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Hip Injury at Work?

Our Southern California Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Is Here for You

A young Asian builder falls from a scaffold at a construction site. An engineer supervising the construction came to the aid of a construction worker who fell from a height with hip and leg injuries.Hip injuries can be both painful and debilitating, impacting your ability to work and perform daily activities. Whether you’ve suffered a hip injury in a traumatic accident on the job or developed a condition over time due to work-related activities, it’s important to understand your rights and options under California’s workers’ compensation laws. Invictus Law, P.C., with offices in Orange and Ontario, is dedicated to representing injured workers in Orange County and the Inland Empire, ensuring they receive the compensation and medical care they deserve.

Types of Hip Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Hip injuries can vary in severity and condition, from fractures and dislocations to strains and degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. Some common work-related hip injuries include:

  • Fractures: Often resulting from falls, heavy impacts, or accidents involving machinery.

  • Dislocations: Can occur due to sudden twists or severe impacts, often in physically demanding jobs.

  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the hip joint, often caused by repetitive motions or prolonged pressure.

  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendons around the hip, typically resulting from overuse or repetitive strain.

  • Osteoarthritis: A degenerative condition that can develop over time due to wear and tear on the hip joint.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Hip Injuries

If you’ve suffered a hip injury at work or have a condition that has been exacerbated by your job duties, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can include:

  • Medical Treatment: Coverage for all necessary medical care to treat your hip injury, including doctor visits, surgeries, physical therapy, and medications.

  • Temporary Disability Benefits: If you’re unable to work while recovering from your hip injury, you may receive temporary disability benefits to help replace lost wages.

  • Permanent Disability Benefits: If your hip injury results in a permanent impairment, you may be eligible for permanent disability benefits based on the extent of your disability.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation: If your hip injury prevents you from returning to your previous job, you may be entitled to job retraining or other assistance to help you find new employment.

Navigating the Workers’ Compensation Process

The workers’ compensation process can be complex, and it’s important to take the right steps to ensure your claim is properly filed and your rights are protected. Here are some key steps to take after a hip injury:

  • Report the Injury: Notify your employer of your hip injury as soon as possible, ideally within 30 days of the incident or onset of symptoms.

  • Seek Medical Attention: Get prompt medical treatment for your injury and follow your doctor’s recommendations for care and recovery.

  • File a Workers’ Compensation Claim: Complete a workers’ compensation claim form (DWC-1) and submit it to your employer. Your employer should then forward it to their workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

  • Consult with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney: Navigating the workers’ compensation system can be challenging, especially if your claim is denied or disputed. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights and ensure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.

Contact Invictus Law for Help Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits After a Hip Injury in Southern California

At Invictus Law, P.C., our team is dedicated to helping injured workers in Southern California navigate the workers’ compensation process and secure the benefits they need to recover and move forward. If you’ve suffered a hip injury on the job, contact us today to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you. Call 949-287-5711 for help over the phone or to schedule an appointment at our offices in Orange County (Orange) or the Inland Empire (Ontario).

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