Motorcycle Accident Claims

Motorcyclists have the highest rate of injuries per mile travelled of any British road user. If you’ve been in an accident, you could be able to claim compensation.

Making a motorcycle accident claim

Motorcycles are convenient and exciting ways of getting around, but they come with risks. The Department for Transport found that in 2022, 16,943 motorcyclists were injured on British roads.

If you’ve been involved in an accident on your motorcycle that was caused by someone else and happened in the last three years, you could make a compensation claim.

First4InjuryClaims has the knowledge and the experience to help make the process of claiming as straightforward as possible. We’re here to offer you support and guidance every step of the way.

How much compensation could I claim?

What you’re entitled to in compensation will depend on your specific injury. Different injuries will receive different amounts of compensation.

For example, a shoulder injury that takes up to two years to recover from could see compensation of up to £7,410 awarded. Meanwhile, leg injuries that leave continuous symptoms – such as a permanent limp – could see you awarded up to £12,900 in compensation.

It’s not just injuries that you can claim compensation for. If you’ve suffered any sort of financial impact as a result of your accident, you could make a claim for it.

You could claim back any money you’ve spent on making things right. This includes:

  • Loss of earnings, bonus or commission if you’ve been unable to work
  • Medical care – including medication or treatment like physiotherapy
  • Motorcycle repairs or a replacement
  • Personal belongings – including clothing, your helmet and phone
  • Transport costs
  • Travel to and from medical appointments

It’s important to keep any receipts or invoices from any of these expenses. You’ll need them to prove what you paid for and to make a claim for those costs.

If you’re not sure what you can claim for, don’t hesitate to ask us. We’ll help you work out what you can include in your accident claim.

How can I pay for my motorcycle accident claim?

In most cases, we’ll be able to enter into a No Win No Fee agreement with you. This is because we want to make sure everyone has access to the justice they’re entitled to.

A No Win No Fee agreement means there is nothing to pay upfront. This lets you focus on your recovery instead of how you’ll fund your claim.

It also means there’s nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful – so there’s no financial risk involved in pursuing justice for what happened to you. We will only receive payment of our fees if your claim is successful. This will be up to a maximum of 35% of your compensation plus VAT, but the exact figure will depend on the type of accident you were in.

How long do I have to make a claim?

You’ll usually have three years to make a motorcycle accident claim. To make sure you get your claim submitted within the deadline, it’s a good idea to begin the process as soon as possible.

If you’re claiming on behalf of a child who was injured – either as a pillion passenger or as the rider – you can claim at any point until they turn 18. After that date, they’ll have three years to make their own compensation claim.

What evidence do I need to claim?

Evidence is vital to a successful claim. We’ll make sure you put together the strongest case possible. Your evidence could include:

  • CCTV footage
  • Helmet or bike camera footage of the accident
  • Medical reports - you’ll need to have a medical assessment as part of your claim
  • Photographs or video of your injuries and the accident scene
  • Police reports
  • Witness details and statements

If you’re not sure what counts as evidence, we can help clear that up. We’re here to take the stress out of claiming, leaving you free to focus on feeling better.

Just get in touch to find out how we can help you get the justice and compensation you’re entitled to.