Claim Compensation for Pelvic or Hip Injuries
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 damaged it can be painful and potentially immobilising.
Common Causes of Pelvic & Hip Injury
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 and Hip Injury Compensation Amounts
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 our accident claims lawyers for Leeds and crossed reference with government compensation guidelines and precedents set by previously decided cases. Pelvic or 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.
Severe pelvis injuries
£51,500 – £86,000
Extensive fractures of the pelvis coupled with other injuries such as dislocation of the lower back joint, a ruptured bladder or other associated injury which necessitates spinal fusion. These injuries are normally associated with residual disability. There may also be a lack of bladder control, loss of sexual function and perhaps difficulty in giving birth.
£40,650 – £51,500
Injuries of a less severe nature than above, but which are markedly worse than those below.
£27,750 – £34,500
This bracket is normally composed of injuries which may result in a hip replacement now or in the future. Again, this is a wide category.
Moderate Hip Injuries
£17,500 – £25,750
Significant injury but without any permanent disability and little or no future risk of surgery etc.
£8,250 – £17,500
Injuries involving hip replacement. Those near the top of the bracket will be cases in which there has been a successful hip replacement, or where hip replacement will be necessary in the near future.
Up to £8,250
Cases involving significant injury but from which there is complete recovery and no residual disability.
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 our personal injury solicitor** for Leeds within three months of you becoming injured. In the case of a child legal guidance can be sought up to three years from the child’s 18th birthday.
Making a claim is easy and our Leeds personal injury lawyers will work on your case on a no win no fee* basis – 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.
Contact Our Pelvic/Hip Injury Claim Compensation Solicitors for Leeds
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury to the hip or pelvis, and someone else is to blame, contact us today. Call us on 01132 234 466^ You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form.