Your hips endure a lot of wear and tear during your lifetime. Every time you walk, run or jump, your hips are involved. Some people sail through life without any injury worries, but for others, it’s a different story. Hip injuries are fairly common, and many people require surgery in later life. Here are some of the most common hip injury causes.
The most common hip injury causes
Hip pain may be associated with chronic conditions or acute incidents. The most common hip injury causes are slips, trips and falls and sporting injuries. Falling can lead to a hip fracture or dislocation of the joint in addition to damage to the connective tissue. Chronic pain is most commonly linked to osteoarthritis, a progressive condition, which causes pain, swelling and weakness in the joints. If you have osteoarthritis, there is no cure, but there are lots of treatments available that can help to ease symptoms. Hip injuries may also be linked to problems elsewhere in the legs. If you’ve injured your hamstring muscle, for example, this may also affect your hips.
Is it possible to claim compensation for a hip injury?
If you’ve been injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation. If you’ve had a fall in a public place, for example, and you have proof that you were not to blame, you have a right to make a claim. Perhaps the floor was wet in a supermarket or a shop and there was no warning sign in place, or you tripped over a broken step going into a café. In this case, you would not be liable for your hip injury. Shop owners, local councils and café and restaurant managers have a duty of care to the public, and if they don’t comply with health and safety guidelines, members of the public can pursue legal action.
Compensation is not awarded to everyone who has an injury. If you’ve developed a hip injury while messing around playing football with your friends, for example, it’s unlikely that you’d have a viable injury claim.
If you’re keen to find out more about making a claim for a hip injury, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have an experienced team of personal injury lawyers ready and waiting to help you claim the compensation you deserve. Call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Accident Advice