Hip injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your hip injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Do you have a hip injury?
If you have been involved in an accident that caused you a hip injury, it is important to get a proper medical diagnosis and pain relief as soon as possible. Later on, if you decide to make a claim for compensation, medical evidence of your injury will help back this up.
Treatment varies depending on your injury, but will probably involve taking time off to rest and recover. For some people, this means depending on someone else to care for them, which can be an additional expense.
The hip joint is one of the most flexible joints in the body. It allows you to stand, walk and run – so when you damage your hip joint, this can cause not just physical pain, but also a loss of mobility and independence.
The most serious hip injury is a fracture. Dislocation or fracture of the hip joint may be caused by a fall onto a hard surface, or a road traffic accident. Other hip injuries include swelling and inflammation (bursitis), a labral tear (cartilage damage) and “snapping hip” syndrome (often suffered by sportspeople and dancers).
Why claim for a hip injury?
When you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation.
If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
With a hip injury that reduces mobility and causes pain, you may not be able to work. This may put you under pressure financially.
Hip injury compensation
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. If you suffer a serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
You could find that your hip injury causes chronic pain or inflammation, with flare-ups that affect your mobility and quality of life. Some people never recover fully after a serious hip fracture, and may need ongoing help or care around the home. You may even need to move to a more accessible home. These types of expense can all form part of a hip injury claim.
Our 30-second test™ can help you understand how much compensation you could receive for a successful claim. As with any personal injury claim, the amount will depend upon your circumstances, and on factors including:
- Your pain and suffering
- The severity of your hip injury
- The treatment you need after your accident
- The amount of time (if any) you take off work
- How your injury makes an impact on your life
- The outlook for recovering from your injury
For any type of accident that causes a hip injury, we can help. Just call us on 0800 689 0500.
Can you make a claim for hip injuries?
You may be able to claim if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following:
- Did your accident leave you injured?
- Was your accident somebody else’s fault?
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
Employers have a duty of care to ensure people are able to do their jobs safely. Those who own public places such as shops, pubs and restaurants have a responsibility to keep you safe – preventing spillages and trip hazards, for example. If an employer or owner fails to follow safety regulations and if this leads to your injury, you may be able to make a claim.
We can help you to make a medical negligence claim for a hip replacement that goes wrong. We can also help if you leave hospital with complications or pain caused by a medical mistake, or if your replacement fails, causing fracture of dislocation. If you develop osteoarthritis because of your work conditions, you could make a claim for compensation.
The quickest way to find out whether you can claim is to call us on 0800 689 0500. If you’re not sure who was at fault for your accident, we’re happy to talk it through with you.
Our friendly legal advisors will answer all your questions, and help you get the compensation you’re due.
How do you start a hip injury claim?
Our service is easy to access and free to use. When you call 0800 689 0500 to speak with one of our friendly, legally trained advisors, we’ll find out exactly what happened and let you know whether you can make a claim. We won’t pressure you to take action.
Once we’ve checked your eligibility, we do all the work for you, making the claim process simple and hassle-free. We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who’ve been injured in accidents. We help them claim compensation successfully, and get the right support for their recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed the breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one simple phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance. Our friendly advisors are trained to find out your situation, and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket. We take the burden and do the work for you.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
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