Hip Injury Compensation Claims in Manchester
Whilst a hip injury may sound like injuries typically associated with the elderly, they can in fact happen to anybody at anytime – particularly if a third party has been negligent. A common cause of hip injury is a slip, trip or fall. This can be caused by something as simple as an uneven pavement or a slippery surface, leading to an accident at work or in a public place, like a supermarket. If you injure your hip area because of the above (or any other type of accident) then you can make a claim for compensation against the negligent party, be it the local council, your employer, or a store you visited. This is because they have a duty of care towards your health and safety, and a breach of that duty has resulted in your hip injury.
The amount of compensation you can claim for hip injuries will depend on the degree of your pain and discomfort, any resulting disability, loss of amenity, the treatment required and recovery time. Minor injuries attract settlements of up to £3,000 and major injuries involving surgery and some form of permanent disability will attract settlements of up to £100,000. These figures are based on the government’s personal injury guidelines and previously decided hip injuries’ compensation claims.
If you would like to make a pelvic or hip injury compensation claim then you should speak to our specialist personal injury solicitors** in Manchester who will work on your case on a no win no fee* basis. We can help you to establish liability, gather any other evidence you need included medical assessments and witness statements and negotiate a settlement with the negligent party (or their insurance company).
If you would like to make a claim, please ensure that you file a claim at court within three years of your hip injury, otherwise you may be prevented from doing so under that statute of limitation. If you are making a claim on behalf of a child, then you have until three years after the child’s 18th birthday (i.e., Till the child turns 21).
Hip Injury Solicitors of Manchester
If you have suffered a hip injury and weren’t to blame, our personal injury team can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service. Call our accident solicitors** on 01615 168 871^ or contact us online.