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Bicycle accident claims

With more cyclists on the road than ever before, accidents are not uncommon. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you could be entitled to make a bicycle accident compensation claim.

Bicycle accident claim information and advice

If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your bicycle accident claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.


Have you been injured as a cyclist?

Cycling is more popular than ever before, but cyclists remain among the least protected road users.

There were 18,321 bicycle accidents where cyclists were injured in road accidents in 2017, with 3,799 seriously injured or killed¹. Most accidents happened in daylight, with three-quarters occurring at or near road junctions.

Cyclists occupy the side of the road, and lack the external protection of those in vehicles. This makes them extremely vulnerable to injury, whether caused by careless driving, a road hazard, or when a road is not maintained properly.

If you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.

Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.

We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.


Get the right treatment

Bicycle accidents can lead to a range of injuries. Some of the most common include collarbone injuries, road rash, elbow and knee injuries, broken bones, contusions and bruises.

More serious road traffic accidents can cause head and brain injury. Other injuries can lead to lifelong problems such as back and neck pain, knee problems and scarring.

When you are injured, it’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis promptly. This increases the chances of treating your injury in the best way, and will provide medical proof if you decide to claim compensation later.

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Why claim after you bicycle accident?

Treating an injury may be a lengthy process. Sadly, some cycling-related injuries cause permanent disabilities, while others may need treatment in specialist rehabilitation units. Even a simple wrist injury could take weeks to heal, preventing you from doing daily tasks.

It can cost time and money to put things right. If you need to take long periods off work, for treatment or to recover, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.

Your accident may have caused you to lose your independence, or your confidence. You may feel traumatised at the thought of ever getting back on a bicycle, or using the road again. Compensation could help you to recover from the psychological impact of your accident.


Can you claim for your cycling injury?

We help cyclists to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries after bicycle accidents. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.

To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:

  • Did the accident happen within the last three years?
  • Did you suffer injury?
  • Was someone else to blame?

When you think about what caused your accident, it could be another road user such as the driver of a vehicle. It could be defective equipment, such as a faulty helmet or a fault in your bike’s manufacture; or it could be the poor condition of a road or cycle lane.

If you are unsure about the cause, call 0800 689 5659 for our free advice.

Our online claim calculator can help you to understand how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful. As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:

  • Your pain and suffering
  • Any loss of earnings due to time off work
  • Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
  • The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
  • Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
  • Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free

As well as claiming for these things, we can also help you to claim compensation for damage to your bike and other equipment. Many cyclists spend thousands of pounds on their bikes and equipment, so receiving additional compensation can help you to replace expensive equipment that’s been broken or damaged,


Immediate needs after you bicycle accident

If you’ve suffered a serious or life-changing injury while cycling, you may need help and support straightaway. As well as medical treatment, you might need to adapt your home, pay urgent bills, or access counselling therapy.

A serious injury usually involves:

  • Repeated or lengthy medical treatment
  • Requirement for ongoing medical treatment
  • The need to have daily care and support
  • Long periods off work, inability to work, or loss of capacity

With one free phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get our advice about whether you might benefit from an assessment of immediate needs. This will look at your treatment, rehabilitation and care, and also at what you may need to adapt, such as equipment, aids, transport and home environment.

We may be able to arrange a short-term interim payment to help you adjust and start to rebuild your life after your accident.

Read more about how we can help you to claim for a serious injury


How do you start a claim?

It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim compensation after your accident. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help.

Alternatively, fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will get in touch to help you to get the compensation you’re due.

We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.

We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket.

We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 5659.

Bicycle accident

Richard received £3,500

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Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?

As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.

Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.

We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.

Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.


¹DfT (2017) “Table RAS 30001: Reported casualties by road user type, age and severity, Great Britain 2016.”