Can a Hip Replacement Result in Workers’ Compensation?
Hip replacements are costly and generally take people awhile to fully recover. If you or a loved one has needed hip replacement surgery due to getting hurt at work, you should seek compensation for the injury. A workers' compensation claim is generally a good place to start for all work injuries – but hip related injuries may also result in your inability to return to work for a year or more in some cases. If your injury keeps you out of work, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits, too.
Hips bear much of the body's weight and healthy, pain-free hips are needed for movement and performance for most job duties. When you have pain in your hips or damaged hips, you will have a limited range of motion and in some cases an inability to complete your job responsibilities.
This type of work injury may cause permanent disability and ongoing loss of income. For some, having a hip replacement surgery can get them back on their feet and back to work; but for others, hip injuries with or without surgery will prevent them from ever getting back full range of movement or resuming their job duties.
If you need assistance getting the medical attention and financial recovery from your hip injury, contact us today. Markhoff & Mittman are experienced New York workers' compensation lawyers who have successfully handled New York workers disability and workers compensation claimsfor nearly seventy-five years.