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How to Claim for Bike Injury Compensation

March 31st, 2014 by Andreas Xavier in Injury. Topics: , ,

Being injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault can feel more than just a little unfair. Your life and the way you live it may be in disarray, you may be struggling to keep pain at bay, and you may also find that you have to adapt many of your everyday situations in order to adjust to the injuries that you have sustained.  With that it mind it is important to look at exactly how much your injuries have affected you. Being involved in a bike accident may mean that you are eligible for compensation. If the accident that you have been involved is was not your fault, or even if you were partly to blame, then you can file a claim.


Why file a claim?


There is a lot of negative press that talks about a ‘claim culture’ and how whiplash claims are two-a-penny in the UK. This has obviously had a dramatic impact on the claim industry and on those who would like to make a claim for genuine injuries. Bad press has meant that many people have chosen to not make a claim, because they fear the process, they fear the rejection, and they worry it will look bad on their part.


But, if you were involved in a car accident that caused you damage you wouldn’t hesitate to claim. Bike injury compensation is no different. You should not be penalised for an accident that wasn’t your fault. Compensation is designed to help cover the costs of any financial difficulties that may be imposed on you throughout the course of your life, following your accident.


For example, if you sustain injuries to your wrists and are unable to work the manual job you are currently employed in then you would claim compensation for loss of earnings. Compensation will also cover you for any medical costs, treatment or adjustments you need to make to your physical and mental well-being.  


How to help your case


You can help your case by keeping a record of the incident. Note down any important details, gather any details of eyewitnesses and keep a record of any expenses you have. These could include prescriptions, physiotherapy, transport to and from your appointments. All of these you can claim back through your compensation claim. It is also worth keeping a pain record to monitor the levels of pain you experience on a daily basis following your injury. If your claim is not disputed then you will likely have a resolution within a few months. Some claims can take a lot longer to process.  


Your role in this time is to give as accurate a description of what happened as possible. You also need to concentrate on getting better and on working to recover from your injuries. Some injuries will only take a short period of time to recover from, whilst others could take years, it all depends on the severity of your injuries. Compensation won’t take your pain and discomfort away, but it will help to ease the financial burden you are experiencing.


Carry on Cycling can help you with your claim, get in touch today.


Check out this cycling action plan for Scotland.


About the author

Sarah Mcarthy is a writer for Carry on Cycling. You can find her on Google Plus here.


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