Hip & Pelvis Injury
Hip & Pelvis Injury
- Extensive fractures causing serious long-term problems£78,400 - £130,930
- Hip or pelvis fractures causing long-term problems£61,910 - £78,400
- Hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery£39,170 - £52,500
- Significant hip or pelvis injury without serious permanent damage£26,590 - £39,170
- Significant hip or pelvis injury leaving some long-term problems£12,590 - £26,590
- Hip or pelvis injury leaving minimal or no long-term problems£3,950 - £12,590
If you have suffered a pelvis or hip injury, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for any pain or expenses you are having to deal with as a result. The personal injury solicitors at JMW can guide you through the entire process, from understanding your eligibility to bringing the claim forward.
The figures below are estimates from JMW’s Compensation Calculator and will give you a rough estimate of how much compensation you’d be likely to receive for your hip or pelvis injury claim.
How Much Pelvis or Hip Injury Compensation Can I Claim?
Figures are based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. This information can help you make a decision on whether to make a claim.
For a more accurate calculation of how much your case could be worth, or to begin the compensation claims process, get in touch with the expert solicitors at JMW today by calling 0345 872 6666, or by filling in our online enquiry form to request a call back. You can find out more about our personal injury claim services here.
What can affect the value of a pelvis or hip injury compensation claim?
If you have suffered a hip or pelvis injury, the amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the severity of the injury itself, as well as the impact it has on your life, finances and ability to work.
Injuries to this area of the body can be particularly debilitating, affecting your mobility and potentially causing longer-term conditions, such as arthritis. In some cases, you might require a hip replacement in later life as a result of your injury. The most severe pelvic injuries can even have the same life-changing impact on the victim as losing a leg.
Compensation from making a claim can be helpful by ensuring you are able to pay for treatment, rehabilitation and equipment you may require as a result of your injury, ensuring you can focus on making a recovery.
How JMW Can Help
An injury to your hip or pelvis could be life-changing, leading to months or years of reduced mobility, medical treatment and suffering. Making a claim can compensate you for that suffering and reimburse you for the costs you have incurred as a direct result of your injury.
The compensation our solicitors can help you secure can cover:
- Loss of past or future earnings
- Rehabilitation and expert medical treatment
- Transport costs
- Equipment and modifications to your home
Once you begin the compensation claims process, your solicitor will make contact with the party responsible for your hip or pelvic injury, before working to collect evidence to demonstrate why you are entitled to claim compensation. This will help to ensure you are able to receive the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
For more information on your next steps, have a look at our guide to the Lifecycle of a Claim.
What Evidence Do I Need to Provide to Make a Hip or Pelvis Injury Claim?
To make a successful hip or pelvis injury claim, gathering and providing relevant evidence is crucial. The evidence helps establish liability, substantiate the extent of your injury, and support your claim for compensation. Here are some types of evidence you may need to provide:
- Medical records: comprehensive medical documentation is vital for your claim. This includes medical reports, diagnostic test results, hospital records, and any treatment plans or prescriptions related to your hip or pelvis injury. These documents provide evidence of the nature and severity of your injury and the recommended medical treatment.
- Accident report: if your hip or pelvis injury occurred in an accident, obtaining an official accident report is important. This can be a police report, workplace incident report, or any other relevant official documentation. Accident reports outline the details of the incident, the cause of the accident and potential liability factors.
- Witness statements: if there were witnesses to the accident that caused your hip or pelvis injury, their statements can be valuable evidence. Collect contact information from witnesses and request written statements describing what they saw or heard. Witness statements provide firsthand accounts that support your version of events.
- Photographs and videos: visual evidence in the form of photographs or videos can be compelling in demonstrating the scene of the accident, the conditions leading to your injury, or the physical damage caused. Take clear and detailed pictures or videos of the accident location, any hazards present and your injuries.
- Financial documentation: keep records of any expenses related to your hip or pelvis injury, including medical bills, receipts for medications or treatments, rehabilitation costs, transportation expenses for medical appointments, and proof of lost earnings due to time off work. These financial documents help calculate the financial losses incurred as a result of your injury.
- Expert opinions: expert opinions may be necessary to strengthen your claim. This can include medical experts who can provide professional assessments of your injury, its impact on your life and any future implications. Expert opinions help establish a link between the accident and your hip or pelvis injury.
Remember, the specific evidence required for your hip or pelvis injury claim may vary based on the circumstances of your case. Consulting with a personal injury solicitor who specialises in hip and pelvis injury compensation claims - such as those at JMW - will ensure you have the best chances of securing the compensation you deserve. They will guide you through the evidence-gathering process and ensure that you have the necessary documentation to support your claim.
What Types of Accidents Result in Hip and Pelvis Injuries?
Hip and pelvis injuries can occur in various accidents. Some common types of incidents that can result in hip and pelvis injuries include:
- Road traffic accidents: collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians can lead to hip and pelvis injuries. This includes incidents such as side-impact crashes, pedestrian accidents or accidents involving multiple vehicles.
- Slip and falls: slipping, tripping or falling on uneven or slippery surfaces can cause hip and pelvis injuries. This can happen in public places or workplaces, especially if the property owner or occupier failed to maintain safe conditions.
- Workplace accidents: work-related accidents, particularly in industries like construction, manufacturing or transportation, can result in hip and pelvis injuries. These injuries may be caused by falls from heights, machinery accidents, heavy lifting, or being struck by objects.
- Sports and recreational accidents: participating in sports or recreational activities carries the risk of hip and pelvis injuries. Accidents can occur in contact sports, high-impact activities, or due to improper equipment or inadequate supervision.
- Accidents in public places: hazards in public places such as parks, shopping centres or public transport facilities can lead to accidents causing hip and pelvis injuries. This can include faulty stairs, broken pavement, inadequate lighting, or obstructions.
- Workplace repetitive strain: prolonged and repetitive motions or activities in the workplace, such as heavy lifting, bending or operating machinery, can result in cumulative stress and strain on the hips and pelvis, leading to injuries over time.
If you have sustained a hip or pelvis injury due to any of these accidents, you may be entitled to claim compensation. It is crucial to consult with a personal injury solicitor who specialises in such cases. They will assess the details of your accident, evaluate the extent of your injury, and guide you through the process of making a compensation claim.
Remember, each case is unique, and the circumstances surrounding your accident will determine the viability of your claim. Seeking legal advice promptly will ensure that your rights are protected, and you have the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.
What Should I Do After Suffering a Hip or Pelvis Injury?
In order to make a successful claim for a hip or pelvis injury, it is necessary to take the correct steps to ensure your case is handled properly.
The first and most essential action is to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. This will give you an opportunity to discuss the specific details of your case with a legal expert and receive advice on the next steps to take. Your legal team will also be able to provide a more comprehensive and accurate estimate of your potential compensation award, based on your personal circumstances.
What Types of Hip Injuries Can You Claim Compensation For?
The hip bones consist of three sections: ilium, ischium and pubis, while the pelvis refers to the area of the body between the abdomen and thighs. The pelvic skeleton is made up of two hip bones that connect the spine to the legs, as well as two smaller bones called the sacrum and the coccyx.
Hip injuries can vary in severity and can occur in various circumstances. You may be eligible to claim compensation for a range of hip injuries, including but not limited to:
- Fractures: hip fractures can result from falls, vehicle accidents or workplace incidents. Compensation can be sought for fractures of the femoral neck, intertrochanteric fractures, or fractures of the acetabulum. Hip and pelvis fractures can refer to breaks or cracks in the top of the thigh bone, which is closest to the hip joint, or to any of the bones within the pelvic skeleton.
- Dislocations: hip dislocations occur when the ball-shaped head of the femur slips out of the hip socket. They can be caused by accidents, falls or forceful impacts, and may require immediate medical attention.
- Osteoarthritis: this condition is particularly common and often occurs when damage to a joint(s) is not fully repaired following an accident. This can lead to the joint losing important cartilage and the area affected becoming painful and swollen.
- Soft tissue injuries: these include strains, sprains and tears of the muscles, tendons or ligaments surrounding the hip joint. Soft tissue injuries can result from sports-related incidents, slip and falls, or accidents involving sudden twists or impacts.
- Labral tears: the labrum is a ring of cartilage that helps stabilise the hip joint. Tears in the labrum can occur due to trauma, repetitive motions or structural abnormalities, leading to pain, instability and limited mobility.
- Hip impingement: hip impingement, also known as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), is a condition where abnormal contact between the femur and acetabulum causes pain and restricted movement. Compensation claims can be made for hip impingement resulting from accidents or trauma.
- Traumatic arthritis: injuries to the hip joint can lead to post-traumatic arthritis, causing pain, stiffness and reduced mobility. Compensation can be sought for the impact of arthritis on your quality of life and potential future medical treatment needs.
The personal injury claims experts at JMW will assess the specific details of your case, evaluate the extent of your injury, and guide you through the process of claiming compensation for your hip injury.
Talk to Us
To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to for a pelvis or hip injury claim, speak to JMW Solicitors today. Our team will provide you with a clearer idea of how much you are eligible for and help you start your claim.