Hip Injury Claims udar11685
Hip Injury Compensation Claims
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Liability for hip injuries udar11685
As hip injuries can occur in a variety of different situations, who is liable depends on the individual facts of the case. For example, if a hip injury was sustained during a non-fault car or motorcycle accident, the other driver would be liable.
Alternatively, a hip injury which occurred in the workplace, whether caused by a fall from height, moving machinery or a slip or trip on a factory floor, would see the employer held liable under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and other relevant legislation.
For other slips, trips and falls which occur outside of the workplace, for example in a supermarket or on a public footpath, the owner/occupier of the land or premises would be responsible under the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957.
Common hip injuries and their causes udar11685
Hip injuries can affect people of all ages, although certain groups are more vulnerable. Where joints are more fragile, due to old age or a congenital condition, injury can be sustained through even the slightest trauma. For younger people, hip injuries are often due to a more serious accident or incident.
Common hip injuries seen in compensation claims include:
A hip fracture is a crack or break in the neck of the femur nearest the hip joint. According to the NHS, around 70,000 to 75,000 occur in the UK each year. Common causes include falls to a solid surface or blunt trauma.
Hip dislocation occurs when the ball-shaped head of the femur pops out of the cup-shaped acetabulum set in the pelvis. Common causes are an impact collision or a hard fall.
Hip sprains occur due to a sudden contraction of muscle which stretches or tears the ligaments that support the hip joint. Common causes are over stretching or a hard blow to the muscle.
Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa – a fluid-filled sack that reduces friction between moving body tissues. Common causes are traumatic injury and repetitive pressure on the hip.
A person suffering a hip injury often has to take time off work – sometimes for a lengthy period. They may also be unable to carry out their normal everyday activities. In addition, hip injury can result in the need for long-term medical care and assistance.