A hip injury compensation claim can arise from a variety of reasons. You could injure your hip in a road traffic accident, slip and fall on an uneven road surface or be the victim of a negligent product – such as in the recent DePuy Orthopaedics hip replacement system recall. In all of these cases, where it can be proven that somebody with a duty of care had acted negligently, you are entitled to make a hip injury compensation claim.
As with all injuries, your first course of action when you have been involved in an accident is to seek medical assistance. Hip injuries that develop over a period of time through poor ergonomics in the workplace also qualify for hip injury compensation, and should be examined by a doctor as soon as you start feeling a pain in your hip (even though you may not be aware of its cause). If you have had a hip transplant since 2004, you should have a blood test and hip x-ray to ensure your implant is stable. If it is one of the DePuy hip replacement systems which are being recalled, you should speak with a solicitor about making a hip injury compensation claim.
Making a Hip Injury Compensation Claim
Irrespective of the reason for your hip injury claim, a solicitor will be able to help you with comprehensively completing the application form to the Injuries Board Ireland to ensure that you receive a fair and adequate amount of hip injury compensation. Whereas the Injuries Board Ireland might assess your claim for hip injury compensation solely on the physical damage done to your hip, a solicitor will guide you through the special damages you are entitled to for out of pocket expenses and the inevitable loss of income you will experience with a lengthy rehabilitation period.
Furthermore, should the negligent party responsible for your hip injury deny their liability for your hip injury compensation claim, or suggest that you contributed to your injuries – reasons for the Injuries Board Ireland to decline assessing your hip injury claim for compensation – your solicitor will be able to advise you on your best course of action. A solicitor will also be a useful ally should you be approached by the negligent party´s insurance company with an offer of early settlement for your hip injury claim. Frequently, the initial offer of hip injury compensation is inappropriate, and your solicitor will be able to negotiate a more reasonable amount.
Free Hip Injury Claims Advice
If you have sustained a hip injury in an accident which was not your fault, acquired a hip deformity due to a poor working environment or had a DePuy Orthopaedic hip replacement, you are invited to call our free hip injury claims advice service on 1800 911 940. This will enable you to speak directly with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor, discuss the merits of your claim for hip injury compensation and receive some helpful and practical advice.
Our lines are open seven days from 8.00am in the morning until 10.00pm at night. All calls to our free hip injury claims advice service are completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to proceed with a hip injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us. We also operate a call-back service, so if you would like one of our helpful team to call you at a convenient time, please leave your contact details in the form at the bottom of the page.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
Our solicitors have over twenty years experience in helping clients make personal injury claims for compensation, and will understand the pain you are currently experiencing and your concern about the impact your hip injury will make to your future quality of life and potential earnings.
We will ask you to describe the circumstances in which you acquired your hip injury and what treatment you are currently undergoing, or have planned in the future. In return, we will answer any questions that you may have about making a hip injury compensation claim.
We will try to establish during our initial conversation that you have a claim for hip injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue and advise you how much hip injury compensation we would anticipate that you receive.
Before concluding the first call, we will check that you have understood our answers to your questions and summarise other issues that we have discussed. We will also give you a list of options for your consideration or that you might like to discuss with family or friends.
You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions. However, a time limit exists for making hip injury compensation claims and you are advised not to delay in calling our free hip injury claims advice service.
The number to call is 1800 911 940, and remember if it is not a suitable time to speak with us right now, you can take advantage of our call back service to discuss your claim for hip injury compensation with a solicitor when it is a more convenient time.