Introduction to Hip Injury Claims
Hip injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have suffered an injury to your hip in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a hip injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that your injured hip has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated by a hip injury.
Eligibility to Make Hip Injury Claims for Compensation
Hip injury claims have to show that an injury has been sustained to your hip and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a hip injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the injury and its consequences through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your hip injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your injured hip, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before your have recovered from your immobility.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making hip injury claims for compensation with a lawyer as soon as practically possible. A lawyer will assess your claim for a hip injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your hip injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for hip injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much is my Claim for a Hip Injury Worth?
How much compensation for a hip injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A lawyer will calculate the value of your hip injury claim by considering the severity of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the injury to your hip.
As mentioned above, the effect that the damaged hip makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for hip injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from an immobilising injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which resulted in your injured hip – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your hip injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your hip injury when making a claim for hip injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and hip injury, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive while recovering from an injured hip. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for hip injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
“Contingency Fee” Hip Injury Claims for Compensation
Provided that your lawyer believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for hip injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your hip injury claim on a “Contingency Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for hip injury compensation, you will not owe your lawyer for their legal fees and, when your hip injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all lawyers offer “Contingency Fee” hip injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for hip injury compensation be unsuccessful and you become liable for the defendant´s legal fees. Your lawyer should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “Contingency Fee” hip injury claim prior to accepting your claim.
Free Legal Advice about Hip Injury Claims Without Obligation
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about hip injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for hip injury compensation are the same – even when the extent of the damage to the hip is the same – and to delay speaking with a lawyer about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your hip injury claim and affect how much compensation for a hip injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone service and discuss the circumstances of your hip injury with an experienced lawyer. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for hip injury compensation. Our lawyers will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making hip injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for hip injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.