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Motorcycle Accident Claims


Motorbikes offer excitement, freedom and a practical way to nip through traffic on busy roads. The downside is that motorbike riding can be extremely risky. Accidents happen frequently due to the unstable nature of bikes.

Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be involved in an accident than car drivers. When motorbike accidents do occur, motorbike riders generally sustain more serious injuries as they are often flung through the air due to the impact. These types of claims are often more complicated due to the seriousness of the injuries resulting from the accident, which means that a specialist motorcycle accident solicitor will often have to be involved.

Motorbike accidents happen for a number of different reasons. The majority of motorbike accidents are caused by other road users. Many accidents take place at T-junctions, roundabouts and intersections. Motorists who fail to check their mirrors and blind spots when changing lanes or turning right risk colliding with vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists. Therefore, it is the responsibility of all road users to be aware of their surroundings and on the lookout for all types of vehicles.

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Can I make a motorcycle accident claim?

If you’ve been involved in a motorbike accident, you may be able to make a motorbike accident claim. Contact our expert motorcycle accident solicitors and we’ll tell you if you have a claim for motorbike accident compensation.

Our experienced team will take care of every step of the claim process for you. We can even arrange for a replacement bike whilst your ‘pride and joy’ is in for repair. We’ll keep you updated on progress until the conclusion of your motorbike accident claim. We will do everything we can to win you the motorbike accident compensation you deserve.

How much injury compensation could I claim following a motorcycle accident?

Sometimes, motorcyclists sustain life-changing injuries which warrant significant compensation settlements. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to following your accident will depend on a number of different factors including:

  • the severity of your injuries
  • required medical treatment and care costs
  • your prognosis and anticipated future treatment and care
  • general pain and suffering
  • loss of earnings if you have been unable to work as a result of your injuries
  • damage to your motorbike or equipment
  • any other expenses you've incurred such as prescription charges or travel costs

Your solicitor will consider all of these factors when calculating the value of your claim.

Here, we have outlined the potential compensation amounts for the more common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents:

Head injury Types

Compensation Amount

  • Minor brain/head injury

    £1,880 – £10,890

  • Moderate brain damage

    £36,740 – £186,890

  • Moderate to severe brain injury

    £186,890- £240,590

  • Very severe brain damage (potentially reducing life expectancy, affecting the ability to communicate and resulting in serious disability)

    £240,590 - £344,640

Neck, Back, Shoulder Injury Types

Compensation Amounts

  • Minor neck injury

    £2,090 – £6,730

  • Moderate neck injury

    £6,730 – £32,840

  • Severe neck injury

    £38,800 – £126,500

Back Injury Types

Compensation Amounts

  • Minor back injuries with pain lasting between 2-5 years

    £6,290 - £9,970

  • Moderate back injury causing chronic pain and lack of mobility

    £30,910 - £55,590

  • Serious back injury causing significant permanent effects

    £59,120 - £70,490

Shoulder Injury Types

Compensation Amounts

  • Minor shoulder injury

    £2,090 – £6,730

  • Moderate shoulder injury

    £6,730 – £10,890

  • Serious shoulder injury

    £10,890 – £16,380

  • Fractured collarbone

    £4,390 – £10,440

Arm Injury Types

Compensation Amounts

  • Simple fractures

    £5,630 – £16,380

  • Wrist injuries

    £3,010 – £51,070

  • Elbow injuries

    £3,010 – £46,780

  • Other arm injuries with disabilities

    £5,630 – £111,690

Hand Injury Types

Compensation Amounts

  • Minor hand injuries

    Up to £4,055

  • Total or effective loss of one hand

    £82,040 – £93,540

  • Total or effective loss of both hands

    £120,040 – £171,920

Leg and Foot Injury Types

Compensation Amounts

  • Less serious leg injury

    £7,780 – £23,680

  • Severe leg injury

    £33,450 – £115,940

  • Moderate knee injury

    £5,160 – £22,340

  • Severe knee injury

    £22,340 – £82,080

Ankle Injury Types

Compensation Amounts

  • Modest ankle injury

    Up to £11,730

  • Severe ankle injury

    £26,710 – £42,710

  • Very severe ankle injury

    £42,710 – £59,480

Foot Injury Types

Compensation Amounts

  • Modest Foot injury

    Up to £11,730

  • Moderate foot injury

    £11,730 – £21,320

  • Serious foot injury

    £21,320 – £33,450

Making a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured due to a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.