In England and Wales, a total of 160 000 hip and knee replacements are performed each year and the risk of serious complications is estimated to be lower than 1 in a 100 by the NHS.
However, it is a serious operation and accidents can happen.
Our leading hip injury claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered a hip injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee hip injury claims solicitors
All our hip injury cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Hip injuries explained
There is more than one type of hip injury, but they can all lead to pain and distress, and give rise to a compensation claim. These are some of the most common types of hip injury we can help with:
- Slip trips and falls can cause a fractured pelvis or muscle or ligament tears.
- Car accidents can result in a dislocated hip, which often involves surgery
- Different accidents can cause a hip bursitis: The bursa is a bag of fluid that sits between the pelvis and the leg and can get inflamed during an accident. You will experience pain when walking.
Most common types of hip accidents
Hip replacement surgery is now a fairly routine operation and only few operations go wrong, leading to major problems for the patient, including:
- Failure to position the new hip properly
- The wrong size hip being fitted
- Unexpected fractures during surgery
- Replacement hip failure
- Lack of rehabilitation
If you had a hospital accident or another accident resulting in hip injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced a personal injury, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Hospital visits
- Medical expenses
- Mobility equipment
My doctor informed me about the risks of a hip replacement. Can I still claim compensation if something went wrong?
Even if you have signed an agreement beforehand, you may still be able to claim compensation for the unnecessary pain and suffering you've endured if your operation went wrong in some way. Contact us to find out if you can claim if something went wrong with your hip replacement surgery.
What is my hip injury compensation claim worth?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If your injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth as much as £114,810. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.