Sustaining a pelvic injury can be a life-altering experience, often causing significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Whether it resulted from a road traffic collision, workplace incident, slip and fall, or medical accident, the consequences of such injuries can be profound and long-lasting. It is important to know that you have rights, and you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
While every personal injury case is unique and requires personalised legal advice, our panel of personal injury lawyers are confident in their abilities to assist clients with a range of claims and cases to secure you the best possible outcome.
We can offer expert legal advice on a no win no fee basis and can advocate on your behalf for the highest standard of medical care and any post discharge rehabilitation that you may need to move on with your life following your injuries. Please get in touch with us today to find out more regarding pelvic injury compensation.
Common accidents that lead to pelvic injuries
Pelvic injuries can occur in various types of accidents, some of which are more commonly associated with such injuries. Whilst the severity and specific nature of the injuries can vary, some common accidents that can lead to pelvic injuries include:
- Road Traffic Collisions: Collisions involving motorcycles, cars, bicycles, or pedestrians can result in pelvic injuries. The impact from a crash can cause a broken pelvis, dislocations of hip joints, or trauma to the pelvis.
- Slip and Falls: Falls on slippery surfaces, uneven floors, or poorly maintained premises can cause individuals to land forcefully on their pelvis, resulting in fractures or other pelvic injuries.
- Workplace Accidents: Certain occupations, such as construction, manufacturing, or heavy machinery operation, may expose workers to a higher risk of pelvic injuries. Accidents involving falls from heights, being struck by objects, or being caught in machinery can lead to severe pelvic trauma. Employers have a duty of care to ensure a safe working environment for their employees.
- Medical Negligence: Surgical errors, particularly those involving pelvic or abdominal procedures, can lead to pelvic injuries. Negligent actions during childbirth or diagnostic procedures can also result in pelvic trauma.
Examples of pelvic injury types
- Hip Dislocation: A hip dislocation occurs when the head of the femur (thigh bone) comes out of the socket in the pelvic bone. It can result from high-impact accidents, such as motor vehicle collisions or falls from heights. Hip dislocations can cause severe pain, limited mobility and may damage surrounding structures, including nerves, blood vessels, or ligaments.
- Pelvic Fractures: Pelvic fractures involve a break or crack in one or more of the pelvic bones, which can include the ilium, pubis, or ischium. These fractures can occur due to significant trauma, such as car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Pelvic fractures can cause intense pain, difficulty walking and may be associated with internal bleeding or damage to nearby organs, including urological structures.
- Urological injuries: Urological injuries can occur in association with pelvic fractures or hip dislocations. These injuries can include bladder rupture, urethral injury, and kidney injury. Urological injuries can be serious and can lead to a number of complications, including infection, bleeding, lack of bladder and bowel control, sexual dysfunction and long-term kidney problems.
- Genital Organ Trauma: Pelvic injuries can also affect the genital organs, such as the testicles, penis, or ovaries. Trauma to these structures can cause pain, swelling, bruising, or even fractures. In severe cases, it can impact fertility or sexual function.
These are just some of the types of pelvic injuries you may suffer as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault. If you have any other type of pelvic injury, then please still get in touch with us to discuss your pelvic injury compensation case.
Should you make a pelvic injury compensation claim?
If you have suffered a pelvic injury through an accident that wasn’t your fault or from medical negligence, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. The pelvic injury compensation you receive can provide you with the best chance of making a full recovery and reimburse you for your pain, suffering, and any financial losses you have incurred as a consequence of being injured.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers at Major Trauma Group are committed to securing the best outcomes for our clients and can guide you through the process every step of the way.
At Major Trauma Group, we not only pursue financial compensation for our clients, but we are also passionate about advocating for high-quality medical care and rehabilitation treatments to oversee the recovery of any injuries. Many types of pelvic injuries may require long-term treatment, and our lawyers can oversee that your compensation covers any prolonged medical care and rehabilitation to provide you with the financial security you will need in taking the time to recover.
How much compensation could you receive?
Determining the amount of compensation for a pelvic injury claim is a complex process that depends on various factors specific to your case. The compensation awarded typically consists of two main categories: general damages and special damages.
General damages refer to the non-monetary losses suffered as a result of your injury. These may include compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
The amount awarded for general damages varies based on the severity and long-term effects of the pelvic injury. Courts often consider precedents set in similar cases, expert medical opinions, and the impact on your daily life when determining the appropriate compensation.
Special damages are the quantifiable financial losses incurred as a direct result of the pelvic injury. These may include:
- Medical expenses: Compensation for past and future medical treatment including rehabilitation and therapy.
- Lost wages: Compensation for the income you have lost due to being unable to work during your recovery. This includes both past and future lost earnings.
- Property damage: If any personal property was damaged or lost in the accident that caused the pelvic injury, compensation may be awarded for repair or replacement.
To determine the amount for special damages, it is crucial to keep detailed records of all relevant expenses and losses related to your pelvic injury. This includes invoices, receipts, and documentation of missed work and income.
It’s important to note that every case is unique, and if your claim is successful, the specific amount of compensation awarded can vary significantly. It will likely be required that you undergo a full medical assessment and provide access to your medical records for your injuries to be appropriately assessed.
Please remember that the general time limit to making a personal injury claim is within three years of the accident or negligence, though there are a few exceptions to this rule so it is important to contact a personal injury solicitor as early as possible to they can advise and assist you to ensure the time limit is not missed.
How can Major Trauma Group assist?
The panel of expert lawyers at Major Trauma Group are experienced in assisting on a range of personal injury cases, including pelvis injury claims. Our member law firms offer their services on a no win no fee agreement, meaning claimants do not need to worry about the legal costs of the claims process.
Our expertise in this area of the law means we can effectively advocate for our client’s best interests, working to secure appropriate financial compensation and expert rehabilitation treatment.
If you have any queries surrounding any of our services or wish to start your claim, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.