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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim cyclist pothole compensation


    Cyclists face many dangers on the roads and so safety is particularly important for them. Sometimes, though, even if a cyclist takes all the precautions they can they may still become injured through no fault of their own. One of the things that can cause a cyclist to get hurt is potholes. It can be difficult for cyclists to avoid them if they are at the side of the road and there are cars passing by, or they may not be seen if the cyclist is focusing on navigating through heavy traffic on busy roads, or cycling in the dark.

    How potholes can be a hazard for cyclists

    The biggest hazard that potholes cause is the risk of the cyclist being thrown from or falling off their bicycle as a result of riding over a pothole. This can present a considerable chance of suffering injuries from the fall as well as the possibility of falling into passing traffic. This can result in serious injuries such as severe bruising, broken bones, lacerations, head injuries and tissue damage. If the fall is particularly bad a cyclist may need a great deal of medical care and may be required to stay in hospital for a long period of time.

    What can be done?

    There is a possibility you may be able to claim for cyclist pothole compensation if you have fallen or become injured due to a pothole. Roads can be very busy and with constant use by heavy vehicles there is bound to be some wear and tear. However, it is the responsibility of local councils and various transportation departments to ensure that the highways remain safe for use. If hazards are left unaddressed people can become hurt and the council may be liable to pay compensation if they have failed to address the poor condition of the road. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to gain cyclist pothole compensation if this is the case.

    At Accident Advice Helpline we pride ourselves on the great service we provide to our customers, and our team of experts are friendly and willing to help and advise you regarding all parts of the compensation process. There’s no need to worry about fees because our lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis with no upfront costs. Just give us a call on 0800 689 0500 if you are considering making a claim for compensation.

    Date Published: November 30, 2015

    Author: Sarah Douglas

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