You could make a hip injury claim
We know that hip injuries can be very painful. This type of injury can restrict your mobility, stopping you from being able to go about your everyday life and it can take a long time to make a full recovery.
Whatever the cause, if your injury happened in the last three years and wasn’t your fault, then there’s a good chance we’ll be able to help you start a compensation claim to cover the costs and impacts.
We realise that in some cases it can be difficult to tell who’s at fault for an accident, which is why our legally trained advisors are available to advise you for free on whether they think you can make a claim.
Whether you’re interested in starting a claim right away or are simply looking for advice about your accident, we’re here to help. You can get in touch on 0800 376 0150.
Your call with us will be completely free and confidential, and we’ll never push you into making a claim.
Why claim hip injury compensation?
The physical pain and restriction to your mobility following a hip injury can often make it impossible to work, especially if you’ve suffered a serious injury.
We know that the financial impact of taking time off work can make your situation and recovery process even more stressful.
You don’t deserve to have to deal with financial stress on top of everything else, particularly if your injury happened through no fault of your own.
We can help you start a claim for compensation which at the very minimum could cover your lost earnings, but could also cover the immediate and lasting impacts, such as:
- The length of time or amount of times you’ve visited hospital because of your injury
- Any medical treatment or physiotherapy you need to fully recover
- The impact on your loved ones such as their loss of earnings, travel, hotel costs and any care they’ve given
- The cost of repeat prescriptions
- Adaptations to your home, travel habits and spare time activities
- The cost incurred if you’re unable to return to work in the same role or hours you worked before
Your solicitor will negotiate your compensation with the other party to make sure you’re covered for all of the above and any other costs to you and your family.
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Causes of hip injuries
If you’re unsure whether you have a claim, there’s no harm getting in touch with us to find out if we can help. Our calls are free and confidential, and you’ll never be pressured into starting a claim.
Slips, trips and falls
Businesses such as supermarkets, pubs and restaurants are legally required to take certain actions to keep you safe as a member of the public. This includes cleaning up spillages and keeping the area clear of trip hazards.
If the proper regulations haven’t been followed and you’ve been injured as a result, then the accident wasn’t your fault and you may be able to claim compensation.
Road traffic accidents
Hip injuries could affect all types of road users because they often happen as the result of an unexpected and intense impact on the joint and bones that make up your hips.
Whether you’re a driver, pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist, we may be able to help you if your road accident was the fault of someone else. This includes accidents caused by poor road conditions due to lack of maintenance.
Accidents at work
Hip injuries can occur at work when heavy lifting or repeated strenuous movements are part of your role. This type of movement can stress the hip joint and result in pain and injury.
You might feel that the injury was your fault if it happened because of heavy lifting, but if you were not given the correct training, safety equipment or lifting aids then the accident was your employer’s fault.
Hip injuries caused by medical negligence
We also help people make medical negligence claims for hip replacements that have gone wrong.
This could be for a number of reasons, but if you’ve left hospital following a hip replacement with further complications or pain that was caused by your nurse, doctor or surgeon making a medical mistake, then we can help you make a claim.
Defective hip implant claims
DePuy Orthopaedics recalled two hip-replacement units in August 2010:
- The ASR XL Acetabular System
- The ASR Hip Resurfacing System.
These replacements have serious design flaws which can cause injury and be dangerous for your health.
In some cases, the metal used in the replacement can be released into the patient’s bloodstream which can cause symptoms such as pain, swelling and it can even cause benign tumours.
There have also been cases where these replacements have failed, causing fracture or dislocation.
It’s estimated that around 10,000 people have been fitted with one of these types of hip replacement and are at risk. If you suspect that you’ve been fitted with a defective hip replacement joint then you should seek medical advice from your GP or a hospital.
If you’ve had to undergo a second surgery to replace a faulty replacement joint or have had to have surgery as a result of the faults mentioned above, then you may be able to make a compensation claim too.
Osteoarthritis is a very painful condition which is caused by damage in and around your joints which doesn’t fully heal. Symptoms may include pain, stiffness and swelling.
It can often develop as a result of work where there are repeated actions or movements by the joints, especially if these movements are particularly strenuous.
If you’ve developed osteoarthritis because of your work, we could help you make a no win, no fee, no risk claim.
How to start a hip injury claim
The first step to getting compensation for your hip injury is to get in touch with us on 0800 376 0150. Your call will be taken by one of our legally trained advisors who will talk with you about what happened and ask you some questions about your experience.
All of our advisors go through extensive training to be able to give you the correct advice on your injury, but also so that they understand the physical, emotional and financial implications your injury will have on your life and the lives of those around you.
We realise that you may feel uncomfortable talking about your accident, especially if your experience was particularly traumatic or if you’re still receiving treatment.
Our advisors will do everything they can to make sure you’re comfortable and that all of your questions are answered.
They’ll then let you know on the same call if they think you have claim. There’s absolutely no obligation to continue, but if you give us your permission to go ahead, you’ll speak to one of our approved solicitors about your no win no fee claim and compensation.