Cycling collision claim – What can you claim for?
If you want to make a cycling collision claim for compensation then Accident Advice Helpline can help you. All you need to do is call our free telephone helpline and our team will be happy to give you advice and get your claim started. Before you make a claim, it is worth knowing whether or not you are legally entitled to seek compensation. Here are some of the things you can claim for.
If you have received an injury due to an accident which was not your fault then you may be able to get compensation. Compensation can pay for treatment and medication if necessary, but will also help to compensate you for some of the stress and trauma that your accident may have caused you. You do not have to have received a bad injury in order to be able to make a cycling accident claim. Psychological trauma is just as valid as a broken bone and you should be able to receive compensation for this as well as any therapy you may have paid for.
Damage to your bike
In an accident, it is likely that your bike will have been damaged. Compensation can pay for repairs to your bike, or replacing your bike if it is too damaged to be repaired. If you have already paid for repairs or a replacement bicycle,then make sure you keep receipts and notes about what you have paid out, as all of this can come in useful for your cycling accident claim.
When you call Accident Advice Helpline it will be helpful to have some notes about the damage to your bike as well as details of the bike itself such as the model and make. If you got an estimate for repairs from a bike shop, then keep this as proof of the damage to your bike. You may also want to provide an estimate of the value of your bike before the accident.
A cycling accident may have also damaged some of your personal property and you can claim for this as well as any damage to your bike. Your cycling helmet and clothing can be claimed for, as well as any phones, mp3 players and so on which you may have had on you at the time. Your cycling collision claim will be looking to compensate you for any damage or financial loss, so make sure to include anything.
Loss of earnings
If you were badly injured and had to take time off work, estimate how much this cost you in earnings and add this to the amount of compensation you want to receive from your claim. Try to provide proof in the form of wage slips and medical certificates.
Make your cycling collision claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Call the experts Accident Advice Helpline to start making your claim for compensation. If you can provide all of the proof and information listed here, then the process should be quick and simple and get you the compensation you deserve. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone for free initial advice about your claim.
Date Published: 24th October 2013
Author: David Brown