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The hip is the area of the body where the thigh meets the pelvis. The hip or pelvis joins the lower body to the upper body whilst allowing the legs to move freely. The hip or pelvis can be injured in any number of ways and when it gets hurt it can be very painful. The most common accidents that can result in a hip or pelvic injuries are road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, medical negligence and slips, trips and falls. Injuries can vary from minor bruising to fractures that could require hip replacement or permanent disability. If you injury your pelvis in an accident that was not your fault then you could be entitled to claim compensation against the person responsible.
Pelvic/Hip Injury Compensation
The amount of compensation a victim of a pelvic or hip injury can claim will depend on the seriousness of the injury but it can be quite a large sum as the hip is essential to mobility. This amount of compensation will be determined with the assistance of medical assessments that will be arranged by your Leeds accident claims lawyer and crossed reference with government compensation guidelines and precedents set by previously decided cases. Pelvic / hip injury compensation can anything from £2,000 to over £80,000 and in addition to compensation for the pain and suffering, there is an additional compensation award that will take into account other financial losses such as loss of income, medical expenses and so on.
Make a Claim for a Hip or Pelvic Injury in Leeds
If you would like to make a compensation claim for pelvic / hip injuries then you should speak with a personal injury solicitor** in Leeds within three months of you becoming injured. In the case of a child legal advice can be sought up to three years from the child’s 18th birthday.
Making a claim is easy and your Leeds personal injury lawyer will work on your case on a no win no fee*s basis. What this means is that if your claim is successful then your legal fees will be paid by the negligent party (or their insurance company), whilst if your claim is unsuccessful your legal fees will be waived.
We are experts in all forms of body specific injury claims. If you have been hurt in an accident and would like to learn more about claiming personal injury compensation then select the area of your body that has been affected and then call us to discuss your case.