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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury experts in Rainham


    Injury experts in Rainham

    If you are out enjoying a ride on your cycle, hit a pothole and are thrown off your bike or a car doesn’t see you till its too late and runs into you, you could be seriously injured and need to make a personal injury compensation claim.

    The cyclist has very little protection so in an accident their injuries tend to be more severe.  There are a few precautions they can take to try and protect themselves or reduce the risk of an accident, such as:

    • Wearing a well fitting good quality safety helmet
    • Wear kneepads and elbow pads
    • Good quality, sturdy footwear
    • Avoid riding next to other cyclists.  If you have cars behind you that want to overtake, this makes it very difficult for them and could result in and accident.
    • When passing parked cars, make sure you leave enough room for a door to be opened without knocking you off your cycle.

    When you are buying your protective gear, make sure you purchase it from a reputable supplier.  There are many fakes on the market, which might be cheap but do not give the protection you need, and will make it more likely you are injured and will need to use injury experts in Rainham.

    Injury experts in Rainham say cycle injuries can be the worst

    Because of the lack of protection, cycling injuries can be worst than most and can include:

    • Fractures
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Back and spinal injuries
    • Head and brain injuries
    • Dental injuries
    • Facial injuries
    • Road rash
    • Anxiety and stress

    These injuries, along with many others, may result in a personal injury claim if the accident in which you sustained them was the fault of someone else.  You may then want to use injury experts in Rainham.

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    Making your personal injury compensation claim

    Whoever caused your accident will be who is liable to pay your personal injury compensation claim.  In the case of a pothole or bad road surface causing the problem, this would be the local authority responsible for maintaining the road in that area.  In the majority of cases, the guilty party will have insurance cover of some sort and it will actually be the insurance company that settles the claim.

    Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will send the claim wherever it needs to go.  We will deal with them on your behalf and make sure your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently.  Many of our claims are dealt with by phone and very few claimants need to go to court.

    We have been handling personal injury compensation claims for over 13 years and have it down to a fine art.  Our solicitors are experienced and have the expertise you need to be fighting your corner, and they will do this with as little hassle to you as possible.

    Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our advisors, they will start your claim as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.

    Date Published: 2nd November 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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