Am I eligible to make a cycling accident compensation claim?
We know that the idea of claiming bicycle accident compensation can seem complicated, but with us it isn’t.
Our customer charter means we’re committed to making your compensation claim as simple and straightforward as possible. We created our three-step check as a way for you to check if you're likely to have a bike accident claim before you call us.
- Did your cycling accident happen in the last three years?
- Was your accident someone else’s fault?
- Did your cycling accident result in an injury?
If you answered 'yes' to all three questions, it’s likely we can help you make a claim for your bicycle accident. You can start your claim now by completing our claim online form here.
If you’re ready to speak to us about your experience, you can also give us a call onfor free.
Why should I claim for my cycle accident?
It’s likely that your injury has had some effect on your life. It may be that you’ve had to take time off work to rest and recover. Perhaps you're also now more anxious about cycling a certain route, or cycling at all. Maybe your bike was damaged beyond repair.
If you make a bicycle accident claim, any effect that your accident and injury have had on your life will be taken into account when your solicitor calculates the compensation you should receive.
For example, you are entitled to seek compensation to recover the lost earnings you might have suffered, or to cover the costs of damage to your property. You’re also entitled to compensation for the pain and trauma your accident has caused you.
What happens when I start my claim?
When you call us to begin your claim, we’ll ask you some questions about your accident and your injury. At this point, it’s useful to have dates of your accident and details of any medical treatment you’ve received to hand. We can take estimated dates if you don’t have the exact dates.
During your call, we’re here to help you find out if you have a valid claim.
If we think you do have a valid cycling accident claim, we’ll let you know on the call and ask your permission to transfer you to one of our solicitor firms.
Your solicitor will have experience working with cycling accidents. They will be on hand throughout your claim, negotiating on your behalf and keeping you up to date on the progress of your claim.
You can read more about the claims process here.
How much compensation could I receive?
The amount of compensation you could receive for your cycling accident depends on a number of factors.
When your specialist solicitor negotiates your cycling compensation claim, they’ll consider:
- The type of injury you’ve suffered
- How long it will take for you to recover fully from your injury, or injuries
- Whether you’ll need any further treatment to help you recover
- Any time off work you’ve taken as a result of the injury, resulting in loss of earnings
- Any damage to your property, such as the cost to replace your bicycle or to get it fixed
- In some serious cases, they’ll consider any adaptations you’ll need to make to your life or home
To help you understand how much your compensation claim might be worth, we’ve created a compensation calculator.
Our calculator asks you questions about your accident and injury and provides an estimated figure of how much compensation you could receive if you were to make a claim with us.
You can try our industry leading compensation calculator here.
Types of cycle accident claims
We have 22 years’ experience working with personal injury claims. That means we have the experience to help you make a successful compensation claim, whatever the setting of your cycle accident, as long as it was somebody else’s fault.
Below are some examples of cycle accident claims. If you’ve been injured in a biking accident that isn’t listed, it’s likely we can still help you. You can call us onto discuss your compensation claim. Or you can complete the form below with your contact details, and we’ll call you back.
Bike accidents involving another vehicle
As a cyclist, you share the road with cars, vans and lorries. Unfortunately, cyclists, like yourself, are often injured in road accidents involving other vehicles.
If your accident was caused by another road user, and you were injured as a result, you could make a compensation claim against the driver of the other vehicle.
In this type of cycle accident claim, your compensation will be paid by the other driver’s insurance.
Hit and run cycle accident claims
If you’ve been injured by another road user who didn’t stop afterwards to check you were okay and leave their details, you can still make a compensation claim.
Where possible, the driver of the other vehicle will be traced and made to pay you the compensation you deserve. They may also face legal action for failing to stop to see if you were okay.
If the driver can’t be found, or is uninsured, we can still help you receive compensation. In this type of bike accident claim, your compensation will be paid by the Motor Insurer’s Bureau.
Bike accidents caused by poor road conditions
If your injury was caused by poor road conditions, such as uneven surfaces or potholes, you could make a compensation claim against the people responsible for maintaining the road conditions.
Local councils and the Highways Agency have a duty of care to keep all roads and pavements maintained to a safe standard. If they’ve failed to do so and you’ve been injured as a result, it’s likely you’ll be entitled to claim compensation for your cycling accident.
Start your claim today
You’re also under no obligation to start your claim when you do call us. You could simply call us to discuss your experience and ask advice. But if we think you have a claim we'll let you know and could put you in contact with a specialist solicitor today.
Alternatively, you can complete our claim online form here, or complete your details below and we’ll call you back.