Making a cycle injury claim in St. Luke’s
St. Luke’s is an area in the London Borough of Islington, just north of the City of London near the Barbican and Shoreditch.
It takes its name from the church of St Luke’s on Old Street west of the tube station.
Falling off your cycle and making an injury claim in St. Luke’s
Motor vehicles of all sorts use the roads and can be a bit of a hazard for the cyclist, as can potholes and bad road surfaces.
If you should be involved in an accident and fall of your cycle, you may be able to make an injury claim St. Luke’s.
Which injuries may result in you making an injury claim in St. Luke’s
Hopefully, if you do fall off your cycle, you injuries will be minor, but they can be serious, such as:
Broken bones. Bones anywhere in your body can break in a fall and some of them can be disabling for some time. Severe breaks can mean surgery to insert pins, screws or plates to hold the bones together.
Road rash. This can be an extremely painful injury that usually occurs when you slide along the road and damage the skin.
Trauma. Having an accident is traumatic enough, but the after effects can cause depression and anxiety.
Head injuries. Wearing a cycling helmet can help to reduce the severity of a head injury but these helmets do not have the strength of motorbike helmets so you may still sustain an injury to your head.
Facial injuries. This can range from dental problems to scarring. If scarred, as well as the pain involved in the accident, you may need plastic surgery involving more pain.
What you need to do if you have an accident and want to make an injury claim in St. Luke’s
After the accident has happened, if anyone is injured, or causing an obstruction to other road users, the police should be informed. As part of their job while there, they should speak to everyone involved so they can complete an accident report. This report may be very useful to you when making your injury claim in St. Luke’s.
If you are able, take the details of anyone else involved, although most cycle accidents are solo events caused by potholes or bad road surfaces. Also take the details of any witnesses, as you may need these when making your injury claim in St. Luke’s.
What you should do next
Over the next few days, more aches, pains and injuries may become apparent, and you should make sure you get medical attention for all your injuries.
Then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, either on their freephone number: 0800 689 0500, or by completing the 30-second test on the website.
Accident Advice Helpline will ensure your injury claim in St. Luke’s is dealt with in a fast, simple and efficient manner, and make sure you get the personal injury compensation to which you are entitled.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown