Cycling accidents on the road over the past few years have risen and consequently, more personal injury claimants are being treated for long-term injuries and receiving cycling accident counselling. The rise is attributed to the increased number of people who are choosing to use a bicycle as an environmentally-friendly and healthier way to get around a busy town or city. Last year in the UK, 19,000 cyclists were injured or killed on the road.
When someone has an accident that is not their fault, they should contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss their options regarding personal injury claims. There have been countless cases where the aftercare treatment a person receives has been instrumental in their recovery. The severity of a victim’s injuries ultimately determines the level of aftercare they will need and in many cases, childcare might be needed if they are unable to return to work. There is also a loss of earnings to consider and the partner of the victim will often need to take long periods off work in order to care for their loved one.
All of the above circumstances can contribute to depression or other serious psychological problems that need to be treated properly by trained professionals. The trauma of the incident itself is sometimes something that affects the victim for a long period following the accident. Our specialist solicitors and highly-trained staff are well versed in the compensation claim process and will help the client to receive the best possible help for their injuries, which may include the cost of private counselling if medical evidence supports their need for it. Accident Advice Helpline realises that recovery can be a long process and will stand by clients to ensure they are properly cared for.
In order to prevent undue stress later on in the claim process, a few things should be done at the scene of the accident itself. If the victim or a witness can record the name and number of any other parties involved in the accident, it will be very helpful for our in-house lawyers. Try to take the insurance details of the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision and gather the names and numbers of any witnesses who are willing to testify what they have seen. If the cyclist has only received what they would perceive as minor injuries, it is still paramount that medical professionals treat them. The records produced by the medical examination are treated as evidence by the courts when the personal injury claim process is in motion.
In order to find out more information about cycling accident counselling, Accident Advice Helpline website contains a wealth of case studies and articles that will provide answers to many of the questions a victim may have. There is also a short form on the website that will tell them approximately how much they would be entitled to should they choose to follow the compensation claim process. Call us today for more information or to start a claim.
Date Published: July 21, 2014
Author: David Brown