Your hips or pelvis connect your legs to your upper body and allow your legs to move freely in their sockets. Any hip injuries can lead to pain and disability, which in some cases could be permanent. Accident Advice Helpline has handled claims for hip injury compensation after accidents at work or road traffic accidents have led to hip fractures or other injuries, and we could help you too. If somebody else has caused your accident, get in touch with us to find out if you have a viable claim for hip injury compensation – but don’t wait too long as there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim.
How serious is your hip injury?
The most common causes of hip injuries are:
- High speed road traffic accident or a collision with a large vehicle such as a truck
- Motor bike accident
- Work accident usually caused by falling objects or large machinery
Slip or trip
Older people are more likely to suffer a serious injury than younger people – this is because their bones are more fragile. Hip replacement surgery is a major operation, with only 1 in 4 elderly people making a full recovery from their hip fracture. Multiple fractures could lead to a permanent disability, instability when walking or standing, constant pain or even a ruptured bladder. Surgery such as a hip replacement or spinal operation may be needed in the case of serious injuries.
Generally speaking, the more serious your injuries, the larger your personal injury settlement. For example, if you have suffered serious, debilitating injuries that have left you permanently disabled, you’re likely to receive more than somebody who has suffered minor injuries and made a full recovery.
Who is responsible?
Working out who’s to blame for an accident can be tough, but Accident Advice Helpline’s expert personal injury advisors can help you – we’ve got years of industry experience. If you have been injured by large machinery at work, your employer could be to blame. If you’re claiming hip injury compensation after a slip or trip on a cracked pavement, the local council could be at fault for failing to ensure the pavement was safe. Whatever has happened to cause your accident, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to offer confidential, no-obligation advice. If you decide to proceed with a claim, we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton