At Leigh Day, we have more than 30 years’ experience representing clients in complex brain injury negligence cases.
Getting you back in the saddle
We are proud of our work in campaigning for safer conditions for cycling and our main priority is to get you back in your saddle as soon as possible after an injury.
Our dedicated cycling team specialises in providing legal advice to people injured whilst racing, touring, training, commuting to work or just getting from A to B on their bikes.
From road rash and broken collarbones to life-changing incidents causing long-term brain and spinal injuries, our team has extensive expertise in the consequences of cycle crashes. We represent thousands of cyclists including the members of British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation, as the exclusive providers of legal services to these organisations.
Leigh Day were very understanding, and I felt they worked hard to get the right outcome for me.”
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**Client service and our commitment**
Client service and our commitment
The impact of an injury can disrupt your normal active life and can even change it forever.
Everybody’s priorities and needs are different. We help you to achieve your goals: from the speedy replacement of your bike to providing advice on employer obligations when returning to work with a disability. We know that taking legal action can seem like a leap into the unknown.
Our role is to be your experienced guide, giving you the benefit of years of experience and getting you to the best possible outcome as swiftly and professionally as possible.
Rediscover Your World
Regular cyclists are as fit as an average person 10 years younger.
We recognise that for a lot of our clients rehabilitation is the most important issue and getting back to an active lifestyle with minimal delay is the priority. Our lawyers will help ensure that you obtain funding to start your recovery as soon as possible.
We will investigate any employment related issues, including whether you are entitled to paid leave and we can also offer advice on your entitlement to benefits.
If your injury is caused by someone else then you should be entitled to compensation. Compensation will normally fall into 3 categories:
- Compensation for your injuries and any loss of amenity/enjoyment.
- Compensation for expenses incurred such as for treatment, loss of earnings and damaged property.
- Compensation for losses/expenses that might occur in the future.
**Our involvement in the cycling community**
Our involvement in the cycling community
We are members of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group and Action on Lorry Danger Group.
We work with charities such as RoadPeace on issues affecting cyclists and we have proud associations with elite athletes.
Our association with British Cycling goes back over 18 years; our commitment to the cycling community is genuine and long-held.
We passionately believe that we must create truly liveable towns and cities for the wellbeing of all. To make the bike central to that vision, road infrastructure must continue to improve and the safety of cyclists is paramount.
Many of the collisions that happen in the UK are preventable. Vehicle drivers, the motor insurance and construction industries as well as local authorities must all take responsibility and we take our role as lawyers in ensuring that accountability very seriously.
Our team is proud to be part of vital campaigning work being carried out by British Cycling and road safety charities to increase cycling and prevent death and serious injury on our roads.
We support the enforcement of a robust and rigorous criminal legal system that will penalise drivers appropriately when they have injured or killed a cyclist.
As Michael was cycling in Sheffield a car pulled out of a junction and into his path. Michael was unable to avoid a collision.
The impact caused Michael to be thrown from his bicycle and he sustained injuries, damage to his bicycle and other consequential losses.
Sally Moore, a partner in Leigh Day’s cycling team represented Michael and his claim was supported and funded by British Cycling.
I would like to say thanks to the team at Leigh Day, they made the process easy and answered all my questions throughout. Having the British Cycling legal cover made the whole process painless, no worrying about finding suitable representation or costs.”
As Laura was cycling, she was knocked from her bike when a car door swung open in front of her, and she sustained a serious concussion. Over the next few weeks Laura was put on bed rest with strict orders not to read, watch TV, or look at any screen, while she recovered. The day after the incident, British Cycling put Laura in touch with Leigh Day and we were able to successfully obtain compensation for her whilst she focused getting on getting back on the bike.
The lawyer who handled my case walked me through the whole process, told me what to document and was incredibly patient with all my questions. Leigh Day took care of everything and reassured me I would be reimbursed for the damage to my bike (which like many cyclists was my main concern at first). They took away the stress of my incident, and let me focus on healing.”
As a result of the impact Jeremy was thrown from his bicycle, somersaulted over the front of the bonnet, and landed on the road on the other side of the car.
He sustained serious injuries, including a fractured vertebra in his spine, damage to his bicycle and other consequential losses.
Despite liability for the incident being heavily contested Jeremy received significant compensation for his personal injuries and financial losses.
Jeremy had returned to cycling three months after his collision and he was back to cycling 150 miles a week less than a year later.
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