Hip injuries are relatively common. The hips are used frequently, and they can be prone to damage either through trauma or overuse. If you’ve sustained different types of hip injuries, you’ll know all too well the impact they can have on your everyday life. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the situation can be particularly distressing. If you’re considering claiming compensation after an accident, the experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline can help.
Different types of hip injuries
There are lots of different types of hip injuries, including:
- Fractures: fractures are most common in older people, especially those with osteoporosis. In younger people, they tend to be caused by road traffic accidents or heavy falls.
- Bursitis: bursitis is a condition which causes the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that lubricate your joints, to become swollen. If you have bursitis, you may notice pain when you’re walking or doing any other form of activity that makes the tendon move over the bony mass on the side of the hip (this is called the greater trochanter.)
- Hip dislocation: hip dislocation is a very painful injury, which occurs when the joint pops out of the socket. In this case, the ball part of the ball and socket joint becomes detached. Dislocation causes severe pain, and immobility. This type of injury is usually associated with incredibly forceful impact caused by a car crash or falling from a height.
What causes hip injuries?
In the majority of cases, hip injuries are caused by slips, trips and falls and traumatic accidents, such as road accidents. The hips are prone to minor injuries, but it often takes a significant impact to cause serious damage. Suffering from a condition like osteoporosis, which causes brittle bones, you may be more susceptible to hip injuries.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may wish to consider claiming compensation. If you’ve experienced symptoms of a hip injury after a road accident or you’ve had a fall, and you weren’t to blame, for example, we can help. You must seek medical advice at the time, and if your accident was caused by negligence on the part of another person, you have the right to make a claim for your hip injury. We have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients to claim personal injury compensation, and we do everything we can to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years, call us now on 800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Accident Advice