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 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 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 injuries. You can also claim for medical costs and treatment such as physiotherapy if you sustain an injury in an accident for which you can prove another person was to blame.
What to do if you have a cycling injury
If you have a cycling accident in which you receive an injury, you should take photos of the scene of the accident and of your injuries; 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 Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. We are a law firm specialising in personal injury compensation claims with over 16 years of experience. We have a team of expert solicitors and we handle every single claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.
To find out more about us and how we may be able to help you with your compensation claim, you can visit our website. While you are browsing, you will notice that our patron is Dame Esther Rantzen, who was one of the first celebrities to champion consumer rights.
You will doubtless also see the 30-second test on our site, which gives you an estimated sum of how much you could receive in compensation for your cycling injury. After that, call us on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to get your claim started.
Date Published: 23rd October 2013
Author: David Brown