If you have had a cycling injury on Britain’s roads in the last three years in an accident that was not your fault, then you may have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim. Sometimes cyclists do not claim compensation for a cycling injury because, unlike car drivers, they do not have insurance cover. However, if you have had a cycling injury after an accident for which you were not to blame in the past three years, you could be able to claim personal injury compensation for it.
If you can prove that an organisation (a cycling club, for example) or another person was responsible for your cycling injury, then you may well be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against them.
It is possible to claim for repairs to your bike or even a replacement, as well as for any physical or psychological injury you have suffered. You can claim for loss of earnings too if you had to take time off work because of your cycling injury. You can also claim for medical costs and treatment such as physiotherapy if you sustain a cycling injury in an accident for which you can prove another person was to blame.
What to do if you have a cycling accident
If you have a cycling accident in which you receive a cycling injury, you should take photos of the scene of the accident and of your injuries, as these will be supporting evidence for your personal injury compensation claim. Of course, wearing protective clothing can help minimise the extent of your injuries, but even so you could still suffer brain damage or other severe injuries in any cycling accident. You should seek medical treatment for any cycling injury; failure to do so could mean you weaken your claim, as some injuries are exacerbated if they are not treated immediately.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have sustained a cycling injury, then you may need expert advice about how to make a personal injury compensation claim. If that is the case, then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice at any time – day or night! We are a law firm specialising in personal injury compensation claims with over ten years of experience. We work with a team of expert solicitors who live and work all over the country, and provide their services on a no win no fee* basis.
To find out more about us and how we may be able to help you with your cycling injury compensation claim, you can visit the Accident Advice Helpline website. While you are browsing, you will notice that our patron is Esther Rantzen, who was one of the first celebrities to champion consumer rights.
You will doubtless also see the 30-second test on our landing page, which gives you an estimated sum of how much you could receive in compensation for your cycling injury. After that, call us free of charge on one of our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Call us now.