Hips are an especially delicate and sensitive part of the body, which we use almost every time we move. This means that they are especially injury-prone, more so as we get older, and injuries to the hip can be exceedingly painful and incapacitating, as well as taking a long time to heal.
Hip injury compensation
If you were injured in an accident, and someone else was to blame you may be eligible to make a non-fault hip injury claim. There are some which affect the hip bone – for example a fractured hip, which can in some cases lead to long term hip arthritis.
Injuries can also affect hip muscles, hip ligaments and hip tendons. Examples of this are hip tendonitis, lateral hip and bursitis hip, and the hip flexor can also be damaged.
Injuries may also lead to the need for a hip replacement operation.
Your non-fault hip injury claim
A common cause of hip injuries such as these are car accidents. Falls in the street are common too, and any such accident may well be the fault of the local council, which is responsible for guaranteeing that all pavements and roads are regularly inspected and properly maintained to make sure that they are safe. You can make a claim if your injury was caused by a defect in the road or pavement.
Alternatively, you may have hurt your hip playing sport or in a workplace accident.
Compensation for hip injuries
As with any injury, the first thing you must do is visit a medical professional, who will diagnose the injury and its level of seriousness, as well as assessing whether any immediate treatment is necessary. You’ll also be given an idea of how your rehabilitation will work, and whether you’ll need any physiotherapy.
Your hip injuries may be serious enough to stop you from working, which can be a big financial worry. Lack of mobility can also be a problem, as you might be physically unable to go about your business as you usually do, meaning that you need to employ some help.
Luckily, if you were not at fault for the injury, you’ll most likely be covered for having both your wages and assistance paid for. To make sure you get as much as you deserve, what you should do now is contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Make a non-fault hip injury claim now
We have been making hip injury claims on behalf of our clients for many years, and our success rate is exceptional. With a specialist panel of lawyers, we will make sure that you receive unbeatable legal advice, and will ensure that claiming is really simple.
Our lawyers are 100% no-win, no-fee, meaning you can rely be sure they have your interests at heart.
Call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Or try our 30-second compensation calculator to take one step closer to making your non-fault hip injury claim.
Date Published: 15th November 2011
Author: David Brown