Hip Injury Claims & Pelvis Injury Compensation Claims
A hip or pelvis injury can significantly affect a person's mobility on a temporary or permanent basis and may result in long-term medical care, time off work or job loss.
There are many variations of the different types of Hip injuries which can be sustained and how it can impact of the victim’s day to day life and activities, most hip injuries are caused by slips, trips and falls but can also be suffered as a result of road accidents, workplace accidents and other types of trauma.
What are the common causes of Hip Injuries?
The common causes of Hip injury include:
- Slips, Trips and falls causing injury to back and hips
- Road Traffic Accidents- driver, passenger or pedestrian
- Lifting and carrying heavy objects
- Sports injuries- e.g. Football, Rugby
Physiology of Hip Injury:
If you have had a hip injury, some common categories and causes include:
Arthritis: This is the inflammation of the metacarpophalangeal joints. This causes the victim pain, swelling, stiffness and limited movement.
Osteonecrosis: This condition occurs when blood flow to an area of bone is restricted therefore If an insufficient amount of blood flow reaches the bone, the cells will die and the bone will be effected. Common side effects of Osteoarthritis of the Hip include Pain, stiffness, weakness and locking.
Muscle Strains: Muscle strains which surround the hip and pelvis area can cause spasms and pain, groin pulls and hamstring strains are the common sorts. Symptoms of muscle strains include pain and weakness in the area.
Hip Fracture: This injury is most common in patients with osteoporosis and the elderly. The handling of broken hips requires surgery to either replace the broken part or repair it.
Tendonitis: Tendonitis can arise in any of the tendons that are linked to the hip joint.
Stress Fracture: This is most common in sportspersons who partake in high-impact sports, Successful treatment of this type of injury includes avoiding the impact activities.
Trochanteric Bursitis: This common injury creates inflammation of the bursa over the outside of the hip joint. Some common effects of Trochanteric Bursitis include Pain and swelling.
Labral Tear: The labrum is a cartilage which surrounds the hip joint, the labral tears in the Hip are known to cause the victim pain and catching sensations in the joint.
Lumbar Pain: Numerous problems with the back and spine can also cause issues around the buttocks and hip region, the main problems that refer pain to the hip region are sciatica and herniated discs.
Snapping Hip Syndrome: This condition outlines the three distinct hip problems:
- The IT band snaps over the outside of the thigh.
- The deep hip flexor snaps over the front of the hip joint.
- Tears of the cartilage or labrum, around the hip socket can cause a snapping sensation.
How much you could claim for Hip Injury?
Compensation can be claimed for a hip or pelvis injury where the victim was subject to an accident caused by another person's negligence. Money rewarded can help to improve a victim's standard of life by covering medical bills, loss of earnings and structural changes to the home.
A claim for compensation is judged on the severity of the injury:
Severe injury depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual use/mobility: Up to £100,000
Minor injury depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual use/mobility: from £2,500
Injury to one hip requiring surgery which is fully or largely successful: £20,000
- Identifying the sort of Hip injury you have sustained and in what way it has impacted your ability to perform your daily activities or to earn a living can be significant to the accomplishment of your shoulder injury compensation claim.
-Claims for compensation are judged on the area injured and severity of that injury.
-Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible.
-The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.
-The amount of compensation you receive may be considerably more as aspects of special damages have yet still to be considered. Therefore it is important for you to contact us for a full consultation and what you could expect to receive.
Why you should choose Grieves Solicitors:
Grieves Solicitors was established by Helen Grieves in 1997, all members of the team have had many years of specialist experience and training in dealing with personal injury claims. Helen Grieves specialises in dealing with major cases such as that of Hip Injury and has helped clients receive thousands of pounds in compensation, her expertise in this field will enable you to get the best possible experience and outcome possible.
Over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would use us again or would recommend us to family or friends.
The compensation you are entitled to in a claim:
There are two types of compensation which will be awarded to you in your claim, this will be based upon and will cover:
- Pain and suffering of the injury (General damages).
- Financial losses and expenses (Special damages).
How to make a Hip Injury Claim with Grieves Solicitors:
Before starting your Hip injury compensation claim, you can contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists, who will help guide you through the process and strength of your injury compensation claim and offer advice on the next appropriate course of action for you and your case. Grieves Solicitors will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout. Along with Hip injury compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body. We understand that making a claim may seem daunting at first but we are happy to talk over those queries or concerns with you to allow any fears you may have about bringing a compensation claim. We are only too happy to help.
If you or someone you know has been afflicted with a hip or pelvis injury and is in need of legal advice, contact our team of personal injury solicitors today. Call us on 0800 0747 644 or fill in a claim form.