Cyclists often suffer ill-fates and this is because drivers tend to ignore the fact that they have to share the road. However, when it comes to making an accident claim in Harpenden, cyclists certainly do have the same rights as everyone else.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident on the road that was not your fault, you may be due some compensation. If you are unsure of the details of your claim, be sure to check out Accident Advice Helplines whole website to see how they can help you. There you will find a list of claims and a lot of phone numbers that will give you access to the best possible advice out there.
If you prefer to get just the basics of cycling injury information, you can also refer to the points below.
Typical injuries of cyclists that may warrant an accident claim in Harpenden
- Broken bones – a typical injury that occurs in the case of a cycling accident, when people are knocked off their bicycles, they often break a bone in contact with the road.
- Dislocations – due to the size and shape of a bicycle, it is often recorded that cyclists dislocate their shoulders, knees or thigh sockets when they fall from a bike. This is due to the shoes of a cyclist being stuck in the pedals of the bike, or due to contact with the road.
- Concussion – even with a cycling helmet, cyclists who hit their heads on the hard tar of a road may sustain a concussion. If this occurs, you can claim an injury claim Harpenden as long as you go to a doctor and get documented evidence of your injury.
- Scrapes and cuts – due to the nature of the road, cyclists who fall of their bikes sustain scrapes and cuts that are painful, and that may lead to infection. If this happened to you in an incident that was not your fault, you can certainly file a claim.
- Internal injuries – internal injuries are very serious and these often happen when a large impact is taken by the body, such as when someone is hit by a car. If this is the case, that person must be hospitalised immediately and should take photos to document the bruising, and retain their x-rays for later use in a claim.
You may be wondering whether you have a claim if you have been involved in an accident on your bicycle that was caused by someone else. The best way to check is to take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website, which will give you a good indication of the type of compensation you may receive. Remember that if you really need help, you only need to speak to a consultant to get the best advice on your accident claim in Harpenden.
To find out all you need to know about making an accident claim in Harpenden, or anywhere else in the UK, call us today. Use 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown