First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury

December 14, 2009 03:00 ET

Bicycle Accident Claim Secures GBP 60,000 Compensation

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2009) - With over 3 million cyclists now on Britain's roads the number of accidents involving cyclists is significantly high and has increased. In 2007 it was reported that over 16,000 cyclists were either killed, sustained serious injury or sustained slight injuries following an accident and statistics show that between 60% and 90% of accidents are not reported.* Many of those involved in a cycling accident that wasn't their fault don't realise that they can put in accident claims for compensation for money that is rightfully theirs.

Accident Claims Solicitors, First Personal Injury has a team dedicated to helping cyclists pursue claims for compensation following a no fault accident and recently the team helped a 35 year old male cyclist from Cheshire recover £60,000 in compensation following an accident involving a car.

First Personal Injury's client was crossing a pedestrian crossing on the green man indicator and was knocked off his cycle by a car failing to stop at a red traffic light. As a result of the accident the cyclist sustained a significant fracture to his leg which also resulted in further complications.

Due to the accident and the injuries sustained First Personal Injury's client had to take a considerable amount of time off work and was consequently made redundant. All things that were taken into consideration by the team at First Personal Injury when making the accident claim and securing the level of compensation he received.

Michael Jefferies of accident claims solicitors, First Personal Injury commented: "The majority of cycling accidents involve men and most cycling accidents happen in urban areas. Like the accident involving our client from Cheshire, nearly three quarters happen at, or near, a road junction with T-junctions being the most commonly involved. Roundabouts are particularly dangerous junctions for cyclists. The person in the car paid no attention to the red light and it was clear they were at fault."

If anyone has suffered as a result of a cycling accident that was not your fault or that was caused by someone else's negligence you may be able to make a bike accident claim. In the first instance telephone First Personal Injury for advice on making a claim for compensation on 0800 014 1629 or complete one of our online accident claim forms at

First Personal Injury operates on a no win no fee** basis which means you do not pay for our legal services whether you win or lose and you will receive 100% of the compensation awarded to you.

About First Personal Injury
First Personal Injury is a trading name of Jefferies LLP one of the UK's leading personal injury law firms. Jefferies LLP has over 16 years experience in personal injury accident claims. They have won justice and personal injury compensation for tens of thousands of people all over the country from its base in Altrincham, South Manchester. The firm deals with all levels of personal injury claims - from minor to catastrophic.

* Figures supplied by ROSPA

** Please note - In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances are set out in our No Win No Fee Agreement. In addition, if you fail to attend a medical appointment arranged for you, the doctor may charge a non-attendance fee.

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