Cycling accidents abroad claims

Cycling is a popular activity for many people both here in the UK and abroad. An enjoyable aspect of it is the opportunity to explore your surroundings whilst getting fit and in the company of others.

There has been an increase in the numbers of people who take up cycling and whilst this is the good news for the sport it also means an increase in the number of injuries.

There is always the risk of falling off but there are situations where someone becomes injured whilst cycling and through no fault of their own.

The consequences of this can range from a mild injury through to serious injuries which require hospitalisation. In some cases these can be fatal.

The effects can be devastating for the person involved in the accident and their families.

Causes of cycling injuries whilst abroad

People become injured for the following reasons:

  • Actions of others such as motorists
  • Condition of the road
  • Fault with the bicycle

You can become involved in an accident as a cyclist, motorist or pedestrian.

Not all cycling accidents involved the cyclist only: in several cases, a pedestrian or motorist has been injured due to carelessness on the part of a cyclist.

There are laws both in the UK and abroad which are designed to protect the safety of cyclists. They also exist help anyone who has become injured via a cycling accident.

Making a claim for compensation from a cycling accident abroad

If this applies to you then you may be able to claim compensation for injuries sustained as a result of a cycling accident. This compensation will cover the costs of time and inconvenience caused by your accident; additional expenses such as specialised care and support and loss of earnings.

If you are injured to the extent that you have to take time off work then this will have a wider impact. It will affect your family’s level of income and may cause financial hardship.

Plus there is psychological trauma of the accident. You may need counselling for stress or anxiety as a result of the accident and your injuries.

Time limit for claiming compensation for a cycling accident abroad

There is a time limit of 3 years for claiming compensation following a cycling accident abroad. You must make a claim within 3 years of the date of the initial accident.

Find out more in our making a claim for compensation section.

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