Types of cycle accident injuries

Depending on how severe a cycle accident injury is, you may need months or years of medical care and rehabilitation.

Head injuries

By far the most common type of cycle accident injuries sustained are those to the head, with data suggesting that they affect more than 40% of adult cyclists and 45% of child cyclists. Head injuries can vary dramatically in severity from cuts, hairline fractures to concussions, severe brain damage and fatal injuries.

Concussion is the most common form of head injury sustained by cyclists involved in accidents, which can cause memory loss, temporary loss of brain function, dizziness, ringing in the ears and loss of speech control.

If involved in a high speed cycle accident it is more likely the head injury will be a lot more serious.

Any head injury can be hugely devastating on a person's emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as to their loved ones. At Cycle Accident Claims, our expert team of head injury specialists are on hand to make sure we get you the proper care and compensation required for you to live as normal a life as possible following a traumatic head injury.

We will ensure you get the necessary specialist medical treatment and rehabilitation needed, as well as any adjustments to ensure your quality of life doesn’t suffer.

Sprains, fractures and breaks

Due to the nature of cycling, your limbs, knees and ankles are at risk of injury when you’re on the move. These can range from minor sprains to severe breaks or fractures. 

Broken bones are a very common form of injury, however if soft tissue is also damaged this can lead to injuries such as torn ligaments.

Leg injuries

 It’s not surprising that the legs are so vulnerable when cycling, with roughly 25% of cyclists involved in accidents suffering injuries to their legs.

A leg injury can keep you away from your bike for a long time and potentially require a stay in hospital depending on the severity.

This can cause a great deal of stress to any cyclist and at Cycle Accident Claims we will ensure that you get the medical treatment and compensation you deserve.

Spinal injuries

Spinal injuries are typical of cycling accident injuries, but can have catastrophic consequences.

Injuring the spine can affect other types of the body making it difficult to move and could result in paralysis.

The most common types of spinal injury from a cycle accident are:

  • Fractures
  • Slipped discs
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Coccydynia

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