Very likely that you can amend claim to include hip. Circumstances such as this demonstrate the need for legal assistance early in every case so as to protect your interest and establish a relationship with an attorney before trouble arises. Consult with a local attorney versed in workers compensation law soon
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This is why you need to consult a WC attorney when you are injured. There are many fine Avvo attorneys in your area. Contact one for help as soon as possible.
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I would agree with Mr Crossett that you should seek out assistance because the insurance company is likely to make you jump through some hoops to get it covered. There is no reason not to pursue it though.
It will ultimately be a question of "medical causation" and a good workers' comp lawyer can help you navigate that legal and medical minefield. I agree with my colleagues that a good lawyer hired early in the case would have been the best course for you.
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