When you are involved in a slip and fall accident, it’s difficult to control how and where you land. Most people will instinctively put their hands out or fall sideways when they lose their footing. The momentum of your body can also factor into an injury resulting from a slip and fall. If your feet trip or slip while you are in motion, there is a risk of suffering tears, strains or joint dislocation.
The reason hip damage is so common in slip and falls is mainly due to the size and width of the hip joint. As one of your load-bearing joints, the hip may take the brunt of force in a fall and could incur serious injury. There are a number of injuries that may result from a slip and fall, including:
- Strains, sprains, and tears
- Bursitis (fluid sacs around the joint)
- Labral tear/cartilage damage
Treatment for a hip injury may involve extensive rehabilitation and surgery. This type of treatment comes at a considerable cost. You may also lose a significant amount of wages while you are out of work. In a worst case scenario, a hip injury can lead to permanent disability.
Symptoms of a Hip Injury
The symptoms of a hip injury do not always present immediately after an accident. You could have a fractured hip and experience minimal pain and loss of mobility that worsens with time. When you do experience symptoms, there are a number of warning signs to look for that should prompt you to seek further medical examination.
Limited mobility or pain around your hip that persists long after your injury occurred is cause for concern. You may experience pain and discomfort while sitting, standing, walking or sleeping. Numbness, tingling or heat surrounding a hip may indicate serious damage.
Sometimes symptoms that originate in other areas of the body are secondary complications resulting from hip damage. Lower back pain can arise from a dislocated or fractured hip and you may find that pain radiates down your legs. The last thing you want is a fractured hip bone that fuses without medical intervention. This can result in permanently restricted mobility, pain and discomfort.
Compensation for a Hip Injury
You may wish to pursue compensation if your hip injury resulted from an accident such as a slip and fall or a car crash. H. Lehman Franklin, P.C., is a personal injury law firm offering excellent representation to clients who have suffered a serious hip injury through no fault of their own. We will help you prepare evidence for your case and meet the burden of proof necessary to seek fair compensation.
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