Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users, meaning that if you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a cyclist, you could be dealing with very serious injuries. Where the accident was caused through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to substantial compensation to help you deal with the consequences for lack of income, your health and wellbeing.
Cycling accident claims can be complicated and are often strongly contested by other road users and their insurers. It is therefore vital that you have the best possible legal representation for the outset. This ensures all of the right evidence can be collected and that your case is presented effectively, so you have the strongest chance of a fair outcome.
Our Personal Injury team has many years of experience handling accident claims for cyclists. We can provide clear, practical guidance through the claims process, helping you to get the compensation you deserve as quickly and with as little stress as possible.
You deserve an exceptional service when dealing with this type of challenging legal situation and we’ll guarantee you the personal attention of a qualified solicitor for every stage of your case. They will be your consistent point of contact throughout the claims process, so you will always know who to turn to if you have a question or need an update.
Cost should never be a barrier to making a claim, so we offer ‘no win, no fee’ deals with a free initial consultation to every client. This means you can explore the possibility of claiming, then take a claim forward if you wish to do so, all without paying a penny unless we secure compensation for you.
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Our expertise with cycling and bike injury claims
With our market-leading legal skills, many years of experience and dedicated approach, we have consistently succeeded with even the most complex and contentious claims, often securing compensation where other personal injury firms have failed to do so.
Our Personal Injury team make very effective use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), allowing us to settle many claims out of court. This not only saves you the stress and uncertainty of court proceedings, it can also get compensation much faster and with lower legal fees.
However, we also have a strong track record of success in pursuing claims through the courts. If a voluntary settlement cannot be reached, we can offer you the hard-headed representation and close personal support you need to get the best available outcome for your circumstances.
Wheelers LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal standards.
Bike injury and cycling accident claims explained
Am I owed compensation for my accident?
To be owed compensation, it must be possible to show that someone else was wholly or partially responsible for your accident.
How much compensation will I get?
This is clearly an important consideration when deciding to make a claim, with the answer depending on the extent of your injuries and your needs. Our personal injury lawyers will work closely with you to make sure all relevant factors are considered, so you can be confident of getting everything to which you are entitled.
Compensation for a bike accident can cover many things, including:
- Loss of income (including future income)
- Paying for treatment (including physiotherapy & counselling)
- Loss of amenity (having to give up activities you previously enjoyed e.g. cycling)
- Pain & suffering
For a general indication of how much your bike accident or cycling injury claim may be worth, please take a look at our handy claims valuation tool.
How long do I have to make a claim?
The standard time limit for any personal injury claim is 3 years, either from the date of the accident or the date when you became aware of your resulting injuries.
However, there are certain circumstances where you may have longer to claim e.g. if the injured party was under 18 at the time or if they have been left without the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.
We will be happy to advise you on the relevant time limit for your circumstances, so please get in touch to find out more.
How do ‘no win, no fee’ bike accident claims work?
We usually work with personal injury clients using Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs), commonly called ‘no win, no fee’ agreements. This means you do not have to pay anything upfront towards our legal fees and will only need to cover those fees if we win compensation for you.
Where we do secure compensation for you, our fees will be based on a percentage of the damages recovered. This means you will always keep the majority of your compensation. Often, our fees can be recovered from the other side, so even in the event of a successful claim, you will not necessarily end up with any legal costs to pay.
Will receiving compensation affect my benefits?
Compensation payments can potentially affect your entitlement to means-tested benefits. Even if you are not currently in receipt of means-tested benefits, you could need them in future, so it is important to think about this.
We can help by setting up a Personal Injury Trust to hold your compensation. This allows you to ‘ringfence’ your compensation, so you can still use it, while making sure it does not count as part of your assets for means-testing.
You will need set up a Personal Injury Trust within 52 weeks of first receiving compensation, so it is important not to delay exploring this option.
Have a question we haven’t answered?
Still looking for answers? Why not take a look at our frequently asked questions about personal injury claims or ask us a question and we’ll get back to you quickly.
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