Category Archives: Road Accidents

Bike Accidents Facts & Figures

How Safe is Cycling – Some Facts

Every year more and more people are cycling on Britain’s roads. In Great Britain, it is estimated that over a third of the adult population cycle. Whether people are cycling to work or for leisure, cyclists have to compete with other vehicles on the road for space. This raises questions about whether cycling is a safe way to get about.

How safe is cycling?

The latest available figures on cycling show that each year the number of cyclists, both adult and children, involved in road accidents is around 20,000. Of these, around 100 cyclists die on our streets.… Read more

How Much Can You Get From A Motorcycle Accident?

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For anyone unfortunate enough to be involved in a motorcycle crash, it can be a very distressing and often debilitating experience. Without the safe and reassuring cocoon of a car body around them, motorcyclists are far more vulnerable, and therefore far more likely to be injured or even killed. In fact, even though bikers represent only about 1% of all traffic on UK roads, they account for 20% of KSI collisions (Killed/Seriously Injured).

Some collisions occur when the rider runs out of talent or oversteps their abilities, causing them to lose control of their machine. However, a greater proportion of crashes are caused by road conditions such as Diesel spills, or actions by other drivers such as failing to see the motorcyclist approaching.… Read more

Back injury at work compensation amount

We all know there is very little that is more painful or more debilitating than a back injury. Everyday we expect to come home from work in the same state we started, maybe a little more tired after a hard days work, but we don’t expect a back injury that impedes upon our day to day life. If you suffer a back injury at work then you should be due compensation, the question is what is the back injury at work compensation amount?

This can differ according to severity of the injury and duration of the recovery. There are places online that offer a compensation calculator to find an approximate figure of compensation that you’d receive for your back injury, but below are of few of the guidelines concerning the amount of compensation.… Read more

The first things to do when you’ve been in a road accident

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When you are involved in a road traffic accident there are a number of things you must do, both by law and common sense. Clearly the first thing to do is to identify if anyone is injured, or if an animal had been involved and injured, and what damage is immediately identifiable. It is also wise to bear in mind that what you do at the scene of the accident could affect any issues related to road accident compensation claims.

Legally, it is an offence if you fail to stop when you are involved in an accident if anyone is injured or any damage is caused.… Read more

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Road Traffic Accident?

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Road Traffic Accident?

Every year, thousands of people are involved in road accidents involving cars, buses, motorbikes and lorries. If you’ve been in a car accident, a personal injury team will be able to put together a legal claim on your behalf in order to claim you compensation. The amount of compensation that is able to be claimed will depend on the type and severity of the injury you received, the effect that it has had on your life, as well as other things such as mental trauma caused or medical costs. Amounts per type of injury are set out according to the Judicial Studies Board (JSB).… Read more

Do I need to report a road accident to the police?

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When you’ve been involved in a road accident, whether you need to report it or not will depend on any injuries suffered by another party and/or whether you have given the necessary details at the accident scene. The Road Traffic Act 1988 (section 170) provides further clarification on your responsibilities following a collision.

Essentially, the legislation states that as a driver, if you’re involved in an accident on the road and any of the following occur you must take certain steps:

• Injury to a person, other than you;
• Damage to another vehicle or to property;
• Death or injury to an animal (these are defined as a dog, horse, pig, cattle, goat, sheep, mule or ass) except those in your own vehicle or trailer.… Read more

Do you need to see a doctor if claiming for whiplash?

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Whiplash is one of the most common injuries people experience when involved in a car accident, caused by damage to the neck due to the sudden impact and stop. The term refers to the neck’s unnaturally fast movement forward and back, like the crack of a whip, which can result in tissue and muscle damage. The usual after-effect is a prolonged period of pain and stiffness in the neck, with many people finding it difficult to move or stretch. Whiplash injuries are seen in large amounts of insurance claims for those involved in car accidents, with many gaining settlements for their injuries.… Read more