Common Cycling Injuries and How to Make an Injury Claim in Smithfield
If you fall off of your bike or are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence whilst you are on the road, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Smithfield against them. It always makes sense to protect yourself as much as possible if you are on the road, whether you are driving a car or riding a bike. Being injured when you are on a bike can be more dangerous than being in a car, as you are vulnerable to the elements and far less protected by your vehicle. Cyclists are also often targets for road rage and accidents, due to many drivers feeling that they should not be on the road.
Making an Injury Claim in Smithfield
If you have been injured on your bike, then you can try to make an injury claim in Smithfield. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to give us details of your accident and find out whether you are eligible to make an injury claim in Smithfield.
If you are, then our friendly, helpful team of advisors will do their best to talk you through the claim process and what is likely to happen. They can also direct you to the 30-second test on our website, where you can find out how much compensation you may be able to get. If you decide to proceed with your injury claim in Smithfield, your case will be taken on by dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work on your behalf on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Common Cycling Injuries
Whether you are in an accident or not, there are a few injuries which are more common for cyclists, and you should always be on the lookout for these so that you can avoid being injured:
- Lower back pain: This is caused by the way you hold yourself on your bike. Sitting prone in one position for too long can cause great stress on your back, and because you need to balance as well when you are on a bike this exacerbates the situation. Having your bike set up properly will help to prevent this, as it will stop you hunching too much.
- AC joint sprain: These usually occur during an accident, but can come about simply from hitting a large obstacle or pothole in the road. An AC joint sprain is when the collarbone joining to the front of the shoulder blade is jarred heavily. The only real way to avoid this injury is to prevent falling off your bike or hitting anything. This means keeping your eyes on the road ahead and having your wits about you.
- Cuts and grazes: Again, caused mainly by falling off of your bike, road rash can also happen if you are thrown from your bicycle. Wearing properly covering clothing on your bike can help bring down the chances of this a little, whilst keeping your eyes focused on where you are going will also help.
Date Published: 17th September 2013
Author: David Brown