Workers’ Comp and Hip Injuries
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private sector employers in 2018. To protect workers from covering the cost of work injuries themselves, the law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
A work injury attorney can fight on behalf of accident victims to help them get the full compensation they are due from workers’ comp insurers. Hip injuries are one type of work injury that is fairly common. Victims of hip injuries related to workers’ comp can work with the attorneys at our law firm, Golitko & Daly, as they seek financial compensation for work injury damages. We serve clients in Indianapolis, IN, Kokomo, IN, and other areas of Indiana.
Types of Hip Injuries at Work
The hip joint is one of the most frequently used parts of the body. The hip supports the weight of the body and controls upper leg movement so that people can walk and run comfortably. Unfortunately, if the hip is injured, not only is pain likely to be an issue, but mobility will probably be limited as well.
Workplace hip injuries can be the result of a sudden accident, such as a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or overexertion. They can also develop over time, due to the stress of repetitive movements.
The most common types of workplace hip injuries include:
- Hip strain
- Hip fracture
- Hip dislocation
- Post-traumatic arthritis
Treating Hip Injuries
The exact treatment plan for a hip injury will vary from one person to another. The treatment that is required will depend largely on the type of injury that is sustained and the extent of injury damages.
Typical treatment methods for hip injuries include:
- Pain medication
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Hip surgery
- Hip replacement
No matter what type of hip injury is present, they often extensive treatment, and they tend to take some time to heal. It can be weeks or months before mobility and comfort are restored and the injured party is ready to return to normal work duties.
Compensation for Damages
Workers’ compensation insurance is in place to cover losses stemming from workplace injuries. Unfortunately, many insurance companies look out for their own best interests, over the interests of injured employees. As a result, workers’ comp companies often offer a quick settlement that doesn’t consider the full extent of injury damages.
For a better chance of getting the full damages they are due, work injury victims should consider working with a knowledgeable work injury lawyer. When working with victims of work-related hip injuries, our attorneys strive to collect compensation that will adequately cover all sources of injury losses. We may seek compensation for damages related to medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured on the job, the attorneys at Golitko & Daly can be invaluable in getting you the financial compensation you deserve. To discuss the details of your case with one of our work injury lawyers, send us a message at your earliest convenience or call (866) 650-8092. We serve clients in Indianapolis, Kokomo, and other areas of Indiana.