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A hip injury can be debilitating due to the impact that it can have on your daily life. Hip injuries are not only painful, they can substantially reduce your mobility which has an impact on your quality of life. While hip fractures as a result of falls are generally more common among older Australians, a hip injury can happen in a number of ways at any time.
For example, hip injuries can happen in the workplace - and in fact, in 2018-19 there were 965 hip injuries claimed among a total of 114,435 injuries. While these figures may not seem high, hip injuries in the workplace do happen, and can be debilitating and require considerable medical treatment and expense. Hip injuries also accounted for 20% of all hospitalisations in Australia 2017-18, and while that figure is not attributable to a specific cause, a proportion of these hip injuries would be attributable to injuries that were not caused by the fault of the person who has been injured.
So, if you have suffered a hip injury in a car accident, in a public place, or while at work, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Whether hip fractures in a vehicle accident, broken hips in a workplace accident, or personal injury claims for a public place injuries, we are here to help. Our personal injury solicitors can assist with your no win, no fee claim for compensation and help you get back on track.
Hip injuries are commonly experienced as a result of direct trauma, which is where the hip comes into contact with a static object.
The following are some of the more common hip injuries:
You can suffer a hip injury in any number of ways, from slips trips and falls through to road traffic accidents. If you have suffered a hip injury, speak to us about hip injury compensation claims and find out how we can assist you with commencing the claims process.
Hip injuries can be sustained through impact to the hip area, or can be as a result of a disease or illness that causes hip degeneration.
Here are some of the most common causes of hip injuries:
Example: Merida is driving home from work when she is struck from the side of her vehicle by a car running a red light. Merida is seriously injured in the accident and suffers a dislocated hip. Fortunately, her hip is not fractured but Merida does need to take two months off work while she recovers from her injuries. Merida may be entitled to lodge a claim with both WorkCover and the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault for the accident.
Claiming compensation for a hip injury can be complicated due to the large amount of medical evidence that you may need to compile to show your claim. We can assist with your claim and will ensure that you are supported.
Hip injuries are more common among certain employment types. These are some of the occupations with a higher risk of hip injury:
Accidents at work can cause long-term suffering and pain, but with the right treatment and care you can recover and get back on track. That is where compensation assists. Speak to our accident lawyers for legal advice about your hip injury compensation claim.
When calculating the amount of compensation for a hip injury, a number of factors are considered which play into the final figure for compensation. Any final compensation figure will subtract an amount paid by WorkCover or social security while a person is unable to work, and may be adjusted to account for certain circumstances.
Compensation for a hip injury claim includes:
While it is not possible to identify exactly what you may achieve in terms of your claim for compensation, we can assess your potential claim and identify where you may stand in respect of your claim.
When making a claim for a hip injury you generally have three years from the date your accident or injury occurred to commence a claim for compensation. If you are making a claim under the WorkCover scheme, you must notify your employer of your intent to claim as soon as possible, and commence your claim within six months of your injury.
Certain circumstances exist in which the three year time limit does not apply, or where the time limit can be extended. Read more about time limits for particular situations.
If you are considering making a claim for compensation, speak to a lawyer about your rights and options as soon as you are ready. A quick chat can mean the difference between being barred by a statutory time limit from the potential ability to claim. We can also assess your personal circumstances and help you to discover what your position is with respect to your claim.