Motorcycle Accident & Injury Compensation Claims
How much compensation can you claim following a Motorcycle Accident?
Our motorbike accident compensation calculator will help you to understand the compensation available.
You may be able to claim compensation if you were involved in an accident that was not your fault.
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.
Motorcycle accident compensation amounts are calculated using 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
Have you been injured or affected by a motorbike bike accident?
Our specialist motorbike accident solicitors are experienced in dealing with a range of cases, including serious injury and fatal motorbike accident claims, so you’re in good hands.
Grieves Solicitors can offer support and advice in order to ensure you get the help you deserve.
How often do motorbike accidents occur?
Motorbike accidents are becoming far more common.
You are around 38x more likely to be killed as a result of a road collision as a motorcyclist than if you were driving a car.
In fact, on average, 30 motorcyclists are killed or injured every day at road junctions. Despite statistics improving year on year and protective clothing being worn, sadly, motorcycle injury claims are still very common.
Past statistics show that whilst motorcyclists only represent around 1% of traffic, they account for up to 20% of the accidents caused on our roads.
Studies show that there are 3 basic motorbike crash types:
- Right of way violation accidents; Failure to yield at a three-way intersection.
- Loss of control at bends at speed; Driving at an uncontrollable speed and therefore losing control.
- Overtaking / filtering accidents; Causing an accident due to Impatience, tiredness, carelessness.
Fatal accidents are often caused on the road by the motorcycle running off the road, more often than not, late at night or at weekends.
Motorcyclists may be injured as a result of losing control on diesel spills. If you have been injured from an oil spill you could be eligible to make a claim, if the negligence of an untraceable road user led to the spillage. This is generally due to overfilling a tank or failing to secure the fuel tank.
If you have been affected or injured due to a motorbike accident or road collision and want to find out more about how our specialist solicitors can help you claim compensation, get in touch today.
What are the compensation amounts for motorbike accidents?
The Grieves Solicitors motorbike accident compensation calculator figures are solely for guidance and advice only and should not be relied on.
Motorbike Accident Compensation Amounts
Compensation for Paralysis Injuries from a Motorbike Accident
Quadriplegia: £262,350 - £340,000
Paraplegia: £180,000 - £240,000
Impotence from a Motorbike Accident
Impotence in young males: £116,000 - £128,000
Impotence in middle aged males with children: £34,000 - £65,000
Compensation Amounts for Sterility from a Motorbike Accident
Severe case for young males: £92,950 - £136,950
Moderate case: £14,520 - £29,700
Minor to moderate case in older males: £13,800- £15,180
Injury to Hip & Pelvis from a Motorbike Accident
Severe: £63,360 - £105,875
Moderate (including dislocations or impotence): £21,505 - £31,625
With leg instability, hip replacement: £10,175 - £21,505
With some permanent disability: £3,190 - £10,175
Minor to moderate: £2,900 - £3,190
Compensation Amounts for Leg Injuries from a Motorbike Accident
Leg amputation: £194,700 - £227,975
Below-knee Amputation of Both Legs: £162,800 - £218,350
Above-knee Amputation of One Leg: £84,700 - £111,100
The Most Serious Injuries short of Amputation: £77,825 - £110,000
Serious leg injuries: £44,330 - £68,365
With multiple fractures, limited movements: £22,440 - £31,680
Fractures with incomplete recovery: £13,200 - £14,520
Simple fractures: £7,370 - £11,385
Knee Injuries from a Motorbike Accident
Severe, with disruption of the joint: £56,375 - £77,770
Moderate, permanent injury: £42,130 - £56,375
With some instability or deformity: £11,900 - £21,500
With dislocation, torn cartilage, wasting: £7,500 - £13,500
Minor injuries: £1,000 - £7,500
Ankle Injuries from a Motorbike Accident
Severe with deformity and degeneration: £25,000 - £35,000
Moderate with some instability: £16,000 - 25,000
With ligamentous tears, metal work, scarring: £6,500 - £13,500
Minor undisplaced fractures, some scarring: £1,000 - £6,500
Achilles Tendon from a Motorbike Accident
Severe with restriction of movement: £18,500 - £20,000
Serious with some limitation of movement: £12,500 - £15,500
Moderate with no significant disability: £7,500 - £9,000
Minor soft tissue: £1,000 - £5,000
Compensation for Foot Injuries from a Motorbike Accident
Amputation of Both Feet: £85,000 - £100,000
Amputation of One Foot: £42,000 - £55,000
Severe foot injury with permanent disability: £42,000 - £55,000
Severe foot injury with significant mobility restriction: £23,000 - £34,000
Serious foot injury with multiple operations: £12,500 - £20,000
With displaced fractures some deformity: £6,750 - £12,500
Simple fractures, puncture wounds: £3,000 - £ 6,750
All Toes Amputated: £18,500 - £28,250
Big Toe Amputated: £14,000 - £15,000
Injury Short of Amputation: £6,750 - £14,000
Toe Fracture: £1,000 - £6,750
What is the process for claiming compensation?
When making a claim for compensation due to a motorcycling 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 level of the injuries. 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.
It’s important to understand that when a compensation claim, the case could go to court and then trial.
Contact Grieves Solicitors
You can contact Grieves expert personal injury solicitors immediately to start a motorbike accident claim or for general enquiries about motorbike accident compensation claims on 0800 0747 644.
As expert road traffic accident solicitors, Grieves regularly helps the victims of serious injury claims. If you or a member of your family has been affected by a motorbike accident and has suffered serious injury because of this, you may be entitled to some compensation.