By Jo Anderson. Last Updated 10th November 2023. This guide discusses hip or pelvic injury claims. If you’ve suffered a hip or pelvic injury in an accident that was not your fault, it may be possible for you to claim hip injury compensation. This guide has been created to provide useful information and guidance on who could be eligible to make a personal injury claim and how to get started if you’re eligible for compensation.
Below, we provide insight into the accidents that could cause a hip or pelvic injury, as well as the duty of care owed to you by different third parties to prevent you from sustaining harm.
You may be wondering what the average compensation for a broken pelvis is, however several factors are considered when calculating settlements so it can be difficult to provide an average amount. Instead, we discuss the factors that can be taken into consideration when valuing compensation payouts and what your particular payout could comprise.
Finally, we discuss how one of our solicitors could help you claim compensation under a No Win No Fee arrangement and how to get free advice on your claim.
Read on to find out more about hip injury claims. Alternatively, get in touch with an advisor to discuss your case and check your eligibility to claim:
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- Eligibility Criteria For Hip Injury Claims
- Examples Of Pelvis And Hip Injuries
- Hip Or Pelvic Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
- What Other Hip And Pelvic Injury Compensation Could I Claim?
- No Win No Fee Hip Or Pelvic Injury Claims
- Essential Resources For Hip Injury Compensation Claimants
Not everybody who injures their hip or pelvis would be eligible to make a hip injury claim. Your case would have to meet specific eligibility criteria, which includes:
- Proving somebody breached a duty of care they owed you.
- Proving that your injuries were a direct result of that breach.
Various parties owe you a duty of care that, if breached, could lead to hip injury claims. Some examples include:
- Road users – Road users have a duty of care towards each other. They must make sure they do not cause avoidable harm to other road users and must safely use the roads. They must also adhere to the Road Traffic Act 1988. There is also guidance and some rules in the Highway Code that they must follow.
- Employers – Employers will owe their employees a duty of care regarding their health and safety at work. Per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA), they are required to take reasonably practicable steps to prevent employees from coming to harm at work.
- Occupiers – Those in control of public places are known as occupiers and, per the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, they owe members of the public a duty of care. They must take steps to ensure that members of the public using the premises for their intended purpose do not come to avoidable harm.
If you would like to learn more about who could make hip injury claims, or you’d like to discuss the average compensation for a broken pelvis or other hip injury, please speak to an advisor.
As mentioned, there are varied, detailed classifications used to describe the many different types of hip injury or pelvic injury in medical terms. These would be reflected in the details of your case should you choose to proceed with a hip injury compensation claim.
To give you an idea of the most common types of injured hip or injured pelvis that can result in hip and pelvic injury compensation claims, we have put together a list below:
- Dislocation is one of the most common types of a hip injury, and this involves the femoral head slipping free of the socket of the pelvis. This can result in serious tissue damage to nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons, resulting in gin long term mobility issues.
- Another common type is a fractured hip or pelvis, where the bones have been broken. Severity here can vary greatly from needing simple realignment surgery of the pelvis to a complete hip replacement and other soft tissue damage, as mentioned above.
- Osteoarthritis can also be caused by a broken hip or conditions like osteoporosis, which involves the wearing away of cartilage and synovium of the joints, resulting in severe inflammation and bone damage. This can also result in loss of mobility and tissue damage.
If you’d like to know about hip injury claims following an accident on the road, please read on to find out more.
There is no replacement for calling us for direct information from us about the possible amounts that may be awarded for a hip or pelvis injury claim. Still, to help give you an idea of some figures, we have included below a compensation injury calculator. This table refers to figures on hip and pelvis injuries of varying severity.
|Hip injuries- Severe (a)(i)
|£78,400 to £130,930
|Injuries including extensive pelvis fractures involving for example a ruptured bladder or the dislocation of a low back joint, or a hip injury causing intolerable pain and requiring a spinal fusion.
|Hip injuries- Severe (a) (ii)
|£61,910 to £78,400
|Injuries including, for example, fracture dislocation of the pelvis resulting in impotence.
|Hip injuries- Severe (a) (iii)
|£39,170 to £52,500
|Injuries such as a fracture of the acetabulum leading to instability in the leg, likely requiring a hip replacement in the future; a fracture resulting in a hip replacement which is only partially successful.
|Hip injuries- Moderate (b) (i)
|£26,590 to £39,170
|Significant injury to the pelvis or hip but any permanent disability is not major and any future risk not great.
|Hip injuries- Moderate (b) (ii)
|£12,590 to £26,590
|For injuries involving a hip replacement or other surgery.
|Hip injuries- Lesser (c) (i)
|£3,950 to £12,590
|Despite suffering a significant injury there is no or very little residual disability.
|Hip injuries- Lesser (c) (ii)
|Up to £3,950
|Minor soft tissue injuries with complete recovery.
These figures are only indicative, and we recommend that you contact us today if you would like more specific figures for your individual situation.
If you decide to pursue hip injury claims, different kinds of damages could be included as part of your claim. Personal injury claims can be made for a wide array of different costs, and they are not all financial. For example:
- General damages like all suffering and pain caused by the injury that affected your day to day life can be claimed for.
- Special damages, such as direct loss of earnings, the cost of home care if you needed help at home while recovering, as well as damage to your property, like a car after a road traffic accident
- Travel costs that you built up while travelling to your medical appointments or legal appointments that were related to making your hip injury or pelvic injury compensation claims could be included.
- Medical expenses that you accrued while recovering from your hip or pelvic injury, such as prescriptions, specialist healthcare, physiotherapy sessions, etc. could be claimed for
These can all be an element of your claim for hip injury compensation, but the overall awarded settlement will be heavily impacted by the severity of your injury and resulting condition.
Those eligible to make hip injury claims may wish to get help from a solicitor. If you are eligible to pursue a claim, a solicitor could help you with gathering evidence and negotiating a compensation settlement on your behalf.
It may be possible for one of our No Win No Fee solicitors to take on your hip injury claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). A CFA is a type of No Win No Fee arrangement, whereupon you would not have to pay your solicitor upfront for their legal services. Furthermore, you would not have to pay them for their work while your claim progresses or if it ends unsuccessfully.
Under a CFA, if your claim is successful, your solicitor will remove a success fee from your compensation. There is a legal cap in place for the percentage that this fee can be.
If you would like to learn more about one of our solicitors could help with hip injury claims, please contact an advisor. They could also answer questions about your case, including providing information on the average compensation for a broken pelvis or hip injury.
Contact Accident Claims UK About Hip Injury Compensation
If you want to proceed with making a claim for hip or pelvic injury compensation, then you can reach our advisors today on 0800 073 8801. Alternatively, you could use our online contact form to have us contact you at a time that suits you best to discuss hip injury claims at greater length.
- A Guide To Car Accident Claims – See our online guide to making a claim for injuries caused in a car accident.
- Accident At Work Claims – For information on making a claim for injuries at work, see this article.
- Stress at Work – take a look at our guide to learn more about claims of this nature.
- Legal Rights After a Workplace Accident – click our guide to learn more.
- Hip Problems – See this NHS Inform article on hip problems and their causes as well as information on medical treatment.
- Hip Fracture – See this NHS hip injury article describing the causes, symptoms and treatments of a hip fracture.
- Hip Fracture Recovery – This is another NHS article discussing the recovery procedure for a broken hip.
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Once again, thank you for taking the time to read our hip injury claims and hip injury compensation guide. We hope you have found it of use in starting the hip and pelvic injury compensation claims process.