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    Claiming compensation for a motorcycle accident

    Motorcycle accident claims can be complicated – especially if you have experienced a serious injury. We can guide you through each step of the journey to help you secure the compensation you deserve, without exposing you to any financial risk.

    Accident Compensation Helpline is a long established and trusted personal injury claims company. With over 20 years experience, we’ve helped many thousands of people claim compensation for many different types of accident and injury claims.

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    Guidance on motorcycle accident claims

    As any biker knows, life on two wheels can be exhilarating. But there’s no doubt that motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users.


    You don’t have the outer shell of a car to protect you, and your body is exposed while travelling at speed. Unfortunately this means that a road traffic accident or collision has the potential to leave you with serious injuries. Sadly motorcyclists are sometimes injured through no fault of their own. Too often drivers simply don’t notice motorcyclists – pulling out in front of them or opening a door into their path. Other times motorcycle accident claims arise from poorly maintained roads or even a defective component on the bike.


    Following a motorcycle accident you may be left with physical injuries as well as psychological trauma that can take many months to heal. In rare and sad circumstances, your injuries may affect you for the rest of your life. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial cost of that when the accident wasn’t your fault. It’s true that no amount of compensation can take away what happened. But taking action to get the compensation you deserve can help to resolve the injustice and give you a little closure on the ordeal, so you can begin to move forward more positively. Even if you feel you were partially at fault for the accident, we can still help you to secure compensation. Give our friendly team a call and we can walk you through the process of starting a claim.


    If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you deserve clear guidance on whether you are entitled to compensation. Get started with a quick call to our trusted UK advice team or complete the form and let us call you back.

    What can I claim for?

    You can claim for the actual injuries you have suffered – this is called ‘general damages’. How much your claim will be worth varies significantly depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, but your specialist lawyer will talk you through this.

    You can also claim for any accident-related financial losses known as ‘special damages’, for example:

    • Personal injury

      A compensation claim can be made for injuries sustained and for pain and suffering.

    • Loss of earnings

      In addition to your normal wages, you may have lost out on potential overtime, bonuses or commission because of your injuries. You can claim for all of these if they relate to the accident.

    • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs

      This includes things like prescription costs, the cost of buying equipment to help in your rehabilitation, and the cost of private medical treatment if you have to ‘go private’.

    • Travel expenses

      That could be, for instance, taxis or public transport to hospital appointments.

    • Damaged clothing and personal items

      Sometimes, personal belongings and clothing can be damaged in an accident. You may be able to claim for these too.

    • Interim payments

      Interim payments may be available in certain circumstances. We understand that an accident can cause financial hardship to the injured person and their family. Our solicitors will always try to secure interim payments where needed.

    How much can you claim after a motorcycle accident?

    You are likely very curious about how much you can claim for a motorcycle accident. The truth is that it varies. While some claims companies offer guideline figures, we prefer to be honest with you from the get-go. It’s simply not possible to estimate a figure until we know what happened to you. That’s because every claim is unique. The amount of compensation you are entitled to depends on the unique details of your accident. You could secure anything from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds – or more. The only way to find out is to call us.
    What we will promise is this: our experienced solicitors will do everything they can to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for you. As well as looking into the details of the accident, we will assess things like lost income, the cost of attending rehab clinics, the knock-on effects to your future career as well as the psychological impact of your accident. We even consider the loss of ability to play your favourite sports or take part in hobbies, as well as compensating loved ones for the time they have sacrificed in helping you to recuperate.
    And if you need money quickly, your solicitors may be able to obtain interim payments that help to remove any immediate financial pressures that you are facing.
    Once you have received your money, it’s yours to spend as you please.

    We’re not like other claims companies. Here’s our promise…

    There are several different personal injury claims companies out there. That’s because – unfortunately – accidents that should have been prevented happen every day. But here’s the thing. Not all claims companies are the same – and some can be highly impersonal. With Accident Compensation Helpline, you are never just another statistic. We treat every person who calls us with the compassion and respect they deserve. And we will only take on your case if we really think we can help you, rather than pressuring you into the process of making a claim that doesn’t stand much chance of success.

    We know that seeking compensation can feel daunting. It can be painful to relive the circumstances surrounding your motorcycle accident. And it’s likely that you have questions about the process of making a claim: how long it will take, whether you will have to go to court and so on. We are here to give you clear and honest guidance to help you make your decisions with confidence. And if you do decide to claim, we will guide you through every step of the process, keeping you up to speed as your case develops. We’ll be there for you.

    When is the best time to claim?

    It can be tempting to put your motorbike accident claim off – especially if you are recovering from serious injuries. But our advice would be to try and get started as soon as you feel well enough. That way you will still be able to recall the details of your accident and it will be easier to gather any evidence we need to build a strong case for your compensation. There are also certain legal timeframes within which you need to begin your claim. Our experienced team can give you fast guidance on whether you are likely to be entitled to compensation.
    Call us now on freephone 0800 0511 511 to speak to our friendly advisors.

    What should you expect when you call us?

    Customer service is really important to us. When you call us, you can expect to be treated with warmth, compassion and respect. The first step is for our advice team to take a few details and talk through the available options with you. If we think you have a case and you want to proceed, we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of experts who are experienced with claims like yours.

    Your solicitor will then complete a detailed assessment of your case and let you know how they can help you. If you want to go ahead – and you always have the final say – your solicitor will begin legal proceedings, keeping you informed as the case develops. Oh and remember: our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. You won’t have to pay a penny to anyone if your claim is unsuccessful. Your solicitor will only make money from your case if its successful, at which point they will take their fee from the compensation that you are awarded. This is typically around 25% of the total sum.

    Why choose Accident Compensation Helpline?

    There’s a reason that Accident Compensation Helpline has become one of the UK’s leading accident compensation experts: we treat customers with integrity. By providing clear insight we make it easy for our customers to make their decisions with confidence. Over the years we have helped thousands of people win compensation for a huge range of accident and injury claims. If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, we have the expertise to help you too.

    Clear advice that won’t cost you a penny

    If you would like to know more about your available options, our friendly support team can help. It’s free to talk to us – and there’s no pressure. It’s simply about finding out where you stand. That’s the least you deserve.

    With free access to legal experts, finding out whether you might have a claim is quick, easy and hassle free.


    Get started with a quick call to our trusted UK advice team. Or complete the form below and let us call you back.

    No win, no fee service

    Our panel of solicitors offer a no win, no fee service. This simply means that if you don’t win your claim, there will be no cost to you. 

    Customers typically pay a success fee out of the compensation awarded to cover their legal costs. This will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront.

    If you would like to know more about your available options, we’re here to help. It’s free to talk to us – and there’s no pressure to start a claim. 

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            • Neck & Back Injuries
              • Neck Injuries

                £2,450 to £7,890

                Where a full recovery takes place within a period of about one to two years.

              • Neck Injuries

                £24,990 to £38,490

                Injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion.

              • Neck Injuries

                £45,470 to £148,330

                Neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.

              • Back Injury

                £7,890 to £12,510

                Where a full recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within about two to five years.

              • Back Injury

                £12,510 to £27,760

                Many frequently encountered injuries to the back such as disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries resulting in a prolonged acceleration and / or exacerbation of a pre-existing back condition.

              • Back Injury

                £91,090 to £160,980

                Cases of the most severe injury involving damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a combination of very serious consequences not normally found in cases of back injury.

            • Head Injuries
              • Brain or Head Injury

                £2,210 to £12,770

                In these cases brain damage, if any, will have been minimal. The bottom of the bracket will reflect full recovery within a few weeks.

              • Brain Damage

                £43,060 to £219,0700

                This category is distinguished from the moderately severe category by the fact that the degree of dependence is markedly lower.

              • Brain Damage

                £219,070 to £282,010

                The insured person will be very seriously disabled. There will be substantial dependence on others and a need for constant professional and other care.

              • Brain Damage

                £282,010 to £403,990

                In cases at the top of this bracket there may be some ability to follow basic commands, recovery of eye opening and return of sleep and waking patterns and postural reflex movement.

            • Shoulder Injuries
              • Shoulder Injury

                £2,450 to £7,890

                Soft tissue injury to your shoulder with considerable pain but almost complete recovery within one to two years.

              • Shoulder Injury

                £7,890 to £12,770

                Frozen shoulder with limitation of movement and discomfort with symptoms persisting for about two years. Also soft tissue injuries with more than minimal symptoms persisting after two years but not permanent. Often associated with neck injuries and involving damage to the brachial plexus resulting in significant disability.

              • Fracture of Clavicle

                £5,150 to £12,240

                The level of the award will depend on extent of fracture, level of disability, residual symptoms, and whether temporary or permanent, and whether union is anatomically displaced.

            • Eye Injuries
              • Eye Injury

                £3,950 to £8,730

                In this bracket fall cases of minor injuries, such as being struck in the eye, exposure to fumes including smoke, or being splashed by liquids, causing initial pain and some temporary interference with vision.

              • Complete Loss of Sight in One Eye

                £49,270 to £54,830

                This award takes account of some risk of sympathetic ophthalmia.

              • Total Loss of One Eye

                £54,830 to £65,710

                The level of the award within the bracket will depend on age, psychiatric consequences, and cosmetic effect.

            • Hearing Loss
              • Partial Hearing Loss and/or Tinnitus

                £7,010 to £45,540

                This category covers the bulk of deafness cases which usually result from exposure to noise at work over a prolonged period.

              • Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear

                £31,310 to £45,540

                Cases will tend towards the higher end of the bracket where there are associated problems, such as tinnitus, dizziness or headaches.

              • Total Deafness

                £90,750 to £109,650

                The lower end of the bracket is appropriate for cases where there is no speech deficit or tinnitus. The higher end is appropriate for cases involving both of these.

            • Facial Injuries
              • Fractures of Nose or Nasal Complex

                £3,950 to £5,100

                (Displaced fracture where recovery is complete but only after surgery.)

              • Fractures of Cheekbones

                £10,200 to £15,780

                Serious Fractures requiring surgery but with lasting consequences such as paraesthesia in the cheeks or the lips or some element of disfigurement.

              • Fractures of Jaws

                £17,960 to £30,490

                Serious fracture with permanent consequences such as difficulty in opening the mouth or with eating or where there is paraesthesia in the area of the jaw.

              • Damage to Teeth

                £8,730 to £11,410

                Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth.

            • Arm Injuries
              • Loss Of One Arm

                Not less than £137,160

                Arm amputated at the shoulder.

              • Arm Injury

                £19,200 to £39,170

                While there will have been significant disabilities, a substantial degree of recovery will have taken place or will be expected.

              • Simple Fractures

                £6,610 to £19,200

                Simple Fractures of the Forearm.

            • Elbow Injuries
              • Elbow Injury

                £39,170 to £54,830

                A Severely Disabling Injury.

              • Elbow Injury

                £15,650 to £32,010

                Injuries causing impairment of function but not involving major surgery or significant disability.

              • Elbow Injury

                Up to £12,590

                Most elbow injuries fall into this category. They comprise simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and lacerations; i.e., those injuries which cause no permanent damage and do not result in any permanent impairment of function.

            • Wrist Injuries
              • Wrist Injuries

                £3,530 to £4,740

                Undisplaced or minimal displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries necessitating application of plaster or bandage for a matter of weeks and a full or virtual recovery within up to 12 months or so.

              • Wrist Injuries

                £12,590 to £24,500

                Where these still result in some permanent disability as, for example, a degree of persisting pain and stiffness.

              • Wrist Injuries

                £47,620 to £59,860

                Injuries resulting in complete loss of function in the wrist, for example, where an arthrodesis has been performed.

            • Hand / Finger Injuries
              • Damage to Both Hands

                £55,820 to £84,570

                Such injuries will have given rise to permanent cosmetic disability and significant loss of function.

              • Hand Injury

                £5,720 to £13,280

                Crush injuries, penetrating wounds, soft tissue type and deep lacerations. The top of the bracket would be appropriate where surgery has failed and permanent disability remains. The bottom of the bracket would be appropriate for permanent but non-intrusive symptoms.

              • Hand Injuries

                £12,170 to £18,740

                Total Loss of Index Finger.

              • Hand Injuries

                £35,520 to £54,830

                Loss of Thumb.

            • Hip / Pelvis Injury
              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £39,170 to £130,930

                Extensive fractures of the pelvis involving, for example, dislocation of a low back joint and a reputed bladder, or a hip injury resulting in spondylolisthesis of a low back joint with intolerable pain and necessitating spinal fusion.

              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £26,590 to £39,170

                Significant injury to the pelvis or hip but any permanent disability is not major and any future risk not great.

              • Hip / Pelvis Injury

                £3,950 to £12,950

                Cases where despite significant injury there is little or no residual disability. Where there has been a complete recovery within two years, the award may but is unlikely to exceed the mid-point in the range.

            • Leg Injuries
              • Above-Knee Amputation of One Leg

                £104,830 to £137,470

                The award will depend upon such factors as the level of the amputation; the severity of any phantom pains; associated psychological problems; the success of any prosthetics; any side effects such as backache and the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the remaining joints of both lower limbs or in the hips and spine.

              • Leg Injury

                £39,200 to £54,830

                Serious compound or comminuted fractures or injuries to joints or ligaments resulting in instability, prolonged treatment, a lengthy period of non-weight-bearing, the near certainty that arthritis will ensue; extensive scarring. To justify an award within this bracket a combination of such features will generally be necessary.

              • Leg Injury

                £17,960 to £27,760

                Fractures from which an incomplete recovery is made or serious soft tissue injuries.

              • Leg Injuries

                £9,110 to £14,080

                Simple fracture of a femur with no damage to articular surfaces.

            • Knee Injuries
              • Knee Injury

                £26,190 to £96,210

                Serious knee injury where there has been disruption of the joint, the development of ostearthristis, gross ligamentous damage, lengthy treatment, considerable pain and loss of function, an arthroplasty or arthrodesis has taken place or is inevitable.

              • Knee Injury

                £14,840 to £26,190

                Injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor instability, wasting, weakness, or other mild future disability.

            • Ankle Injuries
              • Ankle Injury

                £31,310 to £50,060

                Injuries necessitating and extensive period of treatment and/or a lengthy period in plaster or where pins and plates have been inserted and there is significant residual disability in the form of ankle instability and severely limited ability to walk.

              • Ankle Injury

                £13,740 to £26,590

                Fractures, ligamentous tears and the like which give rise to less serious disabilities such as difficulty in walking on uneven ground, difficulty standing or walking for long periods of time, awkwardness on stairs, irritation from metal plates and residual scarring.

              • Ankle Injury

                Up to £13,740

                The less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries.

            • Toe Injuries
              • Toe Injury

                In the region of £31,310

                Amputation of the Great Toe.

              • Toe Injuries

                Up to £9,600

                These injuries include relatively straight forward fractures or the exacerbation of a pre-existing degenerative condition or laceration injuries to one or more toes.

            • Hair Damage
              • Hair / Scalp Injuries

                £7,340 to £11,020

                Damage to hair in consequence of defective permanent waving, tinting, or the like, where the effects are dermatitis, eczema or tingling or 'burning' of the scalp causing dry, brittle hair, which breaks off and/or falls out, leading to distress, depression, embarrassment and loss of confidence, and inhibitating social life

              • Hair / Scalp Injuries

                Up to £9,600

                Less serious versions of the above where symptoms are fewer or only of a minor character; also, cases where hair has been pulled out leaving bald patches.

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