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Key facts

AGE 47 at time of accident
INJURY SUMMARY Our client suffered soft tissue injuries to the neck and shoulder.
CASE RESOLUTION Case settled in 2015 and £2,750 awarded

In September 2014, our client was injured while cycling to work. He commuted by bicycle every day, but at the time, a new tram line was being constructed and his route changed on a daily basis. On the day of the incident, the Claimant followed a diversion which directed him over a ramp. As he cycled over the ramp, the front wheel of his road bike became stuck in a gap in the ramp, causing him to be thrown over the handlebars.

As a result of the accident, the Claimant suffered a soft tissue injury to the neck which lasted for 6 weeks. He also had a soft tissue injury to his shoulder which lasted for 9 months.

After the client approached Jefferies with his cycling claim, claims handler Jenny Fenton took on the claim. She worked hard to ensure that the Claimant received the compensation he deserved. Eventually, the tram company responsible for the diverted cycle route and the ramp that caused our client’s injuries admitted full liability.

The case settled in 2015 and our client received £2,750 in compensation. The settlement amount reflected both the injuries and suffering our client experienced along with the financial expenses he incurred following the incident. Because both his bicycle and helmet were damaged, the compensation covered the cost of replacing his cycle helmet and repairing his bike. He was also able to claim for prescriptions he had paid for to treat his injuries.

Starting your cycling claim with Jefferies Solicitors

The personal injury lawyers at Jefferies are experts in dealing with all kinds of personal injury claims, including cycling claims. If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Our friendly team will look after you throughout the process and help you claim the compensation you deserve. To discuss your potential cycling accident claim, call us today on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.

Published on 20th September 2016.