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Bicycle Accident Injury Compensation Claims Guide

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Bicycle Accident Injury Compensation Claims Guide


Cycling is a popular mode of transport and leisure in England and Wales. However, accidents involving cyclists can result in serious injuries. If you have been injured as a cyclist due to someone else's negligence, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. This guide outlines the process of bringing a cyclist accident injury claim, who can claim, what to do if involved in an accident, common types of injuries, and the benefits of consulting a specialist solicitor.

Bringing About a Cyclist Accident Compensation Claim


Bringing a cyclist accident injury claim involves several key steps, but the first is that you only have 3 years to bring a claim against the person who hit you.  This is called the limitation period and ensures any claims are brought within a period which allows the other party/insurer to investigate the claim being made and for you to have treatment and support.  Once this time has passed you cannot bring a claim at all and are barred by law from pursuing a personal injury claim. 

There are exceptions to bringing a claim against an insurer:

  • If you have been involved in an injury where the other party is not insured or cannot be traced.  

  • Claims involving a vehicle are involved with the Motor Insurers Bureau, and such claims must be submitted within specific time frames. Please get in touch if you believe this type of claim applies to you.


Please get in touch and we can advise whether you still have time to bring a claim or who we need to bring a claim against.

If you are still within the time limit, we will then take details from you regarding the claim and discuss funding

Pick up the phone and call us on 0800 999 1078 or drop us an email at We will spend time with you explaining the process and you can then choose if you wish to get your claim underway.

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Who Can Claim For Cyclist Accident Injuries?


People who have suffered injuries because of a cycling accident caused by someone else's negligence may be eligible to claim compensation. You can bring a claim for an accident caused by another road user, poor road conditions, and defective equipment such as a cyclist helmet. To succeed in a claim, you must establish that another party's actions or negligence were responsible for your injuries.

What to Do If You Are Involved in a Bicycle Accident


If you find yourself involved in an accident as a cyclist, follow these essential steps:

  1. Ensure Safety - Check for injuries and prioritise safety. If possible, move your bike out of traffic to prevent further accidents. Keep in mind that once your bike has been moved, the original location of it and how the accident happened can be instrumental to understanding how the collision came about. However, if you are in harm's way and at risk of further injury safety always comes first.

  2. If you have sustained serious injuries, try to stay calm and orient yourself to your surroundings. Speak if you can, to alert someone to your presence and what hurts, that way when the emergency services arrive, they will be able to speak with you and attend to you immediately.

  3. Try not to panic, the increased stress can impact the injuries you have sustained.

  4. Contact Emergency Services - Call the police and, if needed, request medical assistance. The police report will be crucial for your claim. If the police deem they do not need to attend, then exchange information to make sure you have details of the other person involved. 

  5. Exchange Information - Exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved in the accident.  If someone is not willing to give you their details, take a photo with your phone of their registration number and vehicle type. 

  6. Gather Evidence - Document the accident scene with photographs, and collect witness statement details if possible, save any dash cam footage and keep this information safe.

  7. Keep any damaged equipment such as your helmet or bike if the police allow it. This is so evidence can be considered when the accident circumstances are difficult to determine, for example, the speed and angle of the other vehicle or vehicles. 


Generally, cyclists do not have insurance so if you have collided with another cyclist, it is important to take the person's details which allows us to contact them at their home address.

Types of Injuries From Bicycle Accidents


Bicycle accidents can lead to multiple injuries, including:

  • Fractures and broken bones due to the force of the collision. These can be multiple and be part of multiple traumatic injuries sustained because of the impact. 

  • Head Injuries - Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and other head-related injuries, even if you were wearing a helmet.

  • Soft Tissue Injuries - Damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

  • Road Rash - Abrasions and skin injuries caused by contact with the road surface.

  • Chronic Pain Conditions – CRPS or Fibromyalgia.

  • Psychological Trauma - Emotional distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety.

Benefits of a Bicycle Accident Specialist Solicitor


Consulting a specialist personal injury solicitor with experience in road traffic accident claims is crucial for several reasons:

  • Expertise - a specialist understands the complexities of injury claims involving a cyclist and can navigate the legal process effectively. A specialist also has extensive experience of bringing these types of claims with excellent results.

  • Peace of Mind - having a specialist team by your side can ease the stress of dealing with insurance companies and legal procedures, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

  • Compensation - a specialist with a passion for getting the best result for their clients will always secure the maximum compensation possible. Read what past clients have to say about working with FT Chronic Pain Solicitors.

Understanding the process of bringing a cyclist accident injury claim in England and Wales is crucial for individuals who have suffered harm while cycling due to someone else's negligence. Seeking the assistance of a specialist personal injury solicitor ensures that you receive the support and expertise needed to pursue your claim successfully and obtain the compensation you deserve. Remember that you have the right to seek redress if you've been injured in a cycling accident caused by another party's negligence.

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