A broken pelvis can be extremely painful and debilitating. You may have been involved in an accident at work, a public place accident, or a car accident that wasn’t your fault. As a result, you may now be thinking about your next move.
Have you considered making a compensation claim? Speak to our claims team who could connect you to our panel of solicitors if you have a strong claim. This can help you get the advice you need and the outcome you deserve. Get in touch by:
- Calling us at 0800 408 7825
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- What Is My Broken Pelvis Injury Worth?
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The pelvis refers to the frame of bones joining the spine and leg bones. You might commonly refer to the outer parts of your pelvis as your hips. Your hips are the ball-and-socket joints connecting your femur to your pelvis.
If you experience pain or injury in this general area, you should speak to a medical professional. They will be able to offer specific advice on your injury. What’s more, if you visit a medical professional after your pelvis is injured and it wasn’t your fault, the medical record could later help during a personal injury claim.
You may be eligible for broken pelvis compensation if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence. Employers or the people in control of a location, such as landowners, have a duty of care over everyone that is there. They should take reasonable steps to ensure your safety.
If they do not meet this duty of care through adequate health and safety provisions and you get hurt, they could be liable.
Consider speaking to our advisors today to fully discuss your claim for free and with no obligation to proceed with the services of our panel of solicitors.
Not all broken pelvises are the same. The pelvis consists of different parts such as the ilium and the sacrum. Here is some more information about the different types of pelvic fractures someone can endure:
- Stable fracture: This is where there the bone’s broken ends line up and aren’t too much out of place.
- Unstable fracture: This is where two or more pelvic breaks do not line up correctly, resulting in displacement. This can include lateral compression fractures, anterior-posterior compression fractures, and vertical shear fractures.
While this guide aims to help you understand how to make a personal injury claim, it doesn’t give medical advice. Please speak to a medical professional to properly diagnose your broken pelvis.
There are a number of factors that can cause a broken pelvis.
- High-energy trauma: This refers to a high level of force being exerted to cause injury. This can happen in a road traffic accident or a fall from a high place.
- Insufficiency of bone: A break can happen simply because the bone has become weak over time. This can occur due to osteoporosis.
- Sporting Accidents: The ischium bone can tear away from the hamstring muscle tendon. Athletes normally only sustain this kind of pelvis injury. Yet it is still possible it could occur in an everyday accident.
- Accidents at work: You could be injured if your employer hasn’t provided you with essential Personal Protective Equipment, for example.
- Road traffic accidents: A crash could cause broken bones.
- Accidents in a public place: You may suffer, for example, a slip, trip or fall in a place that should be safe for you to use.
If you have suffered an injury where you believe you have sustained a broken pelvis, please speak to a medical professional to get a full diagnosis.
According to the NHS, there are a number of warning signs to look for if you believe you have a broken hip.
If you are in any degree of pain, this can be the most obvious sign that something may be wrong.
Other signs include:
- Inability to rotate or turn the leg
- Inability to put any pressure on the leg
- Injured leg turning outward
- Injured leg appearing shorter than the non-injured leg
Some of these symptoms can be applicable to pelvis injuries. If these symptoms persist, it may be a sign that you have been seriously injured. If you weren’t at fault for the injury, you might be eligible to start a claim for a broken hip.
When you make a claim, you attend a medical assessment. An independent medical professional would ask how you have sustained your injury and if you are taking any medications. They will also assess your level of pain. What’s more they’ll make a note of whether the injuries are consistent with the accident.
This assessment will result in a report that can be used as evidence for your case.
Starting a personal injury claim may be a disheartening prospect. You may not know what to do, especially if you find yourself out of pocket or out of work. Trying to gain compensation may seem too daunting, especially when you are trying to look after yourself and your family.
We understand this. This is why our panel of personal injury solicitors wants to make the process of claiming as easy as possible.
Firstly, when you first sustain your injury, seek medical help. Not only should it help your recovery, but you should also have an entry in your medical records that can be later used as evidence.
If you’re able to, you should also take down the contact details of eyewitnesses. These can be from bystanders, neighbours, colleagues, or friends and family members and can be used to request statements at a later date.
Be sure to also gain access to CCTV footage and photographs showing how the accident played out. This could prove to be important to your case and your claim overall.
Once everything has been gathered, you could speak to a personal injury solicitor about your broken pelvis claim.
Are you wondering about compensation for a broken hip or pelvis? We are able to provide an illustrative compensation table of what compensation you may receive for your injuries. The Judicial College sets guidelines of what compensation could possibly be provided for different injuries. We’ve used the figures for the compensation table below.
However, the compensation table below is just a guide. Be aware that your amount of compensation could vary.
|Injury||Nature of Incident||Potential Compensation|
|Injury to the Pelvis||Lesser (ii): Lesser injuries to soft tissue, complete recovery expected||Up to £3,710|
|Injury to the Pelvis||Lesser (i): Minor injury with no lasting disability||£3,710 - £11,820|
|Injury to the Pelvis||Moderate (ii): Replacement hip or other surgery needed||£11,820 - £24,950|
|Injury to the Pelvis||Moderate (i): Significant pelvis/hip injury. There may be a disability but should not be a problem in future.||£24,950 - £36,770|
|Injury to the Pelvis||Severe (iii): Changes on the body. Instability of leg or femur fracture.||£36,770 - £49,270|
|Injury to the Pelvis||Severe (ii): Injuries more debilitating than previous group. Incorporates pelvic fracture dislocation or traumatic myositis ossificans.||£58,100 - £73,580|
|Injury to the Pelvis||Severe (i): extensive pelvic fracturing, lack of bladder control, sexual dysfunction.||£73,580 - £122,860|
You may be eligible to claim for two different types of damages. General damages relate to the “pain and suffering” you endured because of the accident, which includes mental, physical, and emotional injury.
Special damages relate to replacing financial losses incurred because of your injuries, such as lost wages and travel to appointments.
Both heads of claim are designed to get you back to where you were before your injury.
You might use a personal injury calculator to see how much compensation you’re owed. However, we recommend getting in touch with a personal injury solicitor to get the most relevant guidance possible.
If you are able to start a compensation claim for a broken pelvis, you may be able to do so on a No Win No Fee basis. This is officially referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
Essentially, if your personal injury claim is found to be unsuccessful, you will not have to pay your solicitor’s legal fees. However, if it is successful, you will pay a small success fee to your solicitor which is legally capped.
You may be interested in taking your personal injury claim forward. If so, why not speak to our claims team? You could get specific guidance about your case from our panel of solicitors. Get in touch today by:
- Calling us on 0800 408 7825
- Using the live chat function at the bottom-right of this page
- Contacting us directly
Further information on pelvic fractures
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
Article by EC