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Have you been injured or affected by a cycling accident? Grieves Solicitors can offer you the help and support you need.

Cycling accidents are becoming more and more frequent, in fact, cyclists are now known to be among one of the foremost vulnerable road users. When you compare cycling to motor vehicle accidents, per billion vehicles miles, 1,011 pedal cyclists are killed or seriously injured, in comparison to 26 car drivers. So if you've experienced any sort of injury as a result of a cycling incident, you could have a possible compensation claim against the opposite party concerned.

If you have been injured in any way due to an accident on a bike where someone else is to blame, you have the right to claim for rehabilitation, medical bills, earnings lost, damaged property etc.

There are several factors that are taken into consideration when we work to determine the quantity of compensation that should be awarded to a claimant. The main factors that need to be considered as a nature of the accident is the level of seriousness in regards to the injuries received by the victim as a result. As in the UK there are nearly 15,000 incidents a year where the victim has been slightly injured compared to just over 100 incidents involving a fatality. However, the court can also take into account a number of variables that would be associated with the accident, for example, if the cyclist was partly to blame.

Compensation awarded will vary depending on the injuries caused and the level of severity and the circumstances. Grieves Solicitors are specialist personal injury solicitors and have a great deal of experience in dealing with cycling accidents compensation claims.

Average Bicycle Accident Compensation Claim Amounts

Compensation Amounts For Injuries To The Head:

Head Injury following Cycling Accident

Very Serious: £214,300 - £307,000

Serious: £11,600 - £214,300

Moderate: £1,600 - £9,700

Injury to Eyes following Bicycle Accident

Very Serious: £80,500 - £204,200

Serious: £6,900 - £50,000

Moderate: £1,650 - £6,700

Injury to Ears following Bicycle Accident

Very Serious: £68,950 - £107,500

Serious: £23,850 - £34,650

Moderate: £5,300 - £34,650

Injury to Face following Cycling Accident

Very Serious: £13,700 - £74,500

Serious: £1,770 - £28,950

Moderate: £1,290 - £2,670

Compensation Amounts for Injuries to the Upper Body through Cyclist Accident

Neck Injury following Cycling Accident

Very Serious: £34,570 - £112,800

Serious: £29,300 - £42,500

Moderate: £1,850 - £6,050

Back Injury as a results of a Cycling Accident

Very Serious: £29,450 - £122,300

Serious: £9,450 - £29,500

Moderate: £300 - £9,450

Shoulder Injury due to Bicycle Accident

Very Serious: £9,750 - £36,450

Serious: £6,050 - £9,750

Moderate: £300 - £6,050

Hip & Pelvis Injury following cyclist accident

Very Serious: £29,800 - £99,550

Serious: £9,550 - £29,850

Moderate: £3,000 - £9,580

Compensation Amounts for Injuries to Arms and Hands following a Cycling Accident

Arm Injury due to Bicycle Accident

Very Serious: £73,050 - £228,050

Serious: £29,750 - £99,450

Moderate: £5,000 - £29,750

Elbow Injury following Bicycle Accident

Very Serious: £29,450 - £122,300

Serious: £9,450 - £29,500

Moderate: £300 - £9,450

Hand Injury because of Cycling Accident

Very Serious: £9,750 - £36,450

Serious: £6,050 - £9,750

Moderate: £300 - £6,050

Wrist Injury following a Cycling Accident

Very Serious: £18,600 - £45,450

Serious: £5,600 - £18,620

Moderate: £2,650 - £3,550

Finger Injury due to Cycling Accident

Very Serious: £6,750 - £69,050

Serious: £3,000 - £14,255

Moderate: Up to £360

Thumb Injury following Cycling Accident

Very Serious: £9,550 - £12,740

Serious: £3,050 - £9,550

Moderate: Up to £1,680

Compensation Amounts for Injuries to Lower Body:

Leg Injury because of Cylcing Accident

Very Serious: £74,450 - £214,300

Serious: £21,050 - £103,200

Moderate: £1,850 - £19,850

Knee Injury due to Cyclist Accident

Very Serious: £39,600 - £73,120

Serious: £19,850 - £32,990

Moderate: £4,600 - £19,950

Ankle Injury following Cyclist Accident

Very Serious: £38,000 - £52,995

Serious: £23,850 - £38,000

Moderate: £10,400 - £20,150

Achilles Injury because of Bicycle Accident

Very Serious: Up to £29,250

Serious: £23,850 - £38,000

Moderate: £10,400 - £20,150

Foot Injury due to Bicycle Accident

Very Serious: £63,820 - £153,250

Serious: £19,000 - £53,150

Moderate: £5,520 - £16,050

Toe Injury due to Bicycle Accident

Very Serious: £23,750 - £42,650

Serious: £7,300 - £16,050

Moderate: £4,200 - £7,300

The level of compensation you are eligible to claim when involved in a cycling accident will depend on a range of factors, including:

  • The severity of the injury
  • Treatment given and expected future treatment
  • Changes in physical and mental ability
  • Level of suffering and pain
  • Earnings lost as a result of the accident through recovery time and ability to return to work
  • Damages caused to property

At Grieves Solicitors, our team has years of expertise in the area of cycling accidents, in fact our own team member, Rogan Ashton, who is an experienced personal injury solicitor, is a member of Ilkley Cycling Club. With that being said, he is very familiar with the sport of cycling and recognises all the risks and dangers involved when on a bicycle.

When making a claim for compensation due to a cycling accident, medical records may have to be obtained from medical experts in the relevant fields, in order to determine the injuries sustained at the time. This may take a long time depending on the severity of the injury. The more serious injuries can take anything up to 12 months after the accident for the medical report to be obtained. Your injuries will be valued in accordance to the final medical report obtained.

With cycling accidents occuring in the thousands, its very important to seek advice and support if you have been involved in a cycling accident as you could be eligible to make a claim and receive a payout for your incident. Over 18,000 incidents occurred in 2016 involving cyclists, and just over 3,000 of those incidents were categorised as serious injury cases. We can help support you and provide you with the help you deserve.

The most common cycling accidents include the following:

  • Motorist emerging into the path of a cyclist
  • Motorist turning into the path of a cyclist
  • Cyclist riding into the path of a motor vehicles, often riding off the pathway
  • Cyclist and motorists going straight ahead
  • Cyclist turning right off a major road and from a minor road
  • Child cyclist playing or riding too fast

It’s important to understand that it’s possible that when a claim is made that this could go to court and then trial.

You can contact Grieves expert personal injury solicitors immediately to start a claim or for general enquiries about cycling accident compensation claims. If you or a member of your family has been affected by a cycling accident and has suffered serious injury because of this, you may be entitled to some compensation.

Start your bicycle compensation claim today and get in contact with Grieves solicitors by calling 0800 0747 644 or fill out our online contact form and one of our expert personal injury solicitors will get in contact shortly.