Cycling on this country’s busy roads is hazardous and particularly so for those who work as bike couriers. Bike courier claim advice can help you if have suffered an accident and been injured whilst working as a bike courier.
Why would I need advice?
If you are a bike courier who has been injured working, you may well be pondering making a claim. However, making a claim for compensation involves the law and the best people to give advice on the subject are personal injury lawyers. Accident Advice Helpline employs a team of solicitors with the experience and legal expertise to give you sound and reliable information on how best to proceed.
When seeking advice you first need to know if you actually have grounds for claiming compensation. In order to be able to make a claim, you should not have been responsible for the accident. You must have been the innocent party and we have to be able to identify who to make the claim against.
Typical causes of bike courier accidents
Accidents involving bike couriers are caused by a variety of reasons, but one of the most common is a collision with another vehicle, which can lead to serious injuries. Poor road surfaces, especially pot holes, are particularly hazardous for bicycle couriers.
Bike courier work also includes a lot of lifting, handling and carrying heavy loads on your bike, which can be dangerous. Your employer has duty of care towards you and if you are sent out on a call with a load that is dangerous or you are not provided with the proper equipment, then he or she may be liable for a bike courier claim.
Why would I need to make a claim?
An injury in your line of work could be very serious. Even if it is only minor you may need to take time off recovering, which will result in a loss in wages. There may also be other expenses to meet, such as prescription charges, additional treatment and if the injuries are serious, the cost of care and assistance. A successful bike courier compensation claim will recompense you for financial losses, as well as for the pain and suffering you have endured.
What information do I need to provide?
In order to give you the best bike courier claim advice you must provide as much information as possible about the incident that led to your injury. This will include your own recollections and also those of anyone who saw the accident. That means taking the names and contact details of any witnesses.
If the police were called, which if you were involved in a road traffic accident they should have been, it will also be necessary to know the name and service number of the officer leading the investigation.
Your medical condition, following your accident, could be crucial for any claim. It is therefore, essential that medical notes are made available from the doctor who examined you.
Contact us for bike courier claim advice
By contacting Accident Advice Helpline for bike courier claim advice you will be taking the first step towards learning if you do have grounds for a making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: May 30, 2014
Author: David Brown