Cycling accident causes back injury. Client then suffers loss of confidence & fails to get new job

Road Traffic Accident


What happened?

This claim arose from a cycling accident at a roundabout.

Our client was negotiating a roundabout on his bicycle when he collided with a car. He was knocked flying and landed heavily, and suffered a severe back injury.

Following the accident, he developed a complete loss of confidence. In fact, he began to suffer from a specific phobia of cycling. This was corroborated by expert medical opinion.

Knowing that he would need the help of a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor to pursue his claim, he came to Dominic Goward & Co.

There was an added twist to the case: our client had arranged a job interview. He went to the interview but, unsurprisingly, did not perform at his best and failed to get the job. We were able to establish that he would – in all likelihood – have got the job if it hadn’t been for his accident.

As a result, he was awarded an additional sum as job loss compensation and received a total of £24,600.00.