One of our recent clients was a keen cyclist, he was a firm believer in its health and environmental benefits – even though cycling on Edinburgh city roads can be scary at the best of times between rush hour traffic and buses. One thing he couldn’t have anticipated was an unprotected sunken drain on the designated cycle path in the middle of Holyrood Park especially since he’d cycled this way to work every day for the past couple of years.
Last August, 8.30am concentrating on the traffic he hit the drain, was thrown across the road and, despite wearing a helmet, smashed his cheekbone. Unable to chew properly and with lasting facial numbness, he contacted Thompsons to claim compensation. Everyday life had changed, his confidence and enjoyment of cycling in the city had come to an end and all because of the carelessness and negligence of another party. Thompsons helped this client win £5,750 in compensation for his accident. It will never undo the physical trauma suffered, but this is an ever increasing problem in the city. If you have been hurt in a similar cycling accident let us know, you never know your call may help put an end to such carelessness and help others avoid being afflicted by a similar accident.