More about… a fractured hip and how an accident lawyer in Cupar can help you claim
Many of the clients we help to claim the compensation they are entitled to, suffer a variety of injuries. Some have short term impacts on daily life but, for other people, the injury or injuries they suffer have a far longer lasting daily issue.
One such injury is a fractured hip.
What accidents can cause fractured hip?
Firstly, as our expert accident lawyer in Cupar will tell you, some people are more susceptible to a fractured hip than others. Older people and those suffering from diseases such as osteoporosis that weaken bones can also be at risk of this type of injury due to an impact.
Secondly, it doesn’t take a huge impact for a hip to be fractured or broken. The majority of ways that people suffer this type of injury is due to a trip, slip or a fall.
Thirdly, it has been found that younger people can suffer a fractured hip as a result of serious road accidents which again, they may need the specialist and expert help of an accident lawyer in Cupar.
When can Accident Advice Helpline help you claim compensation?
There are 3 factors that MUST be met before AAH and one of our injury solicitor Cupar can help you claim compensation for a fractured hip:
- The accident, slip, trip or fall in which you sustained your fractured hip must NOT have been your fault – British law states that anyone hurt in an accident that was not their fault is fully entitled to pursue a claim for financial compensation; you can do this with the help of an accident lawyer in Cupar
- You must have received medical attention for your injury – if you sustained a fractured hip as a result of your accident, you will probably have sought medical treatment, simply because this is probably one of the most painful fractures there is. However, if you are intending on claiming for other types of injury, you must have had medical treatment for these too
- And finally, you must get to work with your accident lawyer in Cupar to start working on your claim within three years of the date of the accident. This date is non-negotiable; any compensation claim made beyond this date will not be successful. This is laid down in British law too, although there are some exceptions, such as those making compensation claims for industrial diseases.
Do you have a claim for your fractured hip? Find out for sure by calling us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone today for friendly advice.
Date Published: 22nd January 2014
Author: David Brown