How To Make Cycling Accident Claims | No Win No Fee

By Stephen Kane. Last Updated 14th February 2024. Have you been injured because of a cycling accident that was caused by negligence on the part of someone else? If so, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. As long as your injury was caused by negligence on the part of another person or party, you could be entitled to claim. Trust our advisors to provide you with the right solicitor to handle your claim. Whether the cause of your injuries was negligent driving on the part of a motorist, negligent upkeep or management of the road or something else, you could be owed a compensation payment.

Call Advice to find the right personal injury lawyer to handle your personal injury claim. We are an established and respected personal injury claims advice service, that can provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer from our panel to handle your claim. The personal injury solicitors from our panel have years of experience handling claims for people wrongfully injured in road traffic accidents, and will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

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We offer a free personal injury claims consultation to all of our potential clients. Call us today to talk about your cycling accident injuries and if you are entitled to claim. We will estimate what your bicycle accident settlement amount in the UK could be and provide you with an excellent solicitor from our panel to handle your claim. Call us on 0161 696 9685 to begin your bike accident claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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Who Can Make Cycling Accident Claims?

If you would like to receive compensation and make a personal injury claim for a bike accident, you must be able to prove that you meet the eligibility criteria. This is:

  •       Another road user owed you a duty of care.
  •       This duty was breached.
  •       The breach resulted in your injuries.

The Road Traffic Act 1988 sets the duty of care that road users owe to each other. Per their duty of care, they must navigate the roads in a way that prevents injury and damage to themselves and others. As part of this duty, road users are expected to adhere to the relevant rules and regulations from the Highway Code. The rules for cyclists are found in sections 59-82.

Later in this guide, we look at what evidence you could submit to support your bicycle accident compensation claim.

If you have any questions about bicycle accident settlement amounts, please get in touch with one of the advisors from our team.

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How Could A Cycling Accident Occur?

Cyclists are considered to be vulnerable road users. According to Rule 204 in the Highway Code, they require extra care, with rules 211-213 stating how vehicle drivers can take extra care around cyclists.

Failure to follow these rules can result in cycling accidents. Examples include:

  • Vehicle drivers failing to see a cyclist. For example, a driver may pull out of a junction without first checking to see if a bike rider will cross their path. Drivers should also check mirrors and blind spots when changing lanes or directions.
  • Turning into a junction in a manner that causes a cyclist cycling straight ahead to swerve.
  • Not giving cyclists enough space. Vehicles should give them at least as much space as they would when overtaking a car.

Additionally, a bike rider may suffer a cycling injury in a hit and run accident. They may also sustain injuries in a car dooring incident. This is when a driver or passenger of a vehicle hits an oncoming cyclist with their car door due to not checking if it was clear or safe to open their door.

A member of our advisory team can answer any questions you may have about cycling accident claims. Get in touch to discuss your cycling accident using the details at the top of the page.

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How Much Compensation Are Bicycle Accident Claims Worth?

If you have valid grounds to claim for cycling accident injuries, then you may have questions about how much compensation you may receive if your case succeeds. Compensation payouts for bicycle accidents vary on a case-by-case basis.

All successful claimants will receive general damages as part of their compensation settlement. This head of claim compensates you for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you.

Legal professionals may use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help them when valuing this head of claim. It is a document that assigns compensation guidelines for various injuries. For the table below, we have taken some of the amounts listed in the 16th edition of the JCG.

Please only use it as a guide, and please note that the first entry is not reflected in the JCG.

Judicial College Guidelines Compensation Brackets

InjuryComments Amount
Multiple Serious Injuries + Special DamagesMultiple serious injuries combined with serious financial losses, such as lost earnings.Up to £1,000,000+
Very Severe Head InjuryThere is little to no response to the surrounding environment and little to no language function, paired with double incontinence and a need for round-the-clock professional care.£282,010 to £403,990
Minor Brain and Head InjuryAny brain damage will have been minimal. Factors such as ongoing headaches, severity of the initial injury and the recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.£2,210 to £12,770
Severe Pelvis and Hip Injuries (i)Extensive pelvis fractures that could include a ruptured bladder and dislocation of a low back joint, or resulting in spondylolisthesis of a low back joint, necessitating spinal fusion. There will also be lasting disabilities, such as sexual dysfunction and a lack of bladder and bowel control. £78,400 to £130,930
Moderate Knee Injuries (i)This could include torn meniscus or cartilage or dislocation. The result will be wasting, weakness, minor instability and other similar mild disabilities. £14,840 to £26,190
Moderate Foot InjuriesA permanent deformity with continuing symptoms due to a displaced metatarsal fracture.£13,740 to £24,990
Moderate Hand InjuriesSoft tissue injuries, deep lacerations, crush injuries and penetrating wounds.£5,720 to £13,280
Moderate Shoulder InjuriesLimited shoulder movement with discomfort that last for around 2 years due to a frozen shoulder.£7,890 to £12,770
Minor to Moderate Elbow InjuriesInjuries that do not cause permanent damage. This could include simple breaks, lacerations and tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.Up to £12,590
Minor Back Injuries (i)A disc prolapse, strain, sprain or soft tissue injury that fully recovers within 2-5 years without needing surgery.£7,890 to £12,510

For more advice on compensation for bicycle accident claims, or a more precise payout estimate that reflects the circumstances of your case, contact our advisors for free.

What Types Of Damages Can A Cycle Accident Claim Include?

Following a successful claim for a bicycle accident, your compensation settlement may include general and special damages.

In cycle claims, general damages compensate you for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you, as well as how it has impacted your quality of life. This includes both mental and physical injuries. All successful claimants receive compensation for general damages.

It is important to note that following successful bicycle accident claims, payouts will vary from case to case. This is because how much compensation you could receive will be affected by the accident circumstances. To help you gain a clearer idea of how much you could receive, you can refer to our table in the section above.

Any of the financial losses you have suffered due to your injury could be compensated with special damages. Some of the things you could claim for under special damages include:

  • A loss of past and future earnings.
  • Travel costs.
  • Home adaptations.
  • Medical expenses.

You should provide evidence of these losses to help support your claim, such as bank statements and payslips.

Contact our advisors today if you have any questions about making a claim for a cycle accident. Or, read on to learn more about cycling claims.

Claiming For A Cycling Or Bike Accident – Do I Need Evidence?

An important step in the bicycle injury claims process is collecting evidence. Evidence is essential for a number of reasons, as it can help strengthen your claim, and demonstrate important accident circumstances, such as who is liable for your injuries, and illustrate how your injuries have affected your life.

Some examples of evidence that you could use when making a claim for a cycling accident include:

  • Photographs: Photographs of both your injuries and the accident site can be helpful, as they can illustrate the severity of the accident.
  • Medical records: Your medical records can offer more insight into your injuries and the treatment you have received and will need in the future.
  • Video footage: Dashcam footage or CCTV footage of your accident could demonstrate how the accident occurred, as well as who was at fault.
  • Witness contact details: Taking the contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident means that their statements can be taken by a professional later.
  • Financial records: Bank statements, invoices, and receipts can help illustrate how your injuries have affected your financial situation.

If you fail to provide the correct evidence then the defendant may seek to argue a split liability, meaning that they wish for you to share some of the blame for the accident.

One benefit of working with a solicitor when making a claim for a cycling accident is that they can help you gather the evidence needed to build a strong case. Contact our team today to learn more about accident claims.

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What Are No Win No Fee Cycling Accident Claims?

If you are eligible to make a compensation claim for cycling injuries, one of the personal injury lawyers on our panel could help you with your claim. They have lots of experience helping claimants with valid cases receive bicycle accident claim payouts. If one of them agrees to take on your case, they may offer to represent you under a type of No Win No Fee agreement called a Conditional Fee Agreement.

When claiming with a solicitor under this arrangement, you will not be expected to pay them any upfront or ongoing fees for their work. Furthermore, if your cycling accident claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay them for their services.

However, if your claim is successful, you will pay the solicitor working on your case a success fee. This is a legally capped percentage deducted from your compensation award.

For more information on making a claim with a solicitor, or for additional bicycle accident claim tips, you can contact our advisors.

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Why Make A No Win No Fee Cycling Accident Claim With Us?

If you have been injured because of a cycling accident, you may be owed compensation, depending on how the bicycle accident happened. Trust Advice to provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. The solicitors on our panel have experience helping victims of accidents like you claim compensation for accidents that were not their fault, and they will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed.

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  • Contact us by calling us on 0161 696 9685, using our online contact form, or messaging the live chat below.
  • Our expert advisors will review the success of your claim.
  • If you are eligible, we can connect you with a solicitor from our panel to help you make a claim.

Call today to see how much compensation you could receive for your bicycle accident claim and how one of the personal injury lawyers from our panel could help you. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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