Pelvis and Hip Injury Claim
Coleman Legal LLP offers specialised assistance in managing pelvis and hip injury claims. Our dedicated team’s profound familiarity with the Personal Injuries Guidelines ensures your rightful compensation, enabling you to prioritise your recovery confidently.
Pelvis and hips injury claims: An overview
At Coleman Legal LLP, we specialise in guiding you through the complex process of claiming compensation for pelvis and hip injuries. Our experienced team navigates the legal intricacies, ensuring your case is meticulously prepared and presented. With a deep understanding of the guidelines and a commitment to your best interests, we strive to secure the compensation you deserve, allowing you to focus on your recovery and well-being.
Factors affecting compensation
Source: Personal Injuries Guidelines
When assessing pelvis and hip injury claims, the following factors are considered
- Age: The claimant’s age at the time of the injury plays a role in assessing the potential long-term impact on their quality of life and overall health.
- Nature, severity, and duration of injury: The extent of physical damage, the severity of pain, and the expected duration of symptoms are crucial factors in evaluating the claim.
- Medical intervention and treatment: The level of medical care required for treatment, including surgeries, therapies, and rehabilitation, influences the compensation amount.
- Presence or risk of degenerative changes: Pre-existing degenerative changes or the risk of future degeneration due to the injury can impact the compensation.
- Impact on working capacity: The injury’s effect on the claimant’s ability to work, their career prospects, and potential income loss are considered.
- Effect on enjoyment of life, leisure activities, and interpersonal relationships: Any limitations on the claimant’s ability to enjoy life, engage in hobbies, and maintain relationships are taken into account.
- Presence of pre-existing degenerative changes: If the claimant had pre-existing degenerative changes, the injury’s exacerbation of these changes is factored in.
- Psychological sequelae including depression: Emotional and psychological effects stemming from the injury, such as depression and anxiety, are considered in the compensation assessment.
- Prognosis: The medical prognosis, including the likelihood of recovery, residual disabilities, and the need for ongoing medical care, is a crucial determinant.
Categories of compensation
Source: Personal Injuries Guidelines
Based on the severity of the pelvis and hip injuries, the guidelines provide several compensation brackets:
1. Severe pelvis and hip injuries (€100,000-€165,000)
These injuries involve extensive fractures resulting in substantial residual disabilities, necessitating interventions like spinal fusion. Dislocation of a low back joint and other severe complications fall into this category.
2. Serious pelvis and hip injuries (€75,000-€100,000)
Injuries that are less severe than the severe category but still have distinguishing features are considered here. Complex fractures, leg instability, and future hip replacement needs fall within this bracket.
3. Moderate pelvis and hip injuries (€30,000-€65,000)
Significant injuries with permanent disability not being major fall into this category. It includes cases requiring hip replacement surgery and interventions for ongoing symptoms.
4. Minor pelvis and hip injuries (€500-€20,000)
Minor injuries with varying recovery periods are covered here, taking into account the time it takes for substantial recovery to occur.
Causes of pelvis and hip injury
Pelvis and hip injuries can arise from various circumstances, including:
- Road accidents: Collisions, crashes, and accidents involving vehicles can lead to severe pelvis and hip injuries. Read More
- Workplace accidents: Falls from heights, machinery-related accidents, and lifting heavy objects can result in such injuries. Read More
- Slips, trips, and falls: Accidents in public spaces or workplaces due to slippery surfaces, uneven ground, or obstacles can cause pelvis and hip injuries. Read More
- Sporting injuries: Participating in sports and physical activities can lead to injuries affecting the pelvis and hips, especially if proper safety measures are not followed. Read More
- Medical negligence: Errors during surgeries or medical procedures involving the pelvic and hip area can result in injuries and subsequent claims. Read More
- Defective products: Malfunctioning equipment, faulty products, or defective machinery can lead to accidents causing such injuries. Read More
The pelvis and hip injury claim application process
1. Seek assistance from our pelvis & hip injury claim solicitor
Our team of experienced injury solicitors is available to guide clients through the process of making a back injury claim. Utilising a solicitor can simplify the paperwork and filing required for this process.
2. Apply to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB)
The next step is to make an application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). If your personal injury claim concerns anything other than medical negligence, some assaults, and some cases of entirely psychological injury, then your claim can be brought through PIAB. Examples of claims that PIAB covers include:
3. Provide necessary information and documents
Your solicitor will gather evidence, medical reports, and other expert reports, and submit them to PIAB for assessment.
4. Obtain consent for claim assessment
Once the application is made, PIAB will notify the defendant(s) and they must indicate within 90 days if they consent to the assessment of the claim. If consent is given, PIAB will proceed with the assessment. If denied, PIAB will grant authorisation for court proceedings.
5. Claim assessment
The assessment process usually takes about 9 months. If both parties accept PIAB’s assessment, an order to pay will be issued and must be discharged by the defendant(s) within 10 days. If rejected, an authorisation for court proceedings will be granted.
Statute of Limitations
You have two years from the date of the accident within which to issue proceedings. If you are under 18, a separate set of rules apply, and we would recommend you contact our solicitors to discuss these.
Why choose Coleman Legal LLP?
At Coleman Legal LLP, we understand our client’s circumstances. We understand that because you are reading this part of our website, you have likely been involved in an accident and perhaps have been injured. It’s at times like this that you need the support of an experienced firm that can assist you with the practical issues that now confront you as a result of the fault of another.
For example, you may need to understand your Social Welfare entitlements should you be out of work. Also, it’s important for you to know that your legal advisers will obtain all of the important Reports that may be required to ensure that you get the best outcome in your case.
We provide a national service and can meet you locally to ensure that you have a voice and access to the best advice and resources that may be needed in your particular case.
Our service is about you, the client and we speak plain English with no unnecessary legal jargon. Our teams have dealt with thousands of claims over many years and pride ourselves in our respectful and concerned approach to al of our clients.
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