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If you want to know what level of compensation you may be entitled to following on injury you've sustained while riding your motorcycle, then our Motorbike Accident Compensation Calculator will be of interest.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorbike accident the consequences can range from the relatively minor to those where the injuries are going to have a telling impact on a person's life, and in some cases, there may never be a full-recovery.
Obviously, ensuring physical and mental well-being should be the priority for relatives in the immediate days following the accident. However, whether injuries are minor or very severe, at some point thoughts must turn to seeking compensation for the pain and suffering caused.
Compensation will also help to ensure that the long-term road to recovery is as smooth and structured as possible with the best medical care afforded to the victim.
PSR Solicitors can offer you all the support you need to make a Motorbike Accident Compensation Claim.
When making a motorbike accident injury claim, calculating the compensation you can expect to receive can be a complex procedure. This is initially based on the seriousness of your injuries and the impact your injuries have on your immediate and future life.
Our brief guide to compensation values below will help you understand the range of settlement values associated with different types of motorbike injury claims.
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Soft tissue injury with no lasting issues beyond 1 year following the Motorcycle accident:
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
Settlement values are provided as guidelines only and are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines surrounding general damages for pain and suffering. *New Regulations governing compensation settlement values for 'Soft Tissue Injury (Whiplash) sustained due to a car accident come into force on 016/06/2021
We are expert in Personal Injury Claims. While some firms settle for ease and speed, we work hard to secure the highest possible compensation payouts. Trust our experts.
Paul Rossiter LLB Law
I qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and worked as a Personal Injury Specialist throughout my legal career, dealing with high value serious injury cases obtaining both compensation and rehabilitation for my clients. I was a member of APIL (Association Of Personal injury Lawyers) and recognised by the Law Society as being a Senior Personal Injury Solicitor.
After working in various law firms, both small high street firms and a larger practice in Manchester, I saw a gap in the market for a high quality practice that had the same core high street values of being personable and approachable and combining them with the efficiency and professionalism of a larger practice. PSR Solicitors was therefore established in 2009 and since then PSR Solicitors has provided high quality legal services to local clients throughout North Wales and Cheshire.
I live in Chester with my young family and 2 dogs and enjoy regular holidays along the coast of North Wales and Ibiza.
I have recently been asked to join the board of trustees at Platform For Life, a mental health counselling charity in Chester. Good mental health is the foundation of a more fulfilled, happy and healthy life, yet many families struggle to access the help and support they need to achieve it. Platform for Life offers free local counselling and play therapy for families who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury
Richard Layfield LLB
I've been a Solicitor at PSR Solicitors since March 2013 and am head of Personal Injury throughout the firm as well as having full responsibility for managing the Rhyl office.
I completed both my Law LLB and LPC degrees at Cardiff University, graduating in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Thereafter, I completed my 2-year training contract at a firm based in Cardiff, then I was retained by this firm as a Criminal Defence Solicitor until I decided to relocate up to North Wales.
As an experienced personal injury and civil litigation Solicitor, I represent Claimants in all manner of personal injury case work including injuries as a result of Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work, and Occupiers Liability Accidents. I handle all types off personal injury claims from the minor right through to complex, serious injury claims.
Outside of work I'm a keen rugby fan, who enjoys running and travel.
USUAL LOCATIONS: Shotton Office, Rhyl Office, Ellesmere Port Office, Wallasey Office
Solicitor - Head of Litigation
Mark House LLB
I completed my law degree and legal practice course at Nottingham Law School, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2004. I then worked at a specialist personal injury firm in the East Midlands and a leading regional firm, before joining PSR in 2017.
With PSR I've continued to specialise in acting for Personal Injury claimants and have developed a keen understanding of the procedures and tactics involved in pursuing a claim, as well as the difficulties and concerns faced by people who have suffered as the result of an accident.
Since 2014 I've been proud to help hundreds of people. I've represented the public in all manner of injury claims, including serious orthopaedic injuries, brain damage, and psychological trauma. I was instructed to deal with claims for clients in the aftermath of the Potters Bar rail crash and the Penhallow hotel fire.
In addition, I represent clients in relation to all manner of disputes. I have dealt with professional negligence claims, such as those against solicitors and builders. I have helped clients recover money which is due to them and to dispute invoices which have been sent to them. I have helped business defend claims against them. I have tackled neighbour and boundary disputes.
I live locally to the Colwyn Bay office, and outside of work, I enjoy taking advantage of the coastal and mountain outdoor activities which are available on the doorstep. I'm also heavily involved with an outdoor pursuits charity, which I find an enjoyable and rewarding way of using my free time.
USUAL LOCATIONS: Shotton Office, Wrexham Office, Colwyn Bay Office, Wallasey Office
Jasmine Simpson LLB (Hons)
I joined PSR Solicitors in May 2022 as part of their first cohort of Trainee Solicitors. After being admitted as a Solicitor in August 2023, I joined the firm's Litigation Department.
I completed my Law degree at The University of Liverpool in 2018, then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, Chester.
Outside of work I enjoy making the most of living in North Wales and often spend my weekends on the Llyn Peninsula. I also enjoy going to the gym, skiing holidays and travelling to warmer destinations.
USUAL LOCATIONS: Rhyl Office, Colwyn Bay Office
This is one of the most commonly asked questions, although each motorbike accident claim is almost certainly always different. It is nearly impossible to identify how much the claimant will receive at the point of the initial assessment.
Our team will consider all aspects of your injury and financial loss in detail to determine the total amount of compensation that should be claimed. The main factors to be considered are the severity of the injuries sustained, as well as the financial, physical, and emotional impact the injury has had and will have, on home and work-life.
It is worth noting that when people make compensation claims with PSR solicitors, they often think about how compensation can help with their physical injuries and loss of earnings. However, special damages such as the psychological impact of your accident will also be considered when putting together your injury claim.
PSR Solicitors are specialist Motorbike Accident Claim Solicitors and have a long-standing successful track record in settling a varied range of motorbike accident compensation claims.
Statistics suggest that motorbike accidents are becoming far more common in the UK.
On average, 30 motorbike accidents occur every day, resulting in fatalities of the motorcycle rider or injuries of all types. These range from minor injury to life-changing injuries from which there will never be a full recovery.
The Department for Transport reports there were 349 reported road fatalities by motorbike users in 2017. To put this into perspective, you are more likely to be killed as a result of a road accident as a motorcyclist than if you were driving a car by 40 times. Recent statistics highlight that whilst motorcyclists only represent approximately 1% of traffic, they account for up to 20% of the accidents caused on our roads.
Fatal accidents often occur late at night or at weekends and generally involve the motorcycle veering off the road, but motorcycle riders can, of course, be involved in a road accident at any time and anywhere. It is also estimated that car drivers are to blame in around two-thirds of all motorbike collisions.
Unfortunately, we cannot stop motorcycle accidents from happening, but we can support you in making a claim for your accident and securing compensation for sustained injuries.
As with all compensation claims, the claims process itself should not be rushed in any way. All circumstances surrounding the incident, liability, and the effects that injuries have on the injured person must be taken into account by our team. With great experience in motorbike accidents, they will be able to reach a satisfactory financial settlement for the compensation claim.
Sometimes it is necessary to allow time before the value of the compensation claim can be accurately understood. Time to allow the injured person to recover to the fullest extent, or time needed to measure the psychological, physical, and financial impact of serious injury where life-changing consequences take shape.
Those injuries that are most severe can have lasting effects on those injured and their families. Only when it is understood how life-changing the injuries may be and what the prospects are for making either a full or limited recovery, is it possible to finalise the compensation settlement value.
As suggested, Motorbike accidents can occur in almost any road situation, but time and time again we see similarities in incidents and events that lead to the injury of a person riding a motorcycle. Negligence of to some degree, of either the rider, other drivers, or pedestrians often plays a part
Failure to follow the Highway Code at a three-way intersection. Filtering, junctions, and crossroads on the UK road system generally involve changing lanes or manoeuvring prove very dangerous for motorcyclists. These are some of the most common Motorbike Accident Claims we receive each year. A lack of awareness from divers of cars or carelessness of an approaching motorcyclist is often to blame, where drivers don’t check their blind-spot or mirrors.
This is when other drivers tend to be negligent surrounding the need to ‘mirror, signal & maneuver'. Failing to do so can put others at risk, and if a collision is caused injuring a motorbike rider, then the rider would be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Damage to a road’s surface can have a much greater impact on motorbike riders than the drivers of any other vehicle. When using two wheels, a poorly maintained surface can easily cause a rider to lose balance or even fall from the bike. If a pothole or sub-standard road surface has caused the accident, you could have a case for claiming compensation from the relevant local authority or private road owner.
This applies when it can be proven that whichever authority is responsible for maintaining road integrity, has neglected their responsibilities. We would always advise those Motorbike riders who have been involved in such an incident, secure as much photographic evidence as is possible surrounding the road surface and damage caused to the motorbike as well.
The depth of the pothole is also important so taking photographs where a ruler is used to provide scale and evidence of the pothole depth is also highly recommended. If the pothole depth is approximately 40mm or more, then it’s worth pursuing a claim.
Anything that makes the road surface slippery or insecure for motorists is a major hazard, but motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable. This could be diesel, oil, or physical obstructions such as brickwork, loose chippings, or any debris left on the road. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving an oil spillage or where any other loose materials are involved, PSR Solicitors can help you claim motorbike accident compensation from the third party responsible.
It is claimed there are over 1 million drivers on the road without insurance, so the probability of being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver can be relatively high. With that said, if your accident was caused by an uninsured or untraceable driver, it is still possible to pursue a claim through the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB). You should speak to one of our motorcycle accident claims experts immediately if you have been involved in a motorbike accident with an uninsured driver.
Loss of control at bends due to speed and driving at an uncontrollable speed resulting in losing control of the motorbike. Overtaking accidents often caused by other parties' careless driving, Impatience, and or even tiredness.
If the cause of a motorcycle accident can be traced back to manufacturing defects you may be able to make a compensation claim against the liable party. However, proving liability will not be easy, and you will need one of our experts to help you determine that the product was at fault, not you as the driver.
Defective helmet design or faults in the manufacturing process could make a helmet more susceptible to failure when it’s protective qualities are needed most. Motorbike Helmet defects could actually cause injuries to be exaggerated if the faulty helmet causes increased pressure to the head or if it offers less protection than it should.
If you believe a defective helmet has failed to protect you or a loved one or has played a role in enhancing the degree of injury. Please do get in touch and discuss your feeling with us.
If a driver or passenger of a parked vehicle suddenly opens a door into the road and a motorbike rider happens to be passing, it can lead to a serious accident. Again, this is primarily down to the carelessness of the person opening the door without due care for other road users.
An accident between a motorcyclist and another motorist can cause very serious injuries or even be fatal. These kinds of accidents are often caused by a lack of care and judgement or dangerous driving.
In most situations, drivers fail to look properly and check for motorcyclists. Incidents with HGVs and other types of larger vehicles are commonly involved in collisions and accidents with motorbikes. In most cases, this is due to the driver finding it difficult to see a motorcyclist in their blind spot(s).
It is possible to make a claim for injury compensation following a motorbike accident yourself if you are able to. Obviously, family, partners or even carers can start the claim process if the injured party is unable to do so. The time limit of 3 year on personal injury compensation claims means that you should seek legal advice regarding your road traffic accident at your earliest convenience.
During the process of working through a motorbike accident compensation claim, medical records will need to be obtained in order to establish the nature of your injuries at the time of the accident and prospects for recovery.
Compensation payouts vary according to the circumstances. With so many factors to consider, it’s almost impossible to state the amount of compensation a person can claim for a motorcycle accident until we have taken a more detailed look at the case.
Each year, hundreds of motorcyclists make successful compensation claims for injuries resulting from many situations. We have real expertise in this area, so please do call us to discuss your situation.
PSR is a leading law firm with Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Serious Injury Lawyers in Cheshire. With offices in Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Rhyl, Shotton, Wrexham, Wallasey, 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.
Motor Cycle Injury Compensation Claim Settlement values above are provided as guidelines only and are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines surrounding general damages for pain and suffering.
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