Pelvis Injury Compensation Claims
Have you suffered a pelvis injury due to someone else’s negligence within the last three years? If you have, you may be eligible to make a pelvis injury claim.
The pelvis or hip bone is a strong bone in the body that can cause significant pain and mobility issues if injured. Although people of all age groups can be affected by pelvis injuries, elderly people are particularly vulnerable.
All types of accidents can cause pelvis injuries. This can include road accidents, workplace accidents such as falling from height and slips, trips or falls due to wet floors or pavement defects.
Whatever type of accident caused your pelvis injury, you could be entitled to compensation if somebody else was to blame. If you would like to find out more, call 0800 678 1410 for a free consultation with a trained legal adviser. Within minutes, they can let you know if you have a valid claim for pelvis injury compensation.
Can I make a pelvis injury claim?
To be able to make a claim for a pelvis injury, you will need to be able to answer yes to the following questions:
1) Did you suffer your injury within the last three years?
There are some exceptions to this, which we will explain below, but in most cases, the injury to your pelvis must have happened within the last three years. If it has been more than three years, it might no longer be possible to claim personal injury compensation due to the Limitation Act 1980.
If you were under 18 years old when you suffered your pelvis injury, the three year limitation period does not start until your 18th birthday.
2) Was somebody else at fault for your injury?
To be eligible to make a claim, somebody else must have been at fault for your accident and subsequent pelvis injury. This could be another person, a company, the NHS or a local authority, for example.
3) Were you owed a duty of care?
This may sound complicated, but it is relatively straightforward in most cases. For example, if you take car accidents, all drivers owe a duty of care towards other road users (including other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, etc.). This means they should drive with care and attention and according to road laws so that other people are not put in danger.
Every time you enter a shop or supermarket as a customer, the business owner owes you a duty of care. In terms of accidents at work, an employer owes a duty of care to their employees to provide a safe working environment.
If you have answered yes to each of the above three questions, you would likely have a valid pelvis injury claim. However, the quickest and easiest way to find out if you have a valid compensation claim is to speak to a trained legal adviser.
Call 0800 678 1410 or request a call back using our online claim form to arrange a free consultation. A friendly legal adviser will ask you a few questions about your pelvis injury and the accident that caused it. If they feel you have a valid claim and you would like to proceed, they will connect you with an experienced no win no fee injury lawyer.
What are the most common types of pelvis injury?
There are many different types of pelvis injuries that a person may suffer following an accident. Some of the common injuries to the pelvis that can give rise to potential pelvis injury claims include:
- muscle damage
- tendon damage
- ligament damage
- hip bursitis
- pelvic injuries causing damage to the internal organs
The hip is a delicate and sensitive part of the body that we use with almost every move. Pelvis injuries can be serious because they can leave victims immobile for a considerable amount of time. Such injuries can also be extremely painful and may require hospitalisation or long-term medical treatment.
If you have suffered a pelvis injury due to someone else’s negligence, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.
What are common causes of pelvis injuries?
Many different circumstances can lead to pelvis injuries. Some of these will be unavoidable, such as general wear and tear associated with ageing and exercising. But there are many other situations where sudden, unexpected accidents may cause injuries.
Some of the most common types of accidents that could make you eligible to make a pelvis injury claim if somebody else was at fault include:
- Slips, trips and falls – this could include tripping on a raised paving slab, slipping on a wet floor in a supermarket or tripping over electrical cables at work.
- Road traffic accidents – all road users are susceptible to a broken pelvis and other injuries when involved in a road traffic accident, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists.
- Accidents at work – heavy lifting, repetitive movements, scaffolding accidents and trips at work are all workplace accidents that can result in a pelvis injury.
No matter what type of accident caused your injury, if you think you could have a pelvis injury claim, call 0800 678 1410. By speaking to a legal adviser, you can find out if you may be entitled to compensation. The consultation is completely free and without any obligation to proceed.
How much compensation can you claim for a pelvis injury?
The amount of compensation awarded for accidents leading to pelvis injuries can be broken down into three categories. These include minor pelvis injuries, moderate injuries and severe pelvis injuries.
- Compensation claims for minor pelvis injuries would attract compensation awards of between £1,000 and £10,000.
- For moderate pelvis injuries, you may be eligible to obtain compensation in the region of £6,000-£40,000.
- For severe pelvis injury claims, compensation awarded may range from £18,000 to £90,000.
The above amounts are rough examples of how much compensation could be awarded for general damages based on the pain and suffering caused by the injury.
General damages are based on guidelines provided by the Judicial College, which is part of the Ministry of Justice. Solicitors and the Courts use these figures as a guide when negotiating compensation.
In addition to general damages, your solicitor will also negotiate a settlement for special damages. This will take into account all of your expenses and financial losses linked to your accident and injury. This could include:
- lost wages if you have had to take time off work (including future loss of earnings)
- the cost of any medical treatment such as physiotherapy
- prescription and medication expenses
- transportation costs to hospital or doctors appointments
As you can see from the above, the amount of compensation awarded for a pelvis injury depends on the type and severity of the injury, plus the financial losses caused by the accident.
For a more comprehensive assessment of the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to, contact an experienced personal injury solicitor. You can arrange a free consultation by calling 0800 678 1410 or requesting a call back using our simple online claim form.
How long do I have to claim compensation for a pelvis injury?
If you are an adult, you have three years from the date of the accident to start your injury claim. However, if you were under 18 years old when the accident happened, the three year limitation period does not begin until your 18th birthday.
It is vital to claim within the limitation period, as failing to do so will usually mean that your claim will be considered statute barred under the Limitation Act 1980. This means you would be unable to claim compensation regardless of your injuries and the fact that somebody else was to blame.
If you have suffered a pelvis injury and somebody else was at fault, it is best to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to start your claim. Not only will this help to ensure your claim is made within the time limit, but it can also improve your chances of making a successful claim. This is because it is usually easier to gather strong supporting evidence closer to when the accident happened.
No win no fee pelvis injury claims
When thinking about making an injury claim, many people worry about the costs involved. But the good news is that all of the solicitors we work with provide a no win no fee service.
No win no fee enables you to make a claim without putting you and your family in any financial risk. This is because if your claim isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay any legal fees or solicitor costs.
Your solicitor will charge a fee only if your pelvis injury claim is successful. This is known as a success fee and can be no more than 25% of the awarded compensation amount. This will be discussed and agreed upon with you before taking on your claim.
Find out if you have a valid pelvis injury claim
An experienced and friendly claims adviser will give you a call to discuss your case. This claim assessment is provided completely free of charge, can be conducted over the phone and is a great opportunity to ask questions about the claims process.
If a solicitor can help with your case, they will be able to offer you a no win no fee service. This means there are no upfront costs, no hidden charges, and if your solicitor cannot win your claim, you won’t pay them a penny. The solicitor will only receive a fee if they successfully win your pelvis injury compensation claim.