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August 3rd, 2011
If you have recently suffered a cycling injury and you don’t feel it was your fault you could be entitled to cycling injury compensation.
If you are thinking about making a cycling injury compensation claim you are in the right place.
Cycle Assist are experts in dealing with cases involving cycling injuries ranging from relatively minor whiplash type injuries to those of the utmost severity.
Listed below are a selection of injury types that could qualify for compensation, however if your injury isn’t listed, don’t worry you could still have grounds for a claim.
Call us on 01625 506 672 for a free no-obligation assessment of your case or fill out our online compensation claim form.
What is your Collar Bone?
The Collar Bone (Clavicle) is the bone which joins the shoulder bone (Scapula) to the breast bone (Sternum) and is one of the most common bones broken in a cycling accident.
This is a skin abrasion caused by grazing against pavements/concrete. Be aware of the following symptoms which indicate that medical attention is required:-
– Swelling around the wound site;
– Foul smelling pus; Temperature;
– Heat and/or redness surrounding the abrasion;
– Exposed bone.
Shoulder fractures (Clavicle) are the most common type of injury suffered by Cyclists. Caused by an impact injury (fall or blow to the shoulder) there may be a total or partial break to the Clavicle (Collar Bone) or the neck of the Humerus (Upper Arm).
Typically caused by a blow to the skull which temporarily disturbs functioning within the brain. Wearing a helmet could significantly reduce the likelihood of suffering from concussion.
Cycle Assist have huge experience in dealing with all manner of fractures, from simple fractures which heal without surgery to more complex compound fractures which require surgical intervention.
Frequently seen following cycling accidents are soft tissue injuries, this is damage to the structure of the muscles and/or ligaments, rather than the bones.
Back injuries and serious spinal injuries are common amongst cyclists. However severe your back injury, Cycle Assist will ensure that you have early access to appropriate rehabilitation and support.
Unfortunately, facial and dental injuries are often seen in cycling accidents. Cycle Assist will ensure you obtain maximum compensation to cover the cost of all future dental treatment required and/or scar revision surgery.
Whilst most commonly seen following car accidents, it is not unusual for such injuries to be sustained in cycle accidents.
The elbow is a hinge joint that is made up of three bones; the Humerus, which is the upper arm and the paired Radius and the Ulna, which make up the forearm.
Injuries to the elbow normally occur after a fall or due to heavy force being applied as well as due to sharp twisting and bending of the joint.
This is a medically recognised condition in which characteristic symptoms are displayed following a psychologically distressing event which causes intense fear, helplessness and depression.
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