provided by a Claims Service. Your Claims Service will deal with your case’s difficult administrative aspects and do their best to ensure that you suffer minimal stress during the legal process.
As previously stated in this guide, before you receive a Claims Service’s assistance, you will need to gather evidence to support your claim. This evidence 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 personal injury 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 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 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.
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 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 – that they have 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 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 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 claim will be discussed in detail at a later point in this guide.
For more information on hip injury claims, including details on the pelvis injuries themselves, please read on or get in touch with our team today.
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 a fractured pelvis, it can be useful to know the different bones that 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 a 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.
Any type of injury to the hip could justify a claim for hip injury compensation, so get in touch today to find out more.
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 hip injury accidents at work, could result in hip injury claims being made against your employer.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 sets out an employer’s duty of care as well as the measures they need to implement to keep you safe. Should they breach these measures and you suffer an injury, you could be justified in seeking hip injury compensation.
Hip and pelvis injuries are one of 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.
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 hip injury compensation against the operator of the premises.
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 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.
It is common for a compensation 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 necessary self-assessment of your injuries in regards to hip injury claims, 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. 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 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 your hip ligaments. 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 and.
To find out what levels of injuries can justify hip injury compensation, just give us a call today.
The amount of hip injury compensation you could receive after an accident depends heavily upon your hip injury’s type and severity. 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 for hip injury claims, organised by type and severity of injury:
|Type/Severity of Injury||Explanation/Examples||Average Compensation Amount|
|Minor Hip Injury||Minor soft tissue damage with little/no long-term medical effects||Up to £11,820|
|Moderate Hip Injury||Significant damage that results in hip replacement/surgery but no permanent disability||£11,820 - £36,770|
|Severe Hip Injury||Severe damage to the hips and pelvis requiring extensive surgery.||£36,770 - £122,860|
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.
In short, the NHS identifies a hip injury is often 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.
As outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips, trips and falls are often caused by one of three factors, which includes:
- 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 1/6 million working people that suffered from a work-related illness and 38.8 million working days lost due to a work-related illness or injury.
The graph below from HSE using data from the Labour Force Survey estimates the number of days lost for different kinds of injuries in the workplace. 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 hip injury, it shows that hip injuries that involve fractures pose a real risk especially when considering time taken off work and potential loss of earnings.
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.
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 a 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 due to 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 the 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 pursuing hip injury claims. 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 hip injury compensation.
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 hip injury compensation claim.
Our team of legal experts assures 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 give you exemplary advice on how to proceed in your claim and receive 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 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.
We can provide you with the advice you need to decide 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 hip injury claims, and we can get your claim started today.
If you have had a hip injury due to medical negligence find out today if you can claim.
Hip Injuries and hip pain in adults that are treated with surgery, Find out more about hip pain.
Hip fractures are breaks or cracks at the top of the thigh bone (femur) find out more.
Hip Injury Claims FAQs
How is personal injury compensation calculated?
By doubling your special damages, you should get a reasonable estimate for pain and suffering.
How long after an injury can you claim compensation?
You can make an injury claim as soon as you wish after an accident if you have sufficient supportive evidence.
Can you fracture your hip and still walk?
It becomes difficult to walk due to the surrounding skin potentially swelling or bruising.
Is there a cap on personal injury claims?
In terms of what you can claim for, you should keep your potential claim figure reasonable yet appropriate to your injury.
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.
Thank you for reading this guide to claiming hip injury compensation as part of hip injury claims.