More people than ever before are cycling – to work, to school or university, or just as a hobby on the weekends. Cycling is a great way to stay fit, and it’s also good for the environment too, cutting back on carbon emissions compared to driving to work. But Britain’s roads can be dangerous, and there are a number of different injuries you could sustain riding a bicycle, if you’re involved in an accident. If you’ve been hit by a negligent driver and have been injured, why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation? There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so don’t leave it too long.
Common bike accident injuries
Injuries you could sustain riding a bicycle can range from minor injuries to life-changing injuries which could leave you permanently mentally or physically disabled. Here are a few examples of the most common types of injuries:
- Head injuries – whether you’re wearing a helmet or not, you could suffer head injuries such as concussion or a brain injury
- Lacerations and grazes
- Fractures – usually to the legs or arms
- Facial and eye injuries, such as grit or glass in your eyes or a fractured cheekbone
- Strains and sprains
Serious injuries could mean taking weeks or months off work to recover – how are you going to pay your household bills whilst you’re not at work? Unnecessary financial stress is the last thing you need after an accident, so if you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence, claiming personal injury compensation could help, as you’ll be compensated for your loss of earnings. It could be that a dangerous driver caused your accident by failing to stop at a traffic light or using their mobile phone behind the wheel. Or perhaps you’ve hired or bought a bike which was not safe to ride, in which case the bike shop in question could be held liable for your injuries.
Next steps to claiming
Whether you’ve decided to go ahead with a personal injury claim or just need some more information, give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out more. Our team of expert advisors is on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you have nothing to lose by making a claim or finding out more.