Work related hip injuries can be caused by a traumatic event or repetitive activities. Many such injuries or conditions ultimately require total hip replacement surgery.
Total hip replacement is an extensive procedure usually resulting in many months lost time for recovery. Additionally, a significant mobility deficit almost always results.
The Workers’ Compensation Board Medical Guidelines provide for a schedule loss of use award to those undergoing total hip replacement surgery ranging from 60% to 66 2/3% loss of the leg. This is a very significant loss of use.
If you have sustained a hip injury and have undergone total hip replacement surgery, you should have a complete understanding of your legal rights under the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law.