If you have recently been injured in a cycling accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may have considered seeking compensation. This guide will explore whether you’re eligible to do so as well as looking at whether you could benefit from using a bicycle accident settlement calculator.
A compensation calculator can help provide an estimate of how much your claim is worth. However, there are various factors considered when valuing your claim which we will explore further throughout our guide.
There are different types of personal injury claims, including a road traffic accident claim. Certain criteria need to be met in order for you to seek compensation. For example, you must prove that a third party breached the duty of care they owed you and caused you harm. We will explore the duty of care you’re owed as a road user in more detail throughout this guide.
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When making a personal injury claim, your settlement could include special and general damages. Special damages seek to provide you with compensation for the financial losses caused by your injury, e.g. lost wages and travel expenses. General damages seek to provide you with compensation for how your quality of life has been impacted due to the pain and suffering caused by your injury.
To successfully claim for either of these damages, you must provide sufficient evidence of your suffering. For example, you could provide invoices and payslips to prove any losses claimed under special damages.
For general damages, solicitors may refer to different resources, including an independent medical report. This can detail the full extent of the harm you sustained and whether your injury will continue to impact you in the future.
Additionally, they may also refer to a document known as the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) published in April 2022. This contains a list of injuries that sit alongside compensation brackets. Solicitors can use this to help them value the general damages head of claim.
We have used these figures in the table below. However, you should only use them as a guide because they aren’t necessarily reflective of what you will receive.
|Neck Injury||(a) Severe (i) - This bracket includes a neck injury that has resulted in permanent spastic quadriparesis.||In the region of
|Back Injury||(a) Severe (i) - The nerve roots and spinal cord have been damaged, which will cause several issues such as severe pain and disability.||£91,090 - £160,980|
|Ankle Injury||(b) Severe - An injury in this bracket may require an extensive treatment period and/or a lengthy amount of time in plaster.||£31,310 - £50,060|
|Shoulder Injury||(a) Severe - Neck injuries that involve brachial plexus damage leading to a significant disability.||£19,200 to £48,030|
|Knee Injury||(a) Severe (iii) - Injuries resulting in disabilities of a less severe nature.||£26,190 - £43,460|
|Wrist Injury||(b) An injury that leads to a significant disability. Despite this, some useful movement will remain.||£24,500 to £39,170|
|Brain and Head Injury||(d) Less Severe - A good recovery has been made and the person can partake in a normal social life as well as return to work.||£15,320 - £43,060|
|Hand Injury||(f) Severe fractures affecting the fingers. Injuries may lead to a partial amputation as well as deformity, grip impairment and reduced function.||Up to £36,740|
|Injuries to the Elbow||(b) Less Severe - Surgery is not required despite impairment to the elbow's function. There also isn't any significant disability caused.||£15,650 - £32,010|
|Foot Injury||(f) Moderate - A displaced metatarsal fracture that causes permanent deformity, ongoing symptoms and a risk of osteoarthritis.||£13,740 - £24,990|
If you cannot see your injury listed, you can use our bicycle accident settlement calculator instead. Our compensation calculator uses figures from the JCG as well.
Alternatively, you can speak with a team member today for further guidance regarding how much your potential claim is worth.
A bicycle accident often involves a cyclist and another road user. This could be a the driver of a car, bus, motorcycle, lorry or other vehicle. Additionally, it could involve a pedestrian.
However, not all accidents involving a cyclist will form the basis of a valid claim.
To make a successful claim following your road traffic accident, you first must prove that the other party involved breached their duty of care.
A bicycle accident settlement calculator could help you value how much your injuries are worth. Alternatively, you could speak with our team to find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
The duty of care for road users is set out in the Road Traffic Act 1988. Additionally, the Highway Code provides guidance and rules for different types of road users. The rules in the Highway Code are backed by law.
As part of their duty of care, road users should navigate the road in a way that minimises the risk of accidents.
However, if another road user were to behave recklessly whilst on the road, this could cause an accident where you become harmed. Some examples of accidents that could see you become injured, include:
- The driver of a car doesn’t check to see if a junction is clear before pulling out. They crash into you on your bicycle, and you obtain a fractured pelvis in a car accident.
- A drunk driver drives onto a cycle path. They crash into you while you’re riding on your bicycle. Due to the speed and nature of the crash, you suffer from a fractured skull injury.
Remember, you must prove that another road user breached the duty of care they owed you and caused you to sustain harm in order to seek compensation.
Call us today to find out whether it would benefit you to use a bicycle accident settlement calculator to estimate the value of your potential claim.
Bicycle Injury Statistics
According to the Department for Transport, in Great Britain, 141 pedal cyclists were killed in 2020. Additionally, 4,215 were reported to be seriously injured, and 11,938 were slightly injured in the same year.
Additionally, they reported that between 2004 – 2020 bicycle fatalities increased by 5%, with serious injuries rising by 26%. Also, pedal cycle traffic rose by 96% during the same period. This means that there were more cyclists in 2020 than in 2004.
Following a bicycle accident, there are several ways you could be impacted. Firstly, you could be impacted physically. For example, if you sustained a severe broken leg, this could impact your mobility and ability to partake in your usual daily activities.
Additionally, the changes you have had to make to your lifestyle, such as taking time off of work or not participating in regular hobbies, could have an impact on your mental health.
Furthermore, you could have suffered financially due to having to take time off work or having to pay for additional care.
The settlement you receive could include compensation to address the ways in which your injury has affected your quality of life. To find out how much compensation you could receive, you could use a bicycle accident settlement calculator or speak with one of our advisors.
A bicycle accident settlement calculator could provide you with an estimation of how much compensation you could be entitled to for your injuries.
However, before estimating the value of your claim, you may find it beneficial to take other steps to build a strong case.
For example, you could collect evidence such as:
- Photographs and/or CCTV footage of the accident.
- Contact details of any witnesses.
- Police report, if applicable.
- Medical records, such as from your doctor or the hospital.
Additionally, you may also want to receive some legal advice on what steps you should take next. If so, you can call our team for free legal advice. They may also be able to connect you with an experienced cyclist accident solicitor from our panel to begin working on your case.
If you want to be represented by a legal professional when making your claim, you may want to consider a No Win No Fee agreement.
There are many types of No Win No Fee agreements, such as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). With a CFA, you will need to pay a success fee if your claim wins. This payment will be taken from your compensation, but the amount is capped by law.
However, if your claim fails, you will not need to pay for the services they provided you. You also are not required to pay for their services upfront or while the claim is ongoing.
Speak with us today for more information. An advisor could assess whether you’re eligible to have your claim represented on this basis by a solicitor from our panel.
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Writer Meg Marshall
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