The hip is a very important structure within our body and any damage to it can have a debilitating effect on the sufferers quality of life.
Some common causes of hip injuries include:
A minor bump in your car is unlikely to cause any damage to your hip. Hip damage usually happens as the result of a high speed accident or an accident with a solid object such as a crash barrier or with a much larger vehicle such as a truck. These high-impact accidents can lead to broken hips, amongst other serious injuries.
On a motorbike the rider (and passenger if there is one) are not as well protected as drivers and passengers in cars. Therefore an accident involving a motorbike can lead to very significant injuries, including shattered hips.
Accidents in the workplace
Work place accidents that are responsible for hip injuries are usually, but not exclusively, crush type injuries. These can be caused by, for example, large objects falling or mobile equipment hitting you such as a fork truck or lorry crushing you against a wall or racking. If your employer can be shown to have been negligent in their duty of care, as required by health and safety law then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. The duty of care requirement extends to cover not only employees but anyone working on their premises.
Slip and trip accidents
It is unfortunate, but true, the older you are the more you are likely suffer a serious injury as a result of tripping or slipping. These types of accidents can lead all too often to fractured, broken or even shattered hips. If the circumstances that led to your fall were as a result of negligence on the part of either the business, if your fall or slip was on their premises, the council or highways agency, then that entity will be responsible for paying any compensation for your hip injury claim that you may be awarded.
Make a hip injury claim…
If you have suffered an injured hip as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
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