Our bike accident team are experts in recovering compensation following your cycle accident. We are here to help you and your family onto your road to recovery as quickly as possible. Personal Injury compensation is only part of the recovery story. We can help you secure rehabilitation and the support necessary to take care of your immediate needs following a bike accident.
What is Personal Injury Compensation?
Personal Injury is the term used for an injury or illness caused by or made worse by somebody else’s fault. A compensation claim is the legal process whereby a biker or cyclist who has suffered injury and other losses, can secure a financial award for both the injury suffered and for the additional losses caused by the injury. This may include:-
Loss of Earnings
Personal Care & Assistance
What are General Damages?
This is the legal term used to describe the claim for personal injury compensation.
This will cover the following
Physical pain & suffering
Loss/impairment of physical health
Loss/impairment of mental health
Reduced quality of life
Loss of amenity
Reduced enjoyment of life
Ongoing physical or mental disability
Everyone is different and people suffer pain in different ways. Pain thresholds also differ from person to person. For example a person who has a low pain threshold may find a very minor injury debilitating with a long recovery period making it difficult to return to normal day to day activities and returning back to work.
Who can make a personal injury claim?
You can make a personal injury claim if you have been injured in an accident that was caused as a result of someone else’s fault or a breach of a statutory duty.
How is the claim for injury calculated?
The amount of compensation available for personal injury is dependent on the nature, the severity of the injury suffered and if there are any long lasting or permanent effects after the accident.
General damages for personal injury cases are guided by the figures published annually by the Judicial College. These are commonly known as the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases.
How much compensation can I claim?
The consequences of the same injury or illness will vary person to person. So the amount of compensation you could receive will be personal to you. Our solicitors are experienced in accurately valuing claims based on your particular circumstances.
Contact our dedicated bike accident team to discuss your injuries in detail.