How much compensation can I claim for…?
A Broken Hip
Incredibly painful, a broken hip can also be dangerous for people over a certain age. A fractured pelvis requires extensive hospital treatment, time recovering as well as a large amount of medication and specialist treatment. Those who are older with a broken hip find it far more difficult to heal the fracture than those who are younger.
However, no matter how old or young you are, if you sustained a fractured hip through no fault of your own, then you simply must engage the services of an expert lawyer through Accident Advice Helpline!
How did you break your hip?
“I cannot ride a horse and the day out was planned by friends who thought it would be a great way to spend the afternoon. I made sure that the riding instructor knew that I had no experience and I was assured that the horse I was given to ride, was slow, plodding and in no way likely to be startled.
We were on a bridle way when the horse, for some reason (I never found out why) simply took off. I fell badly, landing on uneven ground. The pain was intense and my left leg was clearly rotated in an unnatural angle.”Open Claim Calculator
Initially, the riding school refused to accept liability, saying that all riders signed a waiver that clearly outlined they were taking the risk. However, on investigation it appeared that the horse in question had not been at the riding school longer than 2 weeks, hence they were in no position to say from their experience that the horse was fit for such a novice rider.
In a nutshell, as with all compensation claims, there are three factors that need to be fulfilled in order to make a claim:
- The accident must not have been your fault and, as in this case, your lawyer will need to ensure that they build a case that clearly shows that liability, that is, the fault for the accident lays with the ‘other side’
- You must also make your claim for a fractured hip within 3 years of the date of the accident – outside of this time frame will thwart your eligibility
- You must also have received medical attention and treatment for your injury which, for a fractured hip, will be a foregone conclusion
Looking for an injury lawyer in Handforth?
Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and so you could have an idea of not only how much compensation you could claim for your fractured hip, but also if one of our lawyers could help you do so.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Handforth working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Handforth or anyway make us your first point of call.
And, you are under no obligation when you chat to us so you there is no pressure to continue; why wait any longer?