While most cycling accidents are collisions or crashes, there are other situations where a cyclist may become injured while using a bike; these account for around 16 per cent of serious or fatal bicycle accidents.
If you have suffered a road traffic accident on your bike then calling Accident Advice Helpline could help your claim for compensation.
Children are more fearless than adults when it comes to using their bikes and as a result can do things which adults would not. Doing tricks, playing, riding the bike too quickly and losing control can cause falls and injury.
Overuse injuries and health problems
A cyclist can suffer from overuse injury, particularly if a bicycle is not adjusted or fitted well for him.
In a study by the International Journal of Sports Medicine most of the 518 cyclists studied had at least one overuse injury with 30 per cent needing medical treatment.
The neck and knees were the most common injury areas with over 40 per cent each while the back, hands and groin or buttocks were all suffered by over 30 per cent.
There was also a higher proportion of women suffering neck and shoulder pain than their male counterparts.
Apart from poor fit of saddle or pedals the reason cyclists suffer knee injury tends to be due to poor preparation and attempting too strenuous activity too soon.
Repetitive strain injuries can also be sustained if riding is continued for extended periods of time.
Accident Advice Helpline has trained advisers who can deal with many types of injury claim. Just gather all the information that you think is relevant and call the freephone number at any time to start the process for road traffic accident compensation.
Due to the pressure an improperly sized seat can place on the perineum cycling has also been linked to impotence and pain in the perineum due to pudendal nerve entrapment.
Air pollution exposure
Riding in heavy traffic can expose cyclists to high levels of air pollution although it is unclear to what level of significance. It is probably safe to say that the impact is less than that of road traffic accidents, however.
If you are still unsure if your injury qualifies then use the compensation calculator on Accident Advice Helpline’s website to confirm your road traffic accident claim. Our law firm has over 15 years’ experience dealing with all sorts of compensation claims.
Call us today on Freephone number 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice