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After making a successful claim, you’ll be entitled to cycle accident compensation. This compensation amount is split into two parts, and can vary massively, which can make it confusing to understand your eligibility before beginning a claim. Here we’ll be clearing this up and providing you with the straightforward answers, but for more information on choosing the right solicitor for your personal injury claim, you can contact us to learn more.

General Damages

General damages make up a part of your total cycle accident compensation and aim to compensate you for any pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of your accident. Because of this, the amount changes depending on the severity of the pain and suffering.

These amounts will be loosely based on the Judicial College Guidelines and previous cases, which allows us to get a general idea of the compensation you may be eligible to receive.

Some of the most common types of injuries you could receive cycle accident compensation for include:

Section  Injury  Description  Minimum Amount  Maximum Amount 
Head injury  Brain injury  Very severe brain damage  £214,350 £307,000
    Minor brain or head injury  £1,675 £9,700
Back injury  Injury  Severe back injury with damage to spinal cord  £69,200 £122,350
    Back injury recovering in a few months at most  Up to £1,860  
Leg injury  Injury  Leg injuries or soft tissue injuries causing some permanent problems  £13,650 £21,100
  Foot injury  Common foot injury, most healing completely  Up to £10,450  
Arm injury  Injury  Fractured forearms   £5,000 £14,600
Minor injuries    Recovery within 28 days  £840 £1,680

Note that the amounts from this list should be taken with a grain of salt as not all cycle accident compensation will be equal to these amounts.

Special Damages

As well as being able to receive cycle accident compensation for your injuries, you can also receive compensation for any financial losses you’ve experienced as a result of your accident. This could be:

  • Cost of medication
  • Cost of travel
  • Modifications required to function normally
  • Necessary Repairs
  • Lost wages

Calculate your compensation amount

If you’ve still got questions, then you should check out our other articles on what to do if you’re knocked off your bike or 7 common questions about bicycle accident claims

If you’re interested in receiving cycle accident compensation, you can find your total amount by using our compensation calculator.

Our experienced team can look into the circumstances of your accident and assess the potential outcomes. If we feel there is a case to be answered for, we will get you the cycle accident compensation you deserve. You can begin this process by calling us on 0800 093 6313 or by filling out a contact form.

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