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Bike Couriers Injured At Work

Bike Couriers injured at work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Bike Couriers injured at Work


No Win No Fee Compensation Claims for Bike Courier Injuries


Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on no win no fee claims for bike couriers injured at work.


Bike Couriers injured at Work claims


Injuries sustained in bike and motorbike accidents can be some of the severest among road traffic accidents because of cyclists’ and motorcyclists’ exposure to other vehicles.


Bike and motorbike couriers may be working as employees, contractors or sole traders – but if cyclists and motorbike riders are injured in an accident which was the fault of another road user or party, a no win no fee claim can be made against the insurer of the party liable for the accident or injury.


Employers should also provide bike couriers with personal protective equipment (PPE) and make sure they have training in lifting and carrying loads safely.


Accidents bike couriers can claim for include:


  • Falls (slippery stairs and floors, broken steps)
  • Faulty products and equipment (helmets and protective clothing, defective tyres)
  • Lifting heavy loads/deliveries (spinal and neck/shoulder injuries)
  • Road traffic accidents (HGVs, buses, pedestrians, cars and vans, police and emergency vehicles, avoiding dogs, horse and livestock on roads)
  • Public liability injuries (slip or fall in public place)
  • Slips and trips (loose paving slabs, tree stumps)
  • Road surface accidents (oil spills, potholes).


Injuries bike couriers sustain in accidents may be minor or severe – or lead to permanent disability. Claims can be made for:


  • Amputation
  • Blindness/sight impairment
  • Brain injury
  • Burns and abrasions
  • Concussion
  • Crush injuries
  • Deafness/hearing impairment
  • Dental injury
  • Fractures
  • Head injury
  • Lacerations
  • Muscle damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Paraplegia/quadriplegia/tetraplegia
  • Scarring
  • Spinal injury
  • Whiplash injuries.


How long do Bike Couriers injured at Work have to claim compensation?


Claims for bike couriers injured at work fall under the area of law known as personal injury.


Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a compensation claim for injury sustained in a bike courier accident.


Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.


Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured working as a bike courier.


Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured in accident while working as a bike courier and is still recovering in hospital.


How much compensation can Bike Couriers injured at Work claim?


Compensation for bike courier accidents and injuries at work includes:


  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included. .


Who will pay compensation claims involving bike couriers injured at work?


Compensation paid to bike couriers injured at work would usually be paid by the insurance company of the party liable for causing the injury – such as the insurance company of another road user or an employer’s insurance company.


Low-value road traffic accident (RTA) claims between £1,000 and £10,000 can be fast-tracked through the RTA Claims Portal.


Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.


Most compensation claims for bike couriers injured at work are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.


But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases and bike courier claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best claims solicitor for Bike Couriers injured at Work


  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic bike injuries and accidents can be – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a compensation claim for bike courier injuries is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts claims for bike courier accidents and injuries on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from injuries sustained in an accident while working as a bike courier – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your claim for bike courier injuries at work
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in claims for cycle accidents injuries and claims for bike courier accidents.


Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for injuries sustained while working as a bike courier by calling 020 7923 4020.

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