Do you have a Cycling Accident Claim?
What’s My Claim Worth has extensive experience dealing with cycle accident claims. We have a specialist team 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% to 90% of cycling accidents go 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 cycling accidents to the police.
If you have been involved in a cycling 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.
Was the accident caused by a negligent or reckless road user?
If you are a cyclist and you have been injured then you may be eligible to claim for cycling accident compensation. What’s My Claim Worth has a team of specialist cycling accident claims solicitors within the road traffic accident team.
Types of Cycling Accident Claims
- Cycling accidents caused by a pedestrian
- Cycling accidents due to poor maintenance of the bike
- Cycling accidents caused by a collision with another vehicle
- Cycling accidents due to the weather conditions/road conditions
These are just some of the types of cycling 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.
Common Injuries Sustained after a Cycling Accident
Head injury due to cycling accident
Research has shown that wearing an appropriate safety helmet when cycling would be expected to prevent a brain injury. It is important to always wear a properly fitted cycling helmet that conforms to the UK safety standard for helmets.
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 and ensure you have working lights on your bike if cycling in the dark.
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.
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 recovery before the cyclist can return to cycling 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.
Dental or facial injuries
Teeth and jaw injuries, along with facial cuts or lacerations are often caused when a cyclist has been involved in an accident.
If you have scarring due to a cycling accident, call our specialist team of solicitors who will be able to advise you further. Compensation for these injuries varies depending on whether you are male or female, your age and the positioning and prominence of the scarring.
Injuries to knees are common in cycling accidents. It is important that you see your GP immediately in order for them to assess your injury and, if necessary, send you for an X-ray.
A cyclist who is involved in an accident can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a specific phobia of ever riding a bike again. They may suffer from nightmares, flashbacks and avoid riding a bike again.
Depression can also be caused when the injured party has suffered serious injuries causing pain, and as a consequence has been unable to work.
How much is a Cycling Accident Claim Worth?
Cycling accident claims can vary in value, depending on the severity of the accident. In a recent case, our team at What’s My Claim Worth 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, we recovered £1,800 in compensation for our client.
Cycling Accident Case Studies from What’s My Claim Worth
- £1,800 compensation after being knocked from cycle on country road
- £14,750 awarded after accident involving vehicle on roundabout
- £12,500 awarded after PTSD symptoms appeared from being knocked from Bike
Dooring and the Law
The term ‘dooring’ or being ‘doored’ is used by cyclists to describe the occurrence of passengers or drivers opening car doors into the path of cyclists who receive such late notice of the door that it causes an accident.
If the driver opens the car door into the path of a cyclist and the cyclist is injured, this claim can be brought against the driver and his insurers.
If a passenger opens a car door, which is the most common situation for bikers, the matter is more problematic because in many cases the insured car driver’s policy will have no liability to pay compensation. A car driver must be insured for accidents caused by or arising out of the use of a motor vehicle.
Cyclists who are hit by a passenger in the course of employment may have a claim against his employer’s insurance policy. Equally, black cabs normally have to release their passenger’s doors before they can exit, and therefore it can be argued that the decision was a joint enterprise.
If you have been involved in an accident where a driver or passenger has opened a car door and knocked you off your bike please do not hesitate to call our team (contact details are below).
How to make a Cycling Accident Claim with What’s My Claim Worth
What’s My Claim Worth specialises in achieving the best outcome for your claim. If you have been involved in a cycling accident, please do not hesitate to contact us on our 24-hour free phone number where you can speak directly to our team who will assist you by taking down all the necessary details.
We understand that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and we will do our best to provide a positive service and strive to achieve appropriate cycling accident compensation for you.
You can use our Claimometer to see how much your cycling accident claim could be worth.
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What’s My Claim Worth lawyers have successfully recovered £1,500 in damages after a cyclist get knocked from bike on country road