No Win No Fee Cycling Accident Solicitors

By Cat Swift. Last Updates 22nd August 2023. Welcome to our guide on No Win No Fee cycling accident solicitors. Cyclists are vulnerable road users and at risk of suffering injuries in accidents on the road. Due to the nature of riding, cyclists aren’t provided with a degree of physical protection in the event of a collision or a crash.

None of this is to say that you have to accept matters if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault. There is a way of seeking compensation. You could make a cycling accident claim. Making a cycling accident claim could allow you to receive compensation for the harm you have suffered through someone else’s negligence. Accident Claims could help you to work with a cycling accident solicitor to make a claim for compensation.

No Win No Fee cycling accident solicitors

We have written this guide to help you better understand whether you could claim compensation. We also explore how you could benefit from working with a personal injury lawyer.

Our team of expert personal injury advisors can answer any questions that you may have about making a claim. They can also discuss anything that you have read in this article that you feel you do not understand. You can reach them by calling 0800 073 8801 or by booking a phone call on this page.

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  1. A Guide To Claims with Cycling Accident Solicitors
  2. What Are Cycling Accident Solicitors?
  3. Steps You Could Take If Injured In A Cycling Accident
  4. How Do I Report A Cycling Accident?
  5. Types Of Injuries Cycling Accident Solicitors Could Help You Claim For
  6. Types Of Claims Cycle Accident Solicitors Could Help With
  7. Calculating Compensation For A Cycling Accident Claim
  8. Cycling Compensation Special Damages
  9. No Win No Fee Cycle Accident Solicitors
  10. Essential References

A Guide To Claims with Cycling Accident Solicitors

You may be feeling stressed or possibly angry if you have been injured in a cycling accident that was someone else’s fault. Perhaps you have sustained injuries that are severe enough to leave you feeling uncertain about your recovery and your financial situation. You could be entitled to claim compensation, but you may also be concerned about whether or not going through the process of making a claim might just add to your expenses and your stress.

This guide is aimed at people like you and is intended to leave you feeling well informed and reassured. We hope that, after reading, you’ll feel confident that you know enough about how a cycling accident compensation claim works to decide your next steps.

We are going to go over some key facts for you to know before contacting a lawyer about a claim. We’ll explain:

  • What a solicitor’s role in making a claim is.
  • What kind of incidents could be grounds for making a claim.
  • Which parties could be held accountable.

We will also aim to help you to understand how compensation itself works, by explaining what types of compensation you could be entitled to and how it would be calculated. Lastly, we will go over the benefits of making your claim with personal injury lawyers.

Our advisors are available 24/7 and ready to answer your queries. If they find that you have a formidable claim, and you’d like to get in touch with our personal injury lawyers, they can help you connect. All advice is free and you’re under no obligation to proceed with our services.

What Are Cycling Accident Solicitors?

Cycle accident claims solicitors are what you might call personal injury solicitors when they’re handling compensation claims for cycling accidents. Their role is to put together and represent their clients’ cases on their behalf. Their role includes:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Calculating potential compensation
  • Preparing paperwork
  • Having the necessary communication with the other party and (potentially) the court.

Working with a lawyer can be a helpful support in a compensation claim case.

What Are Cycle Accidents?

A cycling accident is an incident in which a person riding a bike suffers a collision with something else such as another vehicle, or a pedestrian. They could happen for many reasons, including if the other party in the accident hit them or they lost control of their bike.

In cycling accidents, the cyclist can suffer a variety of different injuries and can suffer material damage too, such as to their bike. If the accident was not their fault, then the cyclist who was the victim could make a cycling accident compensation claim.

In compensation claims, the case is made for compensation to be awarded for the claimant’s injuries and financial loss caused by those injuries. Compensation is calculated to match the severity of your injuries and your financial suffering. There is a section later on in this guide which details how different heads of compensation can be calculated in a personal injury case.

In a cycling accident claim, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against whoever is liable for your injuries. That could include a driver, motorcyclist or a local authority. For example, you could be entitled to make a claim against the local council if their failure to upkeep a certain road to a safe standard was what led to your accident.

Steps You Could Take If Injured In A Cycling Accident

If you’ve been hurt in a cycling accident, getting ready to make a compensation claim may well not be the first thing on your mind. It would be understandable if you were in shock or too concerned with your injuries to address that matter. However, if you are able to do so, there are actions you could take to support your potential case. These include:

  • Taking photos of your bike and any damage it sustained.
  • Taking down the contact and insurance details, if possible, of whoever caused the accident.
  • Writing down notes of everything you can remember while events are fresh in your mind.
  • Asking people who were witnesses to the accident to give you their contact details so that they can provide statements in support of your claim later on.
  • Reporting the incident to the police if your injuries are due to a road traffic collision (rather than a pothole, for example).

You could also get in touch with us to receive free legal advice on what to do about claiming compensation for your injury.

These measures can give you a good head start in making a claim, and can help to make sure that you have certain details set down right from the get-go. However, don’t worry if you’ve not had the opportunity yet to do them. If you choose to use a lawyer, putting the evidence together for a claim is something they can help you with.

If you would like free legal advice on how gathering evidence could work in your compensation claim, you can call us or request a phone call. Our team of legal experts is available through the contact information at the top and bottom of this page.

How Do I Report A Cycling Accident?

There are two important actions that we recommend you take in the immediate aftermath of a cycling accident (if you are at all able to do so):

  1. Swap your details with the other person involved in the incident. This includes exchanging names, phone numbers, insurance providers’ details (if possible) and number plate (if possible). Exchanging information is important as this allows you or your lawyer to contact the other party’s insurer. (However, you could still claim through the MIB if the motorist responsible for your injuries is uninsured or drives off after injuring you.)
  2. If you have been injured in a cycling accident, or someone else has, report the incident to the police. You are required to report a road traffic accident to the police within 24 hours. You could be committing an offence if you don’t report it. Additionally, if you leave the scene of an accident without exchanging contact and insurance details with the other person involved, you could be committing an offence. This is known as failure to stop.

Reporting the incident to the police allows you to get a reference number for your accident. You could later request a collision report which can serve as proof that the accident did take place.

Types Of Injuries Cycling Accident Solicitors Could Help You Claim For

Coming off a bike, particularly if you were going at speed, can inflict major injuries. Cyclists have arguably minimal physical protection as road users and, as such, are at greater risk of sustaining injuries if hit.

Many injuries could potentially lead you to claim compensation, providing they were caused by someone else’s negligence. Some of the injuries that can occur in cycling accidents include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Face injuries
  • Road rash
  • Broken arms
  • Broken legs
  • Whiplash

If you would like information on whether or not the injury you have suffered could entitle you to compensation and if so, how much, then call our advice team. They’re available through the contact details provided at the bottom of the page. Have a free chat with them about your situation and your prospects for making a claim using our No Win No Fee cycling accident solicitors.

Types Of Claims Cycle Accident Solicitors Could Help With

If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, an accident solicitor could help you to make a compensation claim. There are different ways in which accidents could happen that could lead to different types of compensation claims. Depending on who caused the injuries, the claim could be made against a person, company or a local or national authority, for example.

Some of the different ways in which an accident could be caused include:

  • Road traffic accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers. In cases like these, the claim could be made against the insurer of the driver of that vehicle. The claim could be made through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau if the other driver cannot be identified or is uninsured.
  • Accidents caused by potholes or other forms of road hazards. These claims could be made against the local council if the hazard was on a council-controlled road, for example. You may even make a claim against the national highway authority if they’re responsible for the maintenance of the road. These authorities would only be liable if they didn’t take reasonable steps to ensure the roads were maintained to a safe standard. For example, if they are aware of a pothole but do nothing to fix it over time, they could be liable for the injuries it causes.
  • Accidents caused by car doors opening. This is also known as car dooring. Someone negligently opening their door into the path of an oncoming road user can cause accidents, including knocking a rider off their bike. This can be especially dangerous if the rider was going at speed.

Calculating Compensation For A Cycling Accident Claim

In order to calculate the amount of compensation you could be able to claim, you would have to go over all of the different effects that you have experienced from your injury.

If you choose to use the services of a solicitor, they would put you in touch with an independent medical expert. They would form a detailed assessment of your medical condition and prognosis. Your solicitor would then decide on a compensation figure which should be a fair and accurate equivalent to the injuries you have suffered. This type of compensation is called general damages. Factors that go into calculating this include the:

  • Amount of physical pain you have experienced.
  • Extent of any lasting or permanent pain or disability.
  • Extent of any danger of future health problems.
  • Length of your recovery period.
  • Extent of any disfiguring injuries.
  • Extent of any emotional trauma pr psychological damage.

We can’t begin calculating your compensation until your claim has been properly assessed. But we can help you to get some impression of the amount you could be entitled to receive with the help of the table below. These numbers are based on figures from the Judicial College. They are not representative of the final numbers you could receive. (The Judicial College Guidelines is a publication that solicitors may use to value injuries.)

Injury Compensation
Quadriplegia £324,600 to
Paraplegia £324,600 to
Below-knee Amputation of One Leg £97,980 to £132,990
Lung Injuries (b) £65,740 to £100,670
Lung Injuries (g) Up to £3,950
Severe Psychiatric Damage £54,830 to £115,730
Severe PTSD £59,860 to £100,670
Severe Fractures to Fingers Up to £36,740
Loss of Thumb £35,520 to £54,830
Simple Fractures of the Forearm £6,610 to £19,200
Minor Head or Brain Injury £2,210 to £12,770

Please note, the above table shows potential figures for general damages only. Special damages (see below) could be added to general damages.

Cycling Compensation Special Damages

You could be compensated for an injury you have suffered but, in addition to this, you could also receive compensation known as special damages which is calculated separately. Special damages is a term that refers to the compensation that can be awarded to cover financial losses and expenses that you have had to deal with due to an injury that wasn’t your fault.

Special damages awards are different in each individual case. They are calculated to match the financial losses that the victim can prove they have experienced. It is important that you keep the proof of the losses, such as tickets, receipts and contracts.

So long as they’re a consequence of your injuries, losses that you could recover in special damages include:

  • Wages lost from being unable to work.
  • The cost of transport to and from medical appointments.
  • Money spent on specialist treatment and care.
  • Lost deposits (for a skiing holiday you’re unable to attend, for example).

If you’re wondering whether you could recover certain costs, or if you would like to know more about how your special damages could be calculated, please call our team for advice.

No Win No Fee Cycle Accident Solicitors

Following a bike accident, one of our solicitors could help you make a No Win No Fee cycling accident claim. There are many benefits to making a claim with the help of a solicitor, as they can help you gather evidence, explain areas of the claim, and offer more information on compensation. One of the benefits of working with our team is that they work with claimants from across the UK, meaning you don’t have to work with professionals who are local to you.

Another benefit of working with one of our solicitors is that they work on a No Win No Fee basis. They do this by offering their clients a kind of No Win No Fee contract known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). A CFA allows you to access the services of a solicitor without paying any upfront or ongoing fees. Similarly, in the event that your claim fails, your solicitor won’t take any payment for their work.

They will take a success fee from you if your claim succeeds. This fee is taken from your compensation award as a small percentage. However, this percentage is subject to a legal cap. This helps to make sure that the majority share of your award goes to you.

To find out if you could be eligible to claim with the help of one of our solicitors, contact our team of advisors today. They can answer your questions and evaluate your case for free. If they find it to be valid, they may then connect you with one of our solicitors. To get started:

Essential References

Highways England

The website of Highways England, the national authority for motorways in England.

Government road accident statistics

Statistics from the government about recent accidents.

Report a pothole

Report a pothole so it can be fixed.

Pedestrian accident claims

Our guide to accident compensation claims if you were a pedestrian in a road traffic accident.

Roundabout cycle accident claims

Our guide to claiming and seeing who was at fault following a cycling accident on a roundabout.

Road traffic accident claims

Further advice on general road traffic accidents.

Thank you for reading our guide to claiming with No Win No Fee cycling accident solicitors.