The common cycle injuries that may mean you need to make an injury claim in Southend?
Although all cycling accidents are unique, there are some cycle injuries that appear to be more common than others. Amongst them are:
- Anxiety and stress
- Concussion or other head injuries
- Broken pelvis
- Broken Coccyx
- Broken Arm or leg
- Broken Collar Bone
- Soft tissue injuries to the neck, back and shoulders
- Road Rash
Cycle injuries – head problems that may cause an injury claim Southend
Nearly 50% of cycle injuries where a motor vehicle has been involved, are to the head. These can be from minor injuries such as concussion, to major injuries such as permanent brain damage or fatal fractures to the skull. Most deaths in cycle accidents are caused by injuries to the head. Wearing a good quality, well fitting cycle helmet can help avoid this type of injury, but if the collision is bad enough even the helmet will not stop the head injury totally. Make sure you buy your helmet from a reputable supplier, as there are many fakes on the market that will give you no protection at all.
Anxiety and stress
Being involved in any type of accident is traumatic. The anxiety and stress caused is as much an injury as a broken arm or leg, and as such will form part of your injury claim Southend.
Visit the doctor
You should always seek medical attention for your cycle injuries. The reports from doctors can prove very useful when fighting your case, and what might seem to be initially a minor injury can later develop into something more serious. A pre-existing condition can be made worse by an accident, and your doctor’s opinions on this can be crucial.
Proof is useful
It is never a bad idea to take photos of your injuries, not only at the outset but as they heal as well. Keep a note every couple of days of how the injuries are progressing, this diary together with the photographs will provide a time line for the injuries, which could help determine the amount of compensation you are awarded. If an independent doctor were asked to produce a report then these records would be extremely useful.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you through the minefield of rules and regulations that accompany an injury claim Southend.
Contact us on our free phone number (0800 689 0500) and discuss your accident with one of our friendly advisors. You will find them to be professional in helping you to decide if you want to pursue the claim, you will get no pressure from them at all.
Accident Advice Helpline has been assisting in cases involving compensation claims for cycle injuries for many years, we know what is needed to get you the best deal as quickly as possible, and with as little hassle as possible for you. We understand the types of injuries sustained in cycle accidents, and know the best way to deal with the necessary people to ensure you are treated fairly.
Date Published: 17th September 2013
Author: David Brown