Bicycle Accident Compensation Calculator
Have you been injured in a cycling accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence? If so, then Sheldon Davidson Solicitors’ team of Bicycle Accident Claim Solicitors can help you claim the financial damages you deserve.
Whilst seeking justice and claiming the compensation you are entitled to is important, providing you with financial security during your journey to recovery, the first priority will be to ensure that you receive the appropriate medical treatment and care to allow that journey to begin as swiftly and effectively as possible.
We have seen many clients through such a journey of recovery before and have therefore experienced first-hand what worked well for people in a similar position. As well as being your legal voice, we can offer genuine compassion for the ordeal you have suffered and can provide tailored advice on how to fast-track your recovery.
Once your immediate health concerns have been evaluated and the appropriate steps have been taken to facilitate your recovery, thoughts rightly should focus on the financial damages that can be expected for your cycling accident injury.
Our Bicycle Accident Compensation Calculator is designed to give you an insight into the general damages aspect of your Cycling Accident Compensation Claim and may be a valuable tool in helping you understand the compensation bracket that particular types of injuries could be classified at.
How Cyclist Injury Compensation & Bicycle Accident Claims are calculated
When making a car accident & injury claim, calculating the compensation you are likely to receive can be a complex procedure. This is primarily dependent on the nature and severity of your injuries and the effect the injuries have had and will continue to have on your immediate and future life.
As with all compensation claims, the details of the accident and the nature and severity of your injuries determine certain elements of your compensation settlement, so it is essential that the initial assessment of your claim is conducted in a professional and methodical manner.
The full detail surrounding the accident, liability, severity and scope of injuries, financial implications (both short and long-term), and lasting healthcare considerations must all be factored into compensation settlements. By ensuring we have all the relevant information pertaining to your case we are able to provide you with an accurate evaluation of your potential claim value.
In some instances, where the injuries are more severe, it is sometimes necessary to allow the injured person time to recover or to allow sufficient time for more detailed medical assessments to be carried out in order to accurately assess the injury fully before the claim is evaluated. We can then seek to secure the appropriate compensation settlement value from the third party responsible for your injury.
Factors influencing the calculation of Bicycle Accident Injury Claim awards
There are various factors that need to be taken into account when determining the levels of compensation you could be expected to receive. The main factors to be considered are the type and the severity of the injuries sustained by the victim. Other factors that influence the potential value of your cyclist injury claim are detailed below.
The following factors must be considered when calculating potential compensation claim settlement amounts:
- What is your anticipated recovery time
- What is the likelihood of you making a full recovery
- What levels of pain and suffering have you suffered
- The cost of medical treatments you’ve received and are going to need in the future
- Rehabilitative care costs
- Ongoing nursing and care costs
- Changes in physical and mental ability
- Earnings lost due to the accident through recovery time
- Your ability to return to work and in what capacity
- Damage to your property including your bike and protective clothing and equipment
As well as the details surrounding your injury and the factors described above, your final settlement figure may also be affected by your level of responsibility. If it is determined that you were partly to blame for the incident that caused your injuries, then you will only receive a proportion of the final settlement award. For example, if it is decided you were equally to blame for the accident, making you 50% responsible, then you would only receive half of the compensation.
How much compensation can you expect as an Injured Cyclist following an Accident?
This is often one of the first questions clients ask. However, the unique nature of each bicycle accident claim means that it is extremely difficult to forecast how much the claimant is likely to receive until the specific details of the case are better understood.
The guide below presents provisional 'general damages' compensation values as set out in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This guide does not consider any 'Special Damages' you may be entitled to claim.
For a detailed assessment of your claim and a more accurate indication of the potential value of your claim, contact Sheldon Davidson Solicitors' RTA Injury Claims team.
Head of Litigation