By Cat Mulligan. Last Updated 8th Novemeber 2023. This guide will look at potential hip injury compensation amounts for personal injury claims. There are various day-to-day situations in which you are owed a duty of care. Should you suffer an injury due to a breach in this duty, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Additionally, you may be interested to learn about the different factors that determine how much a personal injury claim could be worth. We look at how compensation for a hip replacement could be awarded in a successful claim.
If you are eligible to seek compensation, you might like to have the support of a solicitor. Our guide concludes with a look at the benefits of having a No Win No Fee solicitor to work on your case.
If you would prefer a free claim valuation instead of searching out the average compensation for a hip injury in the UK, get in touch with one of the advisors from our team. They can provide you with your potential compensation figure based on the circumstances of your claim.
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- Am I Eligible To Make A Hip Injury Claim?
- Evidence To Support A Hip Injury Claim
- How Are Hip Injury Compensation Amounts Calculated?
- How Much Could I Claim In Compensation For A Hip Injury?
- Make A No Win No Fee Broken Hip Injury Claim
- Useful Resources On Hip Injury Claims
As discussed above, you are owed a duty of care in various daily situations. However, in order to make a personal injury claim for your hip injury, you must satisfy the full eligibility criteria/
The first step is establishing a duty of care. A duty of care will exist in several settings, such as:
- Workplaces: Legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that it will fall on your employer to take reasonably practicable steps to provide you with a safe working environment
- On the road: All road users will owe a duty of care to each other. This responsibility is to ensure that they do not put other road users at risk of harm, and that they follow the guidance and laws set out in the Highway Code and Road Traffic Act 1988.
- Public venues and spaces: Legislation such as the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 outlines a similar responsibility, placed on the parties that are in charge of public areas to take steps to ensure the reasonable safety of visitors.
For example, a broken pavement in a council-owned park could be a health and safety hazard. A member of the public tripping over such a hazard could sustain a cracked hip or suffer from severe hip pain following their fall. If they could prove the council was liable for their injuries, they could potentially claim.
A party that does not fulfil their duty of care could be found liable for any injuries that happen as a result. You could then claim compensation against the negligent party.
The following sections in our guide go into more detail about how you could prove that a breach of duty of care led to your injury, and how to start a claim for compensation. However, if you are looking for more direct advice about how and where this duty can apply then please reach out to one of our advisers for free.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Hip Injury Claim?
It’s important to be aware of the time limits that exist for starting a hip injury claim. Under the Limitation Act 1980, all personal injury claims must be started within three years of your accident. However, in some cases, you may be able to make a hip injury claim outside of this time limit, as it comes with some exceptions.
For example, if you are injured while under the age of eighteen, the time limit is frozen. A litigation friend can claim on your behalf during this time, or you can start your own claim when the time limit is reinstated on your eighteenth birthday.
The time limit is suspended for claimaints that lack the mental capacity to claim for themselves indefinitely. In these cases, a litigation friend can start a claim on their behalf at any time. Otherwise, if they regain the needed capacity, the time limit will be reinstated on the date of their recovery.
To learn more about how long you have to make a hip injury claim, contact our team of helpful advisors today. They can offer more helpful information surrounding the personal injury claims process.
When you suffer an injury, you will rightly be focused on your own safety. However, to pursue a No Win No Fee claim, it is vital that you gather evidence to strengthen your case to prove liability and show that whoever controls the space where the injury was sustained did not meet their duty of care. This is how you could claim the average compensation for your broken hip.
Generally, good evidence to collect is CCTV footage and photographs at the scene of the accident, especially those that directly depict how your accident happened or how an accident could occur.
Other useful pieces of evidence include witness statements, which could be from colleagues, neighbours, or bystanders, as well as medical reports depicting key details of your injury and rehabilitation.
You may also wish to provide evidence of travel to places necessitated by your injury, such as to physical therapy, to underline the financial and emotional burden that has been placed on you as a result. This could greatly strengthen your claim overall. You could recover the costs of the travelling you’ve done due to your injuries.
There are two sets of damages a person can seek in a personal injury claim. These are:
- General damages – an amount of compensation for the pain and distress of an injury
- Special damages – compensation for any financial needs and losses caused by an injury.
The individual circumstances of your claim and injury will be taken into account when valuing how much you are owed– for example how severely your hip injury has impacted your quality of life. There are of course, several types of hip injuries, falling into different categories – even within hip fractures. You should ensure that you are thoroughly assessed when making a claim. The level of fracture you have suffered can affect how much you receive in total compensation.
To calculate special damages, the financial impact of your cracked hip will be examined. You are able to make a claim for any expense or monetary loss, that you can prove is due to your injury.
You could be able to claim compensation for losses such as:
- A loss of earnings
- Costs you are spending towards treatment or care
- Adaptations to help you with your mobility around your home
You should provide supporting evidence in the form of receipts or payslips.
For information on the average compensation for a hip injury in the UK call our team.
Let’s take a look at some hip injury compensation amounts.
As previously mentioned, following a successful hip injury claim, you will receive general damages. This compensates you for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you.
When valuing your claim, a legal professional may refer to the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) for guidance. This document contains compensation guidelines for different types of injuries in varying severities.
Our table below contains figures from the most recent edition of the JCG, published in 2022. However, it is important to note that compensation is awarded on a case-by-case basis. So, please only use it as guidance.
It should also be noted that the top entry featured in this table, has not been taken from the JCG.
Injury Nature of incident Potential Compensation
Multiple Serious Injuries Plus Financial Losses Compensation awarded for several serious injuries as well as for special damages such as medical expenses. Up to £150,000+
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (i): extensive pelvic fracturing. Symptoms may include sexual dysfunction and major issues with bladder control. £78,400 to £130,930
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (ii): Injuries more debilitating than previous group. Examples covered in this bracket can include traumatic myositis ossificans and pelvic fracture dislocation. £61,910 to £78,400
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (iii): Significant changes to the body have occurred. The bracket may cover a femur fracture or leg instability. £39,170 to £52,500
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Moderate (i): Pelvis/hip injuries of a significant nature are covered by this bracket. The injury may cause a disability. However, it shouldn’t be an issue in the long-term future. £26,590 to £39,170
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Moderate (ii): Hip replacement or other surgery is required £12,590 to £26,590
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Lesser (i): Significant injury with no residual disability £3,950 to £12,590
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Lesser (ii): Minor soft tissue injuries with complete recovery Up to £3,950
If you would like to know more about making a claim for a hip injury, or the compensation amounts that could be awarded, you can contact our advisors using the details at the top of the screen.
The personal injury process can be daunting, but our panel of solicitors is here to help you. They attempt to make the process as smooth, transparent, and simple as possible.
Personal injury claims are commonly referred to as “No Win No Fee” as this succinctly describes how they work. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be liable to pay any legal fees. Our panel of solicitors offers a No Win No Fee agreement for all claims they take on. This is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
With a CFA, you pay no solicitor fees upfront. If your claim is unsuccessful, you are not required to pay legal fees either.
If your claim is successful, your solicitor’s fees will be deducted from the compensation. However, this is a smaller percentage and is legally capped. This means you can enter a No Win No Fee agreement with peace of mind.
Our panel of personal injury solicitors is here to help and make the process as simple as possible. Don’t delay, and don’t be confused about the average compensation for your broken hip. For free, no-obligation advice, get in touch by:
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Why not reach out to get detailed advice on your accident and see if you can begin a hip injury claim?
In this section, we provide guides that could be of further use.
- NHS advice on hip fractures
- Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- Back Injury After an Accident at Work
- Accidents in a Public Park (Proving Liability)
- £74,500 Compensation Payout For A Car Accident Hip Injury
We also have some other guides you may find useful:
- Public accident claims hot spots
- Council slip and trip accidents
- Public transport accidents
- How to make a public liability claim
- Making a claim against the council
- Claiming for a pothole injury
- Making a claim against a shop
- Accidents in a public park
- Cycling accident claims
- Claiming for injuries suffered while shopping
- Claims For Accidents On Public Roads And Pavements