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Apr
22
2014

Arm Injury Month- Cycling Accidents

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What’s My Claim Worth have extensive experience dealing with cycle accident claims. We have a specialist team at who will fight for the compensation payments that you deserve.

Cyclists are more at risk on the road than occupants of cars or trucks involved in a crash. However, between 60% – 90% of cycling accidents do remain unreported.

Our team understands that your injuries can cause both physical and financial hardship, and this is why it is important that you report any cycle accidents to the police.

If you have been involved in a cycle accident that was not your fault, whatever type of cyclist you are, you may be able to claim for compensation for the damage of your bicycle and the injuries you may have sustained.

An expert member of our team is a fully qualified in house Doctor with over 10 years’ experience.

If you are a cyclist and you have been injured then you may be eligible to claim for cycle accident compensation. What’s My Claim Worth have a team of specialist cycling accident claims solicitors within the Road Traffic Accident team.

Type of Cycle Accident Claims:

  • Cycle accidents caused by a pedestrian;
  • Cycle accidents due to poor maintenance of the bike;
  • Cycle accidents caused by a collision with another vehicle; and
  • Cycle accidents due to the weather conditions/road conditions.

These are just a few cycle accident claims a person can make. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak to a specialist cycling accident lawyer who will be more than happy to assist.

Types of injuries sustained after a cycle accident:

Broken wrist or arm

An injury to the wrist or arm is another common injury when cyclists are thrown off their bike. Injuries such as these can result in a long delay of recovery before the cyclist can return to cycle again.

A broken wrist is sometimes missed in an x-ray. Therefore, it is important that you visit your GP regularly if the pain in your wrist does persist.

Head injury

Research has proved that wearing an appropriate safety helmet when cycling would be expected to prevent brain injury and fatal accidents. It is important to always wear a properly fitted cyclist helmet that conforms to the UK safety standard for helmets.

By wearing proper clothing when you are out cycling can also protect you if you are involved in an accident.

Always wear brightly coloured or reflective clothing. This will help road users see you and this can prevent you from being hit. If you cycle at night, wear a reflective jacket.

Fractured clavicle or broken collar bone

This is a common injury for cyclists and can be caused when the cyclist is thrown off their bike. These types of injuries can be very painful and the recovering period can be slow.

It is important that you seek medical attention immediately. We will request your medical records from your GP when assessing your claim.

Dental or facial injuries

Teeth, jaws and facial scarring injuries are often caused when a cyclist has been involved in an accident.

If you have scarring due to a cycle accident, call our specialist team of cycle solicitors who will be able to advise you further. Compensation for these injuries vary, dependent upon whether you are male or female, your age, and also the positioning and prominence of the scarring.

Knee injuries

Knee injuries occur when the cyclist hits the ground.

Again, it is important that you see your GP immediately in order for them to x-ray your knee injury.

Psychological injuries

A cyclist who is involved in an accident can develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Specific Phobia of ever riding a bike again.

These symptoms are usually found when persons suffer from nightmares, flashbacks and avoid riding a bike again.

Depression can be caused when the injured party has suffered serious injuries which has caused pain, and as a consequence have been unable to work.


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Case Studies

Our team at What’s My Claim Worth have recently acted for a cyclist who was knocked off his bicycle when the driver of a postal van opened his door into the path of the cyclist. The man and his two witnesses had provided us with evidence that the driver had parked his van just after a sharp bend on a country road.

The Postman also provided evidence with his witnesses, and said that our client had slipped on leaves due to cycling too fast. We issued court proceedings and we were able to confirm that the Postman’s evidence was weak.

We used the GP’s printouts which showed our client was not cycling too fast, and the witness evidence from two of our client’s friends showed that our client was an extremely competent cyclist and that his version of events was far more plausible than the defendant’s.

As a result, we recovered £1,800 worth of damages for our client.

Have you suffered a personal injury caused by a a cycling accident?

For an expert legal assessment of your case, please contact us on freephone 0800 025 0000. A Solicitor is waiting for you call.


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About Brake- The Road Safety Charity

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Brake is a road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaigns, community education, a Fleet Safety Forum, practitioner services, and by coordinating the UK’s flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Brake is funded by donations from and fundraising by individuals, groups, schools and companies, and through grants. Find out about our supporters and how you can help below.

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