Cyclists are among some of the most vulnerable road users.

Every year, thousands of cyclists are injured on UK roads – some fatally so. Thompsons Solicitors’ skilled cycling accident lawyers, many of whom are keen cyclists themselves, have directly seen the devastating impact these types of accidents can have on cyclists and their families.

If you have been injured in a cycling incident you could be eligible to start a bicycle accident claim.


Thompsons Solicitors has decades of experience in successfully supporting victims of road traffic accidents and cycling incidents, helping them to secure cycling accident compensation for the physical, emotional and economic hardship their injuries have caused.

We campaign with road safety groups for better cycle safety in the UK and only ever represent injured people, never insurers.

If you or a family member have been involved in a cycling accident and want to know if you can make a bike accident claim, speak to Thompsons Solicitors’ road traffic accident lawyers on 0800 0 224 224, or fill out our no-obligation online claim form. We will call you back within 24 hours.


1. Who can claim cycling accident compensation?

If you are aged 18 or over and have been knocked off your bike by another road user, or suffered injuries in a road accident while on your bicycle, then you could make a cycling accident claim.

Contact our road accident lawyers to investigate a claim for cycling accident compensation.

2. What type of personal injuries are common in cycling accident claims?

Cycling injuries vary extensively. These can include everything from cuts and bruises through to broken bones and brain and spinal injuries, in addition to psychological trauma.

To make a bike accident claim, our road traffic accident lawyers will need to demonstrate a direct link between your injuries and your accident.

3. How much does it cost to make a cycling accident claim?

At Thompsons Solicitors, we try to keep our charges as low as possible, so you can keep the maximum compensation.

If you are a trade union member, you can access free legal advice and representation on behalf Thompsons Solicitors through your union’s legal service, along with 100 per cent compensation if your claim is successful. Your family members may also benefit from your union membership. Speak to your union representative for more information.

If you are not a trade union member, Thompsons Solicitors offers other payment options, including our ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. You can find out more about our options on our fees and payment page.

You can also contact our experienced solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 who will be happy to discuss these options with you and offer any advice on making bicycle accident claims.

4. How much cycling accident compensation could I get?

Every cycling accident claim and injury is different and has a unique impact on the cyclist and their family. As a result, the compensation amounts can vary quite considerably.

Our cycle accident lawyers will seek to recover any expenses you have incurred since the accident, including any loss of earnings, or the cost of the home adaption or long-term medical care for those with, particularly severe injuries.

5. How long will I have to wait for compensation for my cycling accident claim?

The length of time taken to secure personal injury compensation for a bike accident claim differs according to the complexity of the case.

We understand the importance of bringing your claim to a swift conclusion, so you can try and put the accident behind you and get on with your life. Rest assured our lawyers will ensure you are kept up-to-date on the development of your cycling accident claim.

Unlike some lawyers, just because we’ve tried to settle your bike accident claim as quickly as possible doesn’t mean we will under-settle your claim. We will always fight for the maximum compensation possible.

6. Do I need a medical report to make a compensation claim?

Yes. Medical reports are important to demonstrate the injuries caused by your accident and their long-term, as well as immediate, impact on your lifestyle and health to support your cycling accident claim.

Our experienced solicitors will arrange for you to see a medical expert as quickly as possible, and at a time and place convenient to you.

7. Is there a time limit on making a bike accident claim?

Yes. All personal injury claims are subject to a three-year deadline from the day of your injury, however, there are a few exceptions.

We recommend anyone who has been injured in a cycling accident to get in touch with our experts sooner rather than later. The quicker you start your bike accident claim, the less likely you are to forget details of the accident that may prove important to your case.

To start a cycling accident claim, call our friendly team on 0800 0 224 224 or fill in our simple online claim form.

8. I was knocked off my bike in a hit and run incident and the driver is untraceable. Can I still make a cycling accident compensation claim?

Yes. Even if the driver responsible for your accident is untraceable, you can still make a cycling accident claim.

Thompsons Solicitors’ team will help you make a claim to the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) and will work with the police and witnesses to gather any additional information that may be needed to progress your cyclist accident claim.

9. I was knocked off my bike by an uninsured driver – can I make a cyclist accident claim?

Yes. The MIB also offers a scheme to compensate people injured by uninsured drivers. We will work with the authorities and witnesses to gather information that we can present to the MIB on your behalf.

10. Why should I choose Thompsons Solicitors to make a cycling accident claim?

Thompsons Solicitors cycling accident experts always act in the best interest of individuals and never the car insurance industry or insurers in general.

The firm has a long and proud history of standing up for the injured and their loved ones and successfully securing substantial financial compensation.

To find out more about how we can help you secure cycling accident compensation, call us on 0800 0 224 224 or fill in our online claim form.