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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.

    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.

    No win no fee service

    You may be worried about being left out of pocket if you start a motorbike accident claim. After all, it’s no secret that legal costs can be expensive. But with Accident Compensation Helpline, there’s no need to worry. That’s a promise. Your claim will be handled by expert injury lawyers who work on a no win, no fee basis. It means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t have to pay a penny. And if you do secure compensation, the solicitor fees will be taken from the amount you are awarded. This amount may vary depending upon the circumstances of your claim, but will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront, before you start your claim. So you never have to worry about being left with unexpected bills. You’re in complete control.

    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. 

    Who pays the compensation for a motorcycle accident?

    The exact source of your motorcycle accident compensation depends on who was at fault. But the key thing to remember is that your compensation will almost always be paid by an insurer. That means you don’t need to worry if the person at fault for the accident can’t afford to pay you what you deserve.

    For example, if another driver is to blame for your accident, compensation will be settled through their vehicle insurance. And if they were breaking the law and driving without insurance, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau will step in to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

    But what if there were no other drivers involved in your accident? Well, in the case of poor road conditions, the Highways Agency or the relevant local authority may be liable for paying your compensation. Or if your bike suffered a mechanical error, the manufacturer may be responsible. The vast majority of businesses have insurance that covers personal injury claims – which means they will always have access to the funds needed to pay your compensation if your claim is successful.

    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. And that’s not just lip service. 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.

    Does your claim qualify

    If you feel what happened was unfair, then you deserve clear advice to find out where you stand. You may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

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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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