The hip joint is one of the most flexible joints in the body and it allows us to stand, walk and run. Therefore, when it is damaged, it can cause a loss of mobility and independence as well as physical pain.
Even an otherwise healthy person can sustain an injury to the hip joint, if they are involved in an accident. A fall onto a hard surface, or a road traffic accident are just some examples of how you could develop a hip injury.
For those who have pre-existing medical conditions, such as osteoporosis, a hip injury can be more likely to occur upon experiencing even the slightest trauma. The hip joint can become dislocated or fractured, causing the victim intense pain and suffering.
Have you sustained a hip injury?
Pain around the hip joint, thigh or buttocks are most commonly noted as the symptoms of a hip injury. Depending on the type and severity of the condition, you might also notice that your range of motion is reduced and that the pain increases if you are physically active.
If you were recently involved in an accident, then it is likely that this is the cause of your hip injury. It is important that you visit with your doctor as soon possible so that you can get the right diagnosis and medical care for your condition. Treating a hip injury need not be difficult if professional help is sought quickly.
What is the prognosis?
The sooner treatment is started, the quicker you are likely to recover from your injury. Your doctor will be able to advise you what the long term effects of a hip injury might be, and they can answer any questions relating to your particular kind of condition. They might prescribe physiotherapy or short-term medication to help you manage your pain.
Was someone else to blame for your injury?
If you are thinking about claiming for a hip injury, you might be wondering whether or not you are eligible to seek compensation. Some basic criteria apply to all potential claimants, and you should be able to answer, ‘Yes’ to the following three questions:
- Did your accident happen within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame?
- Did you require medical attention for your injuries?
Call Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim
If you are worried about the cost of claiming for a hip injury, then Accident Advice Helpline has the answer. We can offer you free initial advice, and we handle every claim under the no-win, no-fee* agreement. This minimizes any financial risk to you, and you can trust that we will work hard to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve. No win, no fee* means that you don’t pay any up-front fees, so you can start your claim today.
Why not call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone, and chat to an adviser at Accident Advice Helpline? You have nothing to lose.