Making a cycling accident claim with Thompsons Solicitors
According to the Department for Transport, 3,430 cyclists suffered serious or fatal injuries in the year ending September 2016 alone. Unfortunately, this figure does not appear to be dropping, and does not include accidents that go unreported or are not required to be recorded by the authorities.
Many trade union members are sometimes at a loss as to who to turn to for justice in their time of need, especially after suffering serious injuries such as brain injuries, amputation injuries and spinal injuries in cycling accidents. Thompsons Solicitors, the UK’s leading trade union law firm, can help.
Thompsons Solicitors’ cycling accident specialists have seen first-hand the catastrophic impact these injuries can have on trade union members and their families. Over the past 90 plus years, our personal injury lawyers have helped hundreds of thousands of road accident victims to secure substantial compensation and specialist rehabilitative support, and we can help you too.
"Even though my accident wasn’t work-related, I was still able to claim for compensation, which is very reassuring and proved a big help to me and my family.”
Many of Thompsons Solicitors’ road accident lawyers are keen cyclists themselves, and actively campaign tirelessly, alongside charities such as Brake and RoadPeace, for improved cycling safety on British roads. While advancements have been made, there are still far too many trade union members living with life-changing injuries because of road accidents.
Thompsons Solicitors can provide legal support to trade union members, or their loved ones, if they have been injured in a cycling accident. Unlike most other law firms, who will charge a ‘success fee’ of up to 25 per cent of your compensation, we will never take a cut - instead, you will receive 100 per cent of the compensation, as well as free legal guidance and support throughout the claims process as part of your union scheme.
Every cycling accident is different and the consequences can vary from relatively minor injuries to life-changing harm. In certain circumstances, Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury lawyers can negotiate an early interim payment to help pay for vital medical treatments and adaptations to the member’s home as they begin to cope with their cycling injuries.
Thompsons Solicitors will only ever represent the injured trade union member – as a matter of principle we have never acted for insurance companies who represent the defendant in accident claims. If you, or a relative, have been injured in a cycling accident, get in touch with Thompsons Solicitors’ road accident specialists who can work with your trade union to ensure the best possible outcome to your case.
Start a claim by filling in our online form or call us on 0800 0 224 224.