Pelvis and hip fractures commonly occur when falling from a great height or due to involvement in a car crash. If you have suffered a fracture and you believe a third party to be at fault, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. On this page, you will find general information to consider before making your claim, together with details of how our team can help you.
Here at McCarthy + Co, we have many years’ experience in helping people who have suffered fractures to bring successful claims against the third party who caused the injury. Whilst pelvis and hip fractures are quite common occurrences within the home, they also frequently occur in workplaces and on roads, where others are involved. If you are uncertain as to whether any third party is at fault for your injury, you can speak to a member of our team today for advice. Get in touch via our contact page if you would like to speak to an expert right now.
Bringing a compensation claim for a fracture to the pelvis or hip
In older people, hip fractures are most likely to occur because of a fall within the home. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip because of a bike or car accident or a sports injury.
When starting the process of bringing a claim for a pelvis or hip injury, it is important to keep in mind the following.
- Preservation of evidence and inspection of the accident scene – in the case of serious accidents you should get a forensic engineer on the scene. They can attend at the scene of the accident and record what they have observed by taking measurements, sketches, notes, and photographs. You should also retain your own notes and photos where possible.
- Enquire about the availability of other forms of evidence – for example, there may be CCTV footage in the public area where the accident occurred. Or you may need to take down the details of witnesses who saw the accident happen. If your accident happens at work, you will need to take statements from your colleagues and ensure that your employer preserves the accident scene until a forensic specialist can assess it.
- Keep written records of your appointments with doctors and specialists – ask them to provide copies of their records and keep a note of all the medications you have taken.
Pelvis & hip fracture compensation
About McCarthy + Co
With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with fracture compensation claims, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of related fields including cases involving pelvis and hip fractures. We are a family-run business, who pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial, and helpful advice.
Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork, but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance, and assistance on any form of personal injury.
If you have recently suffered a pelvis or hip fracture, get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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