Our hips play a vital part in the way we move. Our hips are a ball and socket joint as it is the joint where you thigh bone connects to your pelvis. Generally our hips are a very stable part of our body but sometimes an accident such as a trip or slip can lead to a damaged hip.
It is not until we lose full movement of this area will we realise just how important it is and how much we use it. These types of injuries are often sustained in accidents in the workplace leading to people having to make an accident at work claim in Wychavon.
The types of injuries you could do to your hip are: sprains which is when the ligaments are stretched or torn. The victim will feel pain, swelling, bruising and be unable to move the hip joint.
The next is dislocation, this occurs when a force pushes your bones out of position again with this you will feel pain, swelling and the hip joint will be obviously out of place and immobile.
Another injury to your hip could be a fracture which means you have broken the bone, this will be swollen, extremely painful, numb and totally immobile.
Lastly you could sustain damage to your bursa which is a small liquid filled sack that cushions your bone from other moving parts, this gain will be swollen and painful.
Any of these injuries will leave you in a lot of pain and immobile. If you sustain a hip injury at work you should make an accident at work claim in Wychavon as you will not be able to work and will incur a lot of added expenses as you will need help around the house, childcare, prescription charges and more.
How to make an accident at work claim in Wychavon for a hip injury
You can use Accident Advice Helpline website and take the 30 second test to see if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim or fill in the online claim form. By using the website it will register with our team of experienced advisors who will then give you a call to talk about your claim in more details and give you a rough estimate of the amount of compensation you could receive.
Accident Advice Helpline also have a freephone number 0800 180 4123 which you can call and speak to an advisor straight away. The call will be confidential and will not put you under any obligation to go ahead with the claim if you decide it’s not for you.
Our team will do their best to complete your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible whist still getting you the best deal they can for your circumstances.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown