Compensation claims have increased 3 fold this month, particularly from cyclists. With more people opting to cycle to work in the rush hour the number of accidents on the roads involving bikes has been steadily increasing.
Most serious cyclists are prepared with well fitting helmets and quality bicycles, but educating drivers is another story. Roundabouts prove to be a paricularly dangerous environment for cyclists and how the City addresses these incidents and encourages people to cycle each day is difficult, but the incidents that have come to our attention most recently were almost fatalities which is worrying and these victims are going to need financial security over the next 12 if not 24 months before they are fit to work again. For this cyclist there was a least a positive financial outcome after successfully winning compensation for an accident that was not their fault.