Pursuing an injury claim in Queensway?
With rising household and transport costs, and salaries remaining static in comparison, it’s not surprising that many people are looking at ways to reduce their monthly outgoings. The annual hike in rail and tube fares has seen ever increasing numbers of commuters get on their bike. The Cycle to Work scheme has enabled workers to purchase a bicycle cost-effectively through a monthly salary sacrifice scheme, allowing them to significantly reduce their monthly transportation costs and improve their fitness levels.
- Ensure that you wear a properly fitting cycling helmet at all times. It is not a legal requirement but it may help save your life, so push vanity issues to one side.
- Wear cycling gloves. Invest in a decent pair of gloves so that if you fall off of your bicycle, your hands are protected from grazes and cuts.
- Wear some high-visibility clothes. They will enable you to be seen by motorists, especially at night. If you are going to be cycling at night, make sure you have some adequate lights on your bike, as this will make you more visible to other road users.
Whilst cycling to work is a cost-effective and healthy option, it can also carry risk of injury. The majority of cycling injuries occur in urban areas, as this is where there is a high density of commuters using this form of transportation. There are few statistics currently available, but of the fatal and near fatal accidents analysed, two thirds of collisions happened near to a T-junction. Also, roundabouts posed a threat to cyclists.
Examples of common cycling accidents are:
- Motorists crossing across cycle paths without indicating or checking for cyclists;
- Motorists emerging into the cycle path without looking for oncoming cyclists;
- Collisions head on between cyclists and other road users; and
- Cyclists turning right from a major and from a minor road.
If you been involved in a cycling accident within the past three years, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Queensway. You could receive compensation for your injuries, damage to property, out of pocket expenses and any loss of earnings or future earnings. Common injuries to cyclists include:
- Limb injuries such as fractures and breaks;
- Chest injuries such as cracked and broken ribs; and
- Head injuries, which can range from minor cuts, bruises and mild concussion or dental injuries to fatal skull fractures and brain damage.
Put the details of your cycling injury claim in Queensway into our fast, simple 30-second test to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to. If your accident was caused through no fault of your own, you may be able to make an injury claim. Call our honest and reliable advisers on 0800 689 0500, or if you are calling from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. We’ll do all the hard work so that you can get on the road to recovery.
Date Published: 11th September 2013