Cycling accident claims advice
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Should I take out cycle insurance?
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Can I make a cycling injury claim if I ran a red light?
If you were injured on your bike and it was someone else
Can I claim if I was injured cycling without a bike helmet?
If you were injured cycling without a helmet, a claim is possible. However, the defendant may say there was 'contributory negligence'.
Can I claim loss of earnings when making an injury claim?
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to seek financial compensation
Is cycle helmet camera footage admissible in injury claims?
Many cyclist are donning helmet mounted cameras but can the footage be used in court when seeking to make a cycling injury claim?
How long will my personal injury compensation claim take?
How long do different types of injury claim take? What can delay your claim? Can you speed it up. and when will you get your compensation? Find out here.
Can I claim if injured cycling at night without lights?
If you are cyclist and were injured when riding at night without bike lights, can you still claim compensation? Find out here.
What can I claim for in an injury claim? Complete list
If you have suffered an injury that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim compensation. But what exactly can be included in your claim?
Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?
Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation. The solution may be to set up a PI trust. Here's how.
Read more: Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?
Judicial College Injury Tables 2020
The following Judicial College guidelines show the general damages compensation payable to claimants for injuries in 2020.
Read more: Judicial College Injury Tables 2020
Can I get interim injury compensation payments?
If you suffer immediate financial difficulty after an injury, you could get an interim payment. Find out if you would qualify and what you need to know.
Can I claim injury compensation if there were no witnesses?
Witnesses to your accident can support an injury claim. If there were no witnesses, a case can often still be constructed. Find out how.
Can I claim if I was injured when cycling on the pavement?
Cycling on the pavement is illegal in England and Wales. But if you were injured cycling on the pavement can you claim compensation? Find out here.
What are general and special damages in an injury claim?
Damages is a legal term for compensation awarded to an injured person. We explain the difference between 'general' and 'special' damages in an injury claim.
What happens during an injury claim medical examination?
Your personal injury claim will need to be supported by medical evidence. You may need to attend a medical. What happens during the examination?
Should I accept a pre-medical offer in an injury claim?
Accepting a pre-medical offer from an insurer is risky and could mean that you under-settle your claim. Here's what you need to know to get the best settlement.
When's the best time to accept an injury compensation offer?
Most insurance companies make a low initial offer but some make a high initial offer. When, strategically, is the best point to accept a compensation offer?
I've been injured so why won't a solicitor take my claim on?
You may have a strong personal injury claim on paper. So why will some solicitors turn you away, and how do you get a solicitor to take on your case? Find out here.
How likely am I to win a personal injury compensation claim?
Many people start an injury claim with no idea of how likely they are to win. We explain how you can assess your chances of winning your claim. Read more.
Can I make a personal injury claim for someone else?
A compensation claim may be made on behalf of a child or adult who is unable to conduct their own claim. Find out more.
How often do injury claims go to court and what if they do?
Many people are reluctant to make an injury claim as they are worried about going to court. What percentage of claims go to court and what happens when they do?
Injury claims for cyclists hit by an opening car door
If you are a cyclist and were injured by a driver opening their car door, here's how to win a cycling injury compensation claim.
Can I get Legal Aid for a personal injury claim?
Legal Aid is no longer available for personal injury claims. No win, no fee agreements now take the financial risk out of making a claim. Find out more.
Will I have to pay tax on my injury compensation award?
Injured people do not usually pay tax on injury compensation. There are exceptions, however. Find out more.
Can I claim if an injury made a medical condition worse?
It is possible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim if an accident made a pre-existing medical condition worse. Find out more.
Can I claim for an injury if partly to blame for an accident?
If you were partly to blame for an accident, you can still claim 'split-liability' injury compensation. Here's how to go about it.
Will dealing direct with insurers speed up my injury claim?
If you are injured your insurer may make you an immediate compensation offer. Should you accept it or speak to a solicitor? Get the facts here.
Can I claim injury compensation if it was an accident?
People might not claim for an injury they think was an accident. Legally speaking, accidents are rare and a claim may be possible in any event. Find out how.
What if there is uncertainty over blame for my injury?
If you have been injured but don't know who is responsible, a claim is usually still possible. The process will depend on the type of claim. Find out more.
What can I do to speed up my personal injury claim?
Personal injury claims can take months or even years. Find out what you (as a claimant) can do to speed up your compensation claim.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
You do not have to travel to the solicitor's offices, as like most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor.
Read more: Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
Common misconceptions and errors that injury claimants make
When making a personal injury claim, there are many potential pitfalls that could you catch out or even affect the outcome of the case.
Is it illegal to ride a bicycle when drunk?
Alcohol affects reaction times, reduces inhibitions and can render a cyclist incapable of controlling a bicycle. Does that make drunk cycling illegal?
Read more: Is it illegal to ride a bicycle when drunk?
Injury claims for cyclists hit by a car pulling out of a drive
If you are a cyclist and were injured by a driver pulling out into the road, here's how to win a cycling injury compensation claim.
What if I cannot work as a result of an injury?
If you find yourself unable to work as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim loss of past and future earnings. Here's what you need to know.
How will a personal injury claim affect my benefits?
If you receive compensation for an injury and are on state benefits, your compensation award could affect your benefits. Find out how.
Will I need a medical if claiming injury compensation?
A medical exam is necessary in a personal injury claim to assess the extent of your injuries and the long-term effect they may have on your life. Read more.
Personal Injury Glossary
Find more information about key personal injury terms in the Personal Injury Glossary.