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Making Cycling Accident Claims with Winns

Cyclists are some of the most at-risk road users, so it's important to know how to make a cycling accident claim should you be involved in an accident.

In a collision with a car or other vehicle, a cyclist could end up suffering from broken bones, torn ligaments and muscles, head and brain injuries, or even fatal injuries, depending on the circumstances and protective clothing worn.

In these cases, you can rely on Winns not only to get you the compensation you need, but also the advice, support and medical treatments (such as physiotherapy) necessary to get you back on your feet.

How to make a cycling accident claim

If you have been injured while riding your bike, then there are some steps that you can take to maximise your chances of making a successful cycling accident claim.

First of all, if you (or another party) are able to document the scene following a collision then you will be generating evidence that can be extremely useful when your case is heard. Witness statements from bystanders can also be helpful.

You may seek medical attention before making your bike accident claim, however, Winns will arrange for you to speak to a medical expert as part of your personal injury claim. While it is true that a doctor's note can be invaluable to the settlement process, with details of your injuries factoring into the generation of cycle accident compensation, your case handler will ensure you get the medical treatment and care you need.

The most vital step is to contact Winns and let our claims handling team take care of the rest. They'll keep you updated throughout the entire bike accident claim process, from the first chat on the phone through to a settlement being presented and agreed.

Who can make a claim for cycle accident compensation?

Any cyclist who has been injured in a non-fault collision with a vehicle can make a claim for cycle accident compensation. Cycling accident claims can also be brought forward by family members in cases where a loved one suffered fatal injuries.

If you want to make a claim for cycle accident compensation, either for yourself or on behalf of the deceased, contact Winns today.

What our clients say about Winns

Winns helps thousands of people to make personal injury claims each year, getting them the medical treatment, compensation, and all important information that they need to rebuild their lives.  Thanks to the hard work of our team, we hold an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot, the consumer review site.

Here are just a few of our latest client reviews:

Phoned Winns after an accident I had, can’t fault the process, the lad who dealt with me was great, explained everything and told me what would happen throughout the whole process. Nice easy smooth phone call. Would definitely recommend Winns after an accident.

Michael Herring

Winn solicitors have been great in dealing with all aspects of my accident. Jake provided amazing customer service nothing was a problem. My claim is currently ongoing but Winns have up to now been a 5 star company many thanks!

Kelly Douglas

Currently being dealt with by Diane and the service has been great. You even get a log in to see how your case is progressing, which is amazing. Physio and medical appointments were arranged very quickly. Very happy with the service.

Mrs. Lawton

Start your bike accident claim with Winns today by calling or using our Live Chat tool.

Who do I make a bike accident claim against?

Cycling accident claims are made against the insurance of the at-fault party, and this is where your settlement will come from.

In some cases, it may be necessary to make a claim against insurance held by a business, rather than an individual, such as if you are struck by a motorist who is employed as a driver and was at work at the time.

Why make cycling accident claims with Winns?

Winns will take care of every element of your bike accident claim. That means we arrange for you to have physiotherapy (or other relevant medical treatments), and provide you with the information that you need at every step of the cycle accident compensation claims process. Our job is to make sure that you are happy, informed, and able to recover in peace.

We'll be in touch as soon as a settlement has been agreed, but we also encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions at all about cycle accident claims.

As soon as I made the claim the team has been more than reliable and easy to work with. Within 24 hours everything has been logged and sorted straight away. I've not got a final word on the claim as it's early stages of the process but I'm more than confident and satisfied with the progress made in this short period.

H. Evans

First time using a solicitor's and couldn't of had a better advisor. Explained everything properly and made the whole experience very reassuring for me so I didn't have to worry. Covered everything to a point so I felt I didn't need to ask questions

Emma Louise Bacon

Call or use Live Chat today to start your bike accident claim with Winns.

Cycling accident claims - The FAQ

What should you do if a car hits a cyclist?

If you witness an accident where a car has hit a cyclist, then you should call the emergency services straight away. Tend to any injured parties if you have the knowledge to do so, but do not move them until an ambulance arrives.

You should document the scene to aid with any future claim from the injured party, as well as writing a witness statement and providing your contact details.

Can a cyclist claim against a car?

A cyclist is entitled to make a bike accident claim against the driver of a car following a collision. You can find more information on road traffic accidents on our dedicated page, here, but if you are unsure as to who is at fault then one of our claims handlers will be able to give you further advice.

How much compensation can I get for a bike accident?

Cycle accident compensation amounts vary according to the specifics of each case. In order to arrive at a settlement amount for cycling accident claims, factors such as severity of the injuries, lasting impact, loss of earnings, and expenses are all taken into account.

Your Winns claims handler will be able to give you a better understanding of how much your claim is worth.

How long do I have to make a cycling accident claim?

You must make your claim within three years of the accident occurring. If you try and claim outside the three-year period, your claim will be considered time-barred, and will not proceed. Children injured in bike accidents can claim up until they reach the age of 18.

You can find more information on the time limit for claims on the Citizens Advice website, here.

Having never had to make a claim before we were quite nervous about it all. Diane was so helpful and talked us through everything. It's great to be able to talk to talk to someone who can take your nerves away. Thank you once again.

Owen Eric John Cottrell

I had Emma as my case handler and she has been nothing but helpful throughout the process even when the "other side" were being difficult...[I] would highly recommend both Winns and Emma.


Speak to Winns today by phone or using Live Chat to start your claim for cycle accident compensation.

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