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Cycling Accident Claim against Oldham Council

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When a young girl was injured whilst out cycling and her face struck a metal bracket our Personal Injury solicitors were able to get compensation of £15,000 for her.

The claim was made against Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council who admitted a Breach of Duty of Care. The little girl was only 5 years old at the time of the accident and the claim was made on her behalf by her mother.

Cycle Accident Claim

The youngster was riding her bike on a footpath between Clovelly Avenue, Oldham and the boundary of a local school, the Oasis Academy when her face struck an exposed metal bracket on a fence post overhanging the public footpath.

She suffered a deep cut to her face and has a scar on her cheek. Her mother brought the claim for damages, pain suffering and loss of amenity needs.

“We were able to quickly sort this case out for the family and get the expert medical opinion of a reconstructive and plastic surgeon as moving on this little girl will need further surgery,” said Head Personal Injury, Michael Talbot.

“It might seem obvious but in cases like these I would always urge a potential client to get photographic evidence of the site and the injury sustained at the time, it may not be the first thing on your mind but it does help your case in the long run,” he advised.

How can we help

If you or a loved one has been involved in a cycling accident that wasn't your fault contact our Personal Injury Solicitors at 0161 785 3500 or email for a no-obligation chat.

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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Written by Michael Talbot


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