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If you have been injured following a crash on your bike or while cycling on the roads or even in cycle lanes, our expert injury & Serious Injury Solicitors can help you.
Both our and your immediate priority will be to attend to your immediate physical well-being, or that of a loved one if you're exploring options following a serious injury to a family member or loved one.
Once immediate health concerns have been assessed and catered for, or unfortunately, if long-term provision for care and support must be investigated and made for the future needs of the injured person, then thoughts rightly should focus on the level of compensation that can be expected following an injury caused through a cycling accident.
Our Bicycle Accident Compensation Calculator may be useful in helping you understand the bracket of 'general damages' that injuries sustained, could be classified at.
Select an area of injury to learn about the levels of compensation that may be available.
Serious brain damage:
£337,000 - £235,790
Moderate brain damage:
£175,000 - £75,900
Minor head injury:
£75,900 - £12,820
£96,800 - £45,840
£45,840 - £4,900
Less severe travel anxiety
£4,900 - £1,290
Total blindness and deafness
Up to £337,700
Loss of sight in one eye
£45,840 - £41,200
Total loss of hearing in one ear
£38,060 - £26,180
Total loss of taste and smell
Up to £32,780
Severe neck injury
£124,030 - £46,810
Moderate neck injury
£46,810 - £11,500
Minor neck injury
£11,500 - £2,050
*New Fixed Tariff Settlements apply to RTA Soft-tissue Claims as of 1/6/21
Severe shoulder injury:
£41,050 - £16,060
Moderate shoulder injury
£16,060 - £6,600
Minor shoulder injury
£6,600 - £1,500
£10,000 - £4,000
Severe back injury
£134,590 - £58,300
Moderate back injury
£58,300 - £23,210
Minor back injury
£23,210 - £1,000
Loss of both arms
£250,800 - £201,300
Severe arm injury
£109,450 - £80,410
Severe elbow injury
£26,790 - £13,090
Total loss of both hands
£168,520 - £117,700
Amputation of index and middle or ring fingers
£75,900 - £51,760
Minor hand injuries
£3,630 - £1000
Severe leg injury
£235,790 - £43,890
Moderate leg injury
£48,390 - £10,530
Less serious leg injury
£10,530 - £3,300
Amputation of both feet
£168,520 - £141,630
Moderate foot injury
£70,210 – £11,050
Minor foot injury
£11,050 - £5,860
Contact an expert personal injury solicitor to confirm your right to claim.
We’ll just need a little more detail about what happened, so we can verify your claim and let you know your options.
Please remember these Injury Compensation Claim Settlement values are provided as guidelines only and are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines surrounding general damages for pain and suffering.
When making a cycling accident & injury claim, calculating the compensation you are expected to receive can be a complex procedure. This is primarily dependent on the severity of your injuries and the influence this has on your immediate and future life.
As with all compensation claims, the process should not be conducted hastily in any way. The full detail surrounding the accident, liability, scale of injuries, financial implications (short and long-term), and lasting healthcare considerations must all be factored into compensation settlements.
On some occasions, it is absolutely necessary to allow the injured person time to recover or time for more accurate assessments by medical professionals to be made in order to suitably quantify the injury fully before the claim is valued. We can then aim to secure the compensation settlement value from the third party responsible for your injury.
The following considerations must receive focus when considering compensation claim settlement amounts:
This is a commonly asked question. However, as each cycling accident claim is unique it is almost impossible to identify how much the claimant will receive at the very outset of any injury claim process.
As highlighted, numerous factors must be taken into account, and each of these areas would be carefully investigated by one of our expert Bicycle Accident Solicitors here at PSR.
The guide below provides provisional 'general' damages compensation values as set out in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) for personal injury claims. General damages are meant to compensate for general pain & suffering caused by the injuries sustained by the cyclist.
Talk to the Cycling Accident Solicitors at PSR today
Soft tissue injury with no lasting issues beyond 1 year following the Injury:
up to £3,800
Complete Recovery after a couple of years:
£3,800 - £7,000
Recovery taking longer than two years but with only Moderate effects
effects are moderate:
£7,000 - £12,000
Serious on-going problems with ongoing pain, or recurring pain, and surgery may be needed:
£12,000 - £22,000
Soft tissue injury with a full recovery within 3 months:
up to £2,150
Soft tissue injury with full recovery up to a year following the accident:
Full recovery between one and two years:
Where recovery takes more than two years but the on-going effects are moderate:
£6,900 - £11,000
Serious on-going problems with ongoing pain, or recurring pain. Surgery may be needed with the possibility of prolapsed discs:
£11,000 - £24,500
Fractures of ribs causing pain for a few weeks only:
up to £3,500
Collapsed lungs with a full recovery:
£2,000 - £4,700
Simple fracture of the forearm:
£5,800 - £17,000
More serious injury with significant disability and without full recovery:
£17,000 - £34,000
Hairline fracture or non-complex break of bones in the lower leg with complete recovery:
up to £10,500
Simple fracture or break of the femur:
£8,000 - £12,500
More serious fracture or serious soft tissue injury, without full recovery:
£16,000 - £24,500
Very serious brain damage
£245,000 - £350,000
£190,000 - £245,000
£37,000 - £190,000
Mild head injury (minimal brain damage)
£1,900 - £11,000
£9,000 - £130,000
Cycling accidents are becoming more and more common in Great Britain. In fact, cyclists are now known to be among the most susceptible road users. Bicycle accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. These can vary in severity, from small scrapes and bruises to broken bones, head and brain injuries, and other serious injuries. Unfortunately, with the increasing number of cyclists on the roads, fatal accidents can occur too.
Being involved in a bicycle accident is an extremely upsetting experience and can cause life-long injuries. Not only are some people left less active and less confident as a result of being involved in a cycling accident, where extreme injuries are sustained you may also have been reliant on your loved ones or healthcare professionals.
The amount of people cycling in Great Britain is increasing annually. Whilst these numbers are positive for the environment and great for cycling as a sport, unfortunately, cyclists in this country are still very much vulnerable road users.
According to The National Travel Survey, around 8% of the population aged 5 and over, cycle three or more times a week. This calculates to approximately 5.1 million people regularly cycling.
We can’t stop accidents from happening, but we are experts in dealing with cycling accident claims for compensation and we will support you and your family throghout the process, usually on a no win no fee basis.
In the UK there are nearly 15,000 incidents a year where an injury occurs to cyclists with just over 100 incidents involving a fatality.
NHS data suggests that more than 40% of cyclists involved in an accident suffered from head injuries, ranging from serious skull fractures to minor cuts and concussion.
Statistics taken from The Department for Transport Casualty Report identify the main contributing factors for cycling accidents:
Common causes of road cycle accidents involve nearside junctions and roundabouts, motor vehicles pulling out from driveways, vehicle doors opening into the path of the cyclist, vehicles pulling out of queuing traffic, and the collision that can potentially cause the most serious injuries in our experience is when cyclists have been hit from behind.
Nearly half of all the cycle accidents we deal with occur at junctions. Whilst just a small percentage occur in the dark and even fewer occur on wet surfaces. In more cases than not, cycling road accidents can be avoided and regularly are the fault of the vehicle driver, not the cyclist.
Cycle lane accidents often take place when vehicles other than bicycles use the cycle lanes or where an obstruction is found in the cycle lane. Although cycle lanes are clearly marked as to be used by cyclists only, they are commonplace for accidents to take place. It could be that car drivers use cycling lanes for overtaking other vehicles or they are using the lane as a place to temporarily stop whilst dropping off passengers. This in turn can cause cyclists to swerve into the path of other road users.
Potholes can cause problems for any road user but are a major hazard for cyclists, in particular. One of the issues with claiming for injury following an accident to a cyclist caused by a pothole is in the definition of what constitutes a pothole. The deciding factor is in the depth of the hole in the road surface.
We all know that accidents will happen when children are involved. We can all accept a fall off a bike and a bruise somewhere as an unrelated accident, but when a more serious accident takes place because of someone else’s carelessness and negligence resulting in your child being seriously hurt, you will want justice to be done.
Making a claim for compensation on behalf of your child is not dissimilar from making a claim that you have suffered. You will be required to act on your child’s behalf if they are under the age of 18 and the settlement claim that is awarded will be invested by the court until your child reaches their 18th Birthday.
At PSR solicitors, we are fully aware of the dangers that roundabouts present to cyclists. Roundabouts are a common location for accidents for all road users and for this reason, they can present a serious hazard to cyclists.
We have previously represented many competitive cyclists and have been involved in a number of claims made by those involved in a coaching role and training athletes. We are fully aware of the implications that a cycling accident can have on training and performance.
You can call us free now on 0800 0209 167 or complete the contact form below and one of our team of road traffic accident claims solicitors will be happy to speak to you in confidence to discuss your queries.
As our ”No Win No Fee” promise implies, in most situations, we will be able to support your case in this way. Rest assured that there are no upfront charges if you decided to proceed with PSR, and if you are unsuccessful with your claim and there is no award given to compensate you for your injuries, you will not have to worry about any legal costs as you will not have to pay anything.
PSR is a leading team of Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Serious Injury Lawyers in Cheshire. Talk to us today if you have been injured and feel you are entitled to Compensation.
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