Cycle Accident Claims
More and more people are taking to the roads on bicycles. With rising petrol costs, London's congestion charge, the desire to be more eco-friendly it's not surprising that there are now over 3 million cyclists in the UK. With more cyclists on our road there are bound to be more accidents on our roads, in fact there are thousands. Most accidents are a result of negligence of other road users mainly the drivers of other vehicles.
If you are a pedal cyclist and are one of the unlucky ones to have been injured on the road you could be entitled to claim compensation. Like any other accident claim, to be successful in claiming compensation we need to prove that the accident wasn't caused by your own negligence.
How much accident compensation will I receive for my injuries?
The amount of money you receive is different for every claim. There are guidelines that will be followed and depending on the severity of your injuries and the type of injuries will make a deciding factor in the overall amount. You will be advised once initial evidence has been collected as to the likely level of compensation for your cycle accident claim.
Some general damage awards are below. The amount varies due to the severity of the injury and the time it took to recover.
- A simple forearm fracture: £3,800 to £11,200
- Loss part of a little finger: £2,300 to £3,450
- Severe crushed big toe: £8,150 to £11,200
- A simple nose fracture: £1,000 to £1,400
- Spleen Injury: £2,550 to £15,250
- Knee Injury: £8,150 to £56,000
- Ankle Injury: £3,300 to £40,750
- Elbow Injury: £7,375 to £32,000
- Leg Injury: £5,350 to £79,000
In addition to your damages award you will also receive money back for any expenses you incurred as a result of the accident. This could include a replacement bike or repairs to your bike, any damage clothing, loss of earning and other expenses such as bus fair or medical costs.
Here at Help With Your Claim we can help you get the compensation settlement you deserve. We are experts in dealing with cycle accidents and specialise in UK road accident law. We will deal with each claim professionally and efficiently.
If you want some independent advice on your cycle accident claim prospects please contact us today.