Cycling accident claims

Experienced team of passionate cycling solicitors

Over 250 years of combined personal injury experience

Top Tier personal injury law firm

Accredited personal injury solicitors

Clear understanding of cycling injuries

A specialist on your side in cycling accident claims

‘Thousands of cyclists are injured annually and that figure is rising’

If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, our passionate legal team of cyclists will be happy to guide you through the process.

Our proven record of success can help your cycling accident compensation claim

The solicitors in our department have over 250 years experience with bike accident claims and will be by your side to guide you through the process.

The majority of our expert cycling solicitors regularly commute on their bikes, ride in sportives all over the country and complete long distance charity rides. We will speak your language and are well placed to understand the impact of your accident from a physical, psychological and financial perspective.

We will investigate your cycling accident compensation claim and endeavour to see that you are adequately compensated for your injuries and financial losses. Our role in your bicycle claim goes further than this though and often sees us advising on part payments for the cost of repairing or replacing your bike, assessing your immediate needs and arranging private medical treatment, and supporting you in returning to cycling wherever possible.

The common causes of the accidents we deal with vary from collisions with motor vehicles, to defective road surfaces and faulty equipment. We will be happy to discuss your enquiry on a free of charge basis initially to help you decide whether to proceed with your cycling accident claim.




Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Somerset-based practice that comes recommended for its focus on spinal cord and brain injuries. Also offers niche expertise in areas such as fatal accidents and animal cases. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are all very approachable and friendly, and I think that’s the culture that exists throughout the firm. They are a close-knit team.” “They have that mentality of looking after the client first as opposed to their own interests. They always do what’s best for the client.” Notable practitioners: Stuart Brazington (Band 1) offers particular expertise in serious spinal cord and brain injury cases. According to one interviewee, he “knows his cases extremely well” and “has good judgement about which points are likely to be important.” Mark Hambleton (Associate to watch) covers a broad range of personal injury matters, including animal cases, sports injuries and motorcycle accidents. Sources describe him as “always very impressive” and note that he’s “very good with clients.””  Chambers 2017 Somerset

“What the team is known for: Outstanding personal injury practice adept at handling an impressive breadth of claims, including equine matters, industrial disease cases and cycling accidents. Notable expertise in chronic pain and fatal accident cases, as well as offering significant experience in catastrophic injury claims. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They were all empathetic but businesslike, and this formed absolutely the right mixture. Their advice was delivered to me in exactly the right way.” “They were brilliant and supportive.” Work highlights Acted for a professional jockey in a claim arising from a racing accident in Australia that resulted in complete paraplegia. The case was partially tried at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Advised the widow of a man killed by a bullock, bringing precedent-setting liability claims under the Animals Act. Notable practitioners: Ian Carrier (Band 1) offers extensive expertise in catastrophic injuries, with a particular focus on spinal and brain claims. Impressed clients describe him as “very experienced and knowledgeable,” and note that he “has a genuine interest in you as a person.” He is also praised for his creative approach to complex cases. Tracy Norris-Evans (Band 1) draws on a wealth of experience in severe injury claims, including paediatric cases and those involving complex neurological issues. She frequently acts as a trustee in high-value settlements. According to one impressed source, Helen Childs (Band 2) was “absolutely superb from the outset” and had “phenomenal attention to detail.” She is held in high regard for her focus on major asbestos-related claims.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and Surrounds

“Royds Withy King sits on the panels for the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum and Headway. Department head Louise Hart handles amputation, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, PTSD and facial injury matters. Stuart Brazington is also recommended.” Legal 500 2016 South West

“Royds Withy King, Tracy Norris-Evans is renowned for brain injury and paediatric work, and ‘shrewd lawyer and tactician’ Richard Brooks specialises in claims involving animals. Also recommended are Ian Carrier, who is adept in spinal injury claims; and Helen Childs, who leads the industrial diseases practice.” Legal 500 2016 South East


At a turbulent and difficult time following my road traffic accident, Mark Hambleton provided clear and straightforward expert advice and was a great source of support

Royds Withy King Cycling Accident Client

FAQs

If you have been injured whilst riding your bicycle in the last three years, you may have a valid claim for compensation. The most common causes of accidents are: motor vehicle collisions, defects in the road and faulty equipment. The most important thing you can do is get in touch if you would like some free of charge initial legal advice.

The time it takes to settle a claim varies greatly. It generally depends on 1) whether liability is disputed and 2) on the complexity of your injuries. We are experienced in obtaining interim payments for the costs of a damaged bike and to help while you’re recuperating. We can guide you on the likely timescale for concluding your claim when we hear about your accident.

As well as compensation for your physical and psychological injuries, you are also entitled to the financial losses and expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident. Examples include: 1) your bicycle, clothing and kit, 2) loss of earnings, overtime or bonus, 3) private medical expenses, 4) transport costs, 5) care, support and assistance and 6) future costs. We can discuss the losses with you in more detail at the beginning of your case. It is important to try and keep a record along with your receipts and photographs.

There are a number of funding options available. In the absence of a better method of funding from your point of view, we are happy to consider representing you on a Conditional Fee Agreement (“no win, no fee” basis). This is something we can discuss in much more detail when you get in touch to talk about your accident.

If your claim was settled within the last six years and you feel you have been let down by your previous legal team, we would be happy to speak to you. Also, if you are unhappy with your current legal representation, we may be able to help as we regularly take over the conduct of claims from other firms of solicitors. We would be happy to discuss this over the phone or via email.


Contact us to find out how our team of experts can get behind your cycling accident claim, by calling us on 0800 923 2068 or emailing pi.enquiries@roydswithyking.com.