Many negative effects can arise following a cycling accident. Making a compensation claim can help to ‘undo’ as many of these effects as possible.
The compensation you claim will be financial, but claiming can also bring many other benefits. These include:
- Assisting your recovery by getting you treated – After an injury, your first priority will be to recover and get back to normal as soon as possible. Timely treatment can make a big difference. However, NHS waiting times for rehabilitation (such as physiotherapy) could delay your access to much-needed treatment. Paying for it privately yourself may not be possible, or could place a financial burden on you at an already difficult time. However, when you are making a claim, treatment can often be arranged through a medical agency, allowing you to receive treatment and claim those costs from the negligent party’s insurance company.
- Redressing some of the injustice you have suffered – Unfortunately, there is no way to actually ‘undo’ an accident. But if you do not make a claim, the injustice will remain with no measure of recompense at all.
- Easing any financial worries – After an accident, worries about your health are often followed by worries about your income. Many financial losses can arise from an accident, such as damage to your bike and equipment, and lost earnings from time off work. Claiming for repayment of these losses, as well as your injuries themselves, can help to ease money concerns. In certain situations, compensation can be paid whilst a claim is ongoing. These are called ‘interim payments’.