TYPES OF CYCLE INJURIES
An Overview of the Types of Cycle Injuries
A cycling injury can be very traumatic. The following are examples of how cycling injuries can be classified into different trauma zones. This guide should be able to help you recognise the broad scope of injuries when you see them.
The most frequent kind of cycle injury is that concerning the head. Nearly half of all major cycle injuries occur to the head. This is bad enough, without the knowledge that head injuries can be extremely dangerous. However, they do range from minor, such as small cuts, to incredibly dangerous concussions, brain damage and fatal impacts.
The most common kind of head injury is a concussin. These can lead to memory loss, a loss of brain function, dizziness, spells of tinitus and a loss of speech control.
This being said, any head injury can be hugely devastating, both emotionally and physically. That is why we are here to help you get compensation for your injuries. Call us now on 0204 542 8247 to start this process.
Soft Tissue Damage
While not normally life threatening, soft tissue injuries can be some of the most painful injuries to suffer; They tend to persist in the lumbar region of the spine, the lower middle or upper back and the shoulders.
Many of these areas contain extremely complicated tendons that, when broken, tend to cause persistant and very painful conditions. Medical advice on these kind of injuries is important. Usually, the long term costs of these injuries both in terms of pain suffered and financial burdens are appreciated by Courts.
Legs a very vulnerable to injury while cycling. This is compounded by the fact that, if injured, legs issues can keep you from engaging in your favourite hobby (cycling) for quite some time. Trust Cycle UK knows how frustrating this can be, and we will make sure you get just compensation for this loss of amenity.
Facial & Dental Injuries
Facial and dental injuries often come with mental health effects, which is why a close liason with a psychologist or psychatrist is advised. Sometimes plastic surgeons will be required to help mitigate damage. Luckily, this kind of medical help is covered by Special Damages payable during compensation.
Equally so, dental injuries will often require expensive dental treatment, not always providable by the NHS. But, the costs of private dental care can covered by compensation, which we can get you.
Known as clavicle fractures, these are also quite common injuries suffered by many cyclists. The collar bone is a deceptively fragile bone that is hard to instictively protect when you come off of your bike. Like head injuries, collarbone fractures or breaks range in severity, from not very serious to requiring complex surgeries.
This will often require two surgical procedures. There is an entitlement to private surgery which will be paid for by the insurer.
The need for specialist shoulder expert instruction as early as possible is paramount. Too often these injuries are brushed over and not investigated appropriately as to long term implications which in some cases can be serious and long lasting.
Spinal injuries often have catastrophic consequences. As with other injuries, spinal injuries vary in severity, from slipped discs to paralysis. But, in almost every case, the cause plenty of pain and undesire symptoms.
Spains & Fractures
These injuries are usually minor, though temporarily painful and debilitating. However, they can lead to long-term issues if particularly severe or left untreated.