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Cycling Accident Compensation Calculator for Bicycle Injury Claim Settlement Values

If you have been injured following a crash on your bike or while cycling on the roads or cycle lanes, our expert 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.

Immediate health concerns should be assessed and catered for, or unfortunately, long-term provision for care and support must be investigated and made for the future needs of the injured person. Only then, thoughts rightly should focus on the level of compensation that can be expected following an injury caused through a cycling accident.

We have successfully recovered substantial levels of compensation for cyclists whose lives have been devastated by serious bicycle accidents and for the families of those tragically killed whilst cycling.

Our main priority is on getting you all the support you need throughout your recovery, including the best medical care and rehabilitation. We will then pursue a financial package sufficient for your full range of needs, and where possible getting you back on your bike.

Our Bicycle Accident Compensation Calculator may be useful in helping you understand the bracket of 'general damages' that injuries sustained, could be classified at.

If you have been injured in a cycling accident you may be looking for free legal advice on how much compensation your claim is worth. Contact us today to talk to one of our fully qualified personal injury solicitors. 

Cycling Injury & Bicycle Accident Claim Compensation Values

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Neck Injuries (Soft Tissue) caused by a Cycling Accident

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

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Back Injuries (Soft Tissue) resulting from a Cycling injury

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:

up to £3,800

Full recovery between one and two years:

£3,800 - £7,000

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

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Chest Injuries sustained in a Bicycle Accident

Fractures of ribs causing pain for a few weeks only:

up to £3,500

Collapsed lungs with a full recovery:

£2,000 - £4,700

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Cycling Accident Arm Injuries 

Simple fracture of the forearm:

£5,800 - £17,000

More serious injury with significant disability and without full recovery:

£17,000 - £34,000

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Cycling accident Leg Injuries 

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

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Brain Injury following a Serious Cycling accident

Very serious brain damage
£245,000 - £350,000

Reasonably severe
£190,000 - £245,000

£37,000 - £190,000

Mild head injury (minimal brain damage)
£1,900 - £11,000

£9,000 - £130,000

Compensation Guide

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.

Contact our Cycling Accident Injury Claims Experts

Paul Rossiter

Paul Rossiter

Managing Director

Richard Layfield

Richard Layfield

Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury

Mark House

Mark House

Solicitor - Head of Litigation

Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine Simpson


How Is Bicycle Accident Claims & Cyclist Injury Compensation Calculated?

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. They may also need time for more accurate assessments by medical experts and 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.

What Factors Affect Bicycle Accident Compensation Payouts?

The following considerations must receive focus when considering compensation claim settlement amounts:

  • The seriousness of the injury
  • The time needed for recovery, when possible
  • Amount of pain and suffering experienced
  • Changes in the state of physical and mental ability
  • Treatments provided and any expected treatment in the future
  • All treatment costs and travel expenses
  • Possibility of returning to work and in what capacity
  • Other financial costs (including damages to your bicycle and equipment) and losses including loss of earnings.


How much compensation can you expect for an Injury in a Cycling Accident?

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 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.

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How frequent are Cycling Accidents?

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. We will support you and your family throughout 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.


What Are Some Common Causes Of Cyclist Injury?

Statistics taken from The Department for Transport Casualty Report identify the main contributing factors for cycling accidents:

  • Failure to look properly
  • Failure to judge other party’s speed or path
  • Careless and reckless driving

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. The collisions that cause the most serious injuries, in our experience with compensation for bicycle accidents, 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 accident claims

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. 

Pothole Claims

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.

Child’s Cycle Accident

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. However, 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. The settlement claim that is awarded will be invested by the court until your child reaches their 18th birthday.

Cycling Accidents on a roundabout 

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.

Sports Cycling Accidents and Claims

 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. 

Making a Cycling Accident Compensation Claim

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 decide to proceed with PSR. 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.

PSR is a leading team of Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Serious Injury Lawyers in Cheshire. We can support cases all around England and Wales. With offices in Colwyn BayEllesmere PortRhylShottonWrexhamWallasey, and Chester, we have been established in the heart of local communities since 2009.

Talk to us today if you have been injured and feel you are entitled to Compensation, or need assistance to start your claim.

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