Injury lawyers in Stepps
Stepps is a small town in North Lanarkshire. It is home to one of Scotland’s oldest hockey clubs. Formed in 1913, Stepps Hockey Club is building towards its centenary celebrations and currently competes in the Second Division of the Scottish National Hockey League. One of the ways for hockey players and other sportspeople to keep fit enough to play their games is by cycling. It can also help with weight loss and general wellbeing.
Cycling is one of the easiest ways to include exercise in your daily routine; if you are able to use it as a form of transport as well, it will also save you money and be good for the environment. It is now the third most popular pastime in the UK. The main drawback with cycling is the severity of injuries if you are involved in an accident — cyclists are very vulnerable on the roads because of the lack of protection afforded to their bodies.
Avoiding using injury lawyers in Stepps to make a personal injury compensation claim
There are precautions cyclists can take to at least reduce the severity of injuries should they be involved in an accident, some suggestions being:
- Make sure you have a good knowledge of the Highway Code;
- Make sure your bicycle is in good working order;
- Wear a well fitting good quality helmet;
- Wear knee and elbow pads to protect the joints;
- Wear some bright clothing to make yourself as visible as possible;
- Good sturdy footwear is important to protect the feet;
- Do not ride alongside other cyclists;
- When passing parked cars, leave a door’s width; and
- Don’t wear headphones to play music, as you won’t hear approaching traffic.
If you are still involved in an accident that was not your fault, hopefully the injuries will be less severe, but you might still need to use injury lawyers in Stepps in order to make a personal injury compensation claim.
What to do to make your personal injury compensation claim
The easiest way to make a personal injury claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm who specialise in making claims, and over the 15 years since we were established we have helped many thousands of claimants obtain the compensation to which they were entitled. Because they do not have to be insured to be on the roads, cyclists are quite often lacking representation when making a claim. It is nothing unusual for them to be unfairly blamed for the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline will make sure that they are dealt with fairly and get the justice they deserve. We have a freephone number, 0800 180 4123, which you can use to speak to one of the friendly advisors who will assist in making your cycling injury claim. They will give you free legal advice about making your personal injury compensation claim.
Or, you could complete the 30-second test on our homepage. This will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and give you an indication of the amount you might receive.
Date Published: 14th November 2013
Author: David Brown