Hip Injury Compensation: Making a Claim
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
What is a Hip Injury Compensation Claim?
Hip injury compensation claims are very common and may arise due to various types of accidents. Suffering a hip injury can be painful, and may have long term impacts on a person’s life, especially if their mobility is affected.
A severe hip injury may cause you to need to take time off work, or may even require you to change your job if you are no longer able to perform your duties as a result. You may also require more help and assistance from family or friends in carrying out day-to-day tasks. If you have suffered a hip injury because of someone else’s negligence or breach of duty, you may be able to make a hip injury compensation claim.
If you are successful in making a hip injury claim, you will be able to recover a sum of money to compensate you for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as any additional financial losses you may have suffered as a result of the accident. The compensation can be used in any way you see fit and may be able to help you move on from your injury.
Types of Hip Injuries
Hip injuries range from minor injuries, which may take weeks or months to recover from, to more severe types of injury which take longer to recover from, require surgery, or leave permanent damage. The most common types of hip injuries include:
- Soft tissue damage, such as bruising
- Sprains and strains
- Broken hips and fractures to the hip joint
- Hip bursitis
- Lacerations, burns and scarring
It is important that you have your hip injury assessed by a medical professional as soon as possible so that you can obtain appropriate treatment. Treatment for hip injuries can range from resting the leg, to physiotherapy or surgery.
If you have suffered any type of injury in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you may have grounds to make a claim for compensation. Get in touch with Beacon Law today to find out more about making a personal injury claim.
Hip Injury Compensation : Causes of Hip Injuries
Beacon Law have dealt with a range of claims for hip injuries which have arose as the result of various types of accidents. The most common types of accidents which may cause hip injuries include:
- Road Traffic Accidents, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, cyclist accidents and motorcycle accidents
- Slips, trips and falls in a public place or occupied building. This may include accidents on public highways, supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, or on public transport.
- Accidents at work, such as those which may occur on a building site, slips and trips in offices, warehouses or factories due to management or staff not following the correct health and safety procedures.
- Falls from height
- Falls on stairs or steps
- Medical Negligence
If you have suffered a hip injury in any type of accident, even those which are not listed above, you may be able to make a claim for hip injury compensation. Contact us to speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors and we will let you know if we think you have a claim.
What Should I Do After Suffering a Hip Injury?
If your hip injury was sustained whilst at work, you should report the accident to a supervisor or manager immediately and ensure that the incident has been logged in an accident report book. Make sure all details of the accident have been reported correctly before signing.
If the accident did not happen at work, you should report the incident to the person or company who you believe is responsible.
If you suffered your injury as the result of a road traffic accident, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident.
You should seek appropriate medical attention for your leg injury from a GP or hospital as soon as possible. If your injury is serious, you should seek urgent attention at hospital.
We would advise that you keep receipts for any medical treatment which you have had to pay for so that you can recover the expenses when making a claim.
If you would like to make a hip injury claim for compensation, or if you would like to discuss the claims process with a personal injury solicitor, contact Beacon Law today using the contact forms on our website, or call us on 0330 1332 857.
You should be aware that there is a strict time limit of 3 years from the date of the accident for making a personal injury claim. This period of time may be extended in special circumstances; however, we would advise that you start your leg injury claim as early as possible to avoid your claim becoming statute-barred.
Hip Injury Compensation Value
If you have decided to make a claim, you may be wondering, “how much is my hip injury claim worth?” It is difficult to determine the exact amount of compensation you will receive for a hip injury without firstly knowing the seriousness of the injury and all facts of the case.
Your compensation award will be split into general damages and special damages.
General damages refer to the amount of compensation you will receive for your injury, i.e., your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. The figure will be based on the type of injury sustained, as well as the severity and the impact the injury has had on your life or the impact which it may continue to have on your future.
Special damages refer to any additional financial losses you may have sustained as a direct result of the accident and can include travel and parking costs, loss of earnings, medication costs, costs of any private treatment you may have required, and compensation for any additional care and assistance you required.
There are many compensation calculators online which may give you an idea of your hip injury compensation value, however, the amount stated when using these calculators are not always accurate and cannot be guaranteed. Each case is unique, as are all injuries, and therefore, the value of your claim will be difficult to determine without knowing all the facts.
In most cases, you will be required to attend an appointment with an independent medical expert who will provide a medical report based on your accident and injuries. Following the receipt of this medical report, we will be able to provide an estimation on the value of your injuries. We may also be able to arrange any further treatment for your injuries at this point, if the expert states a requirement for this within the report.
How Much Do Hip Injury Claims Cost?
When considering making a hip injury claim, you may also be concerned about the costs involved in making a claim. The good news is, you should not be left out of pocket when making a personal injury claim.
We offer our services on a no win, no fee basis. This agreement means that you will not be required to pay our fees if your claim is unsuccessful. Our fees will be deducted from your compensation on the conclusion of your case if you are successful in making a knee injury claim.
The only requirement for this agreement is that you cooperate with us throughout the process of your claim and that you are honest with us at every stage.
To find out more, feel free to have a look at our funding section on our website.
Why Choose Beacon Law?
Beacon Law are a leading personal injury law firm, offering a range of personal injury claim services to our clients, including hip injury claims. We provide a high level of service to all our clients and work hard to ensure they receive the appropriate treatment and highest level of compensation for their injuries.
We work closely with all clients, following their instructions whilst providing specialist legal advice on each case. We aim to support all our clients throughout a time which is already difficult, and provide the best case management possible throughout all legal proceedings.
If you require advice on a potential case or assistance, please contact us on 0330 1332 857. Alternatively, please complete our online form, and a Personal Injury expert will contact you to discuss your potential case.
Beacon Law are a Solicitors registered in England and Wales with our registered office based in Manchester. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.