Cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users, which means that if you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident while out riding the consequences could be catastrophic. You may have suffered a serious brain or spinal injury, a lower limb amputation or open fracture or even severe blood loss leading to multiple organ failure. As a relative, you may also have had to come to terms with a family member’s death.

Whatever position you find yourself in, where the accident in which you or your loved one were injured was someone else’s fault, the personal injury team at Step Legal Solicitors are here to help. We can do this by supporting you to make a claim for compensation and by assisting you to access whatever medical, rehabilitation or care services you need to get your life back on track.

Our experienced lawyers can help no matter how serious your injuries are and whether they occurred as a result of dangerous driving by another road user, a car or van mounting the kerb, a bus or lorry switching lanes or a fellow bike rider cycling in a rush or performing a stunt. We can also help with accidents caused by opening car doors or by drivers failing to keep a proper lookout at junctions and roundabouts or which are attributable to poor road conditions or slippery surfaces.

We can even assist where you have been injured in a hit and run road traffic accident and the identity of the person at fault is unclear.

We have expertise in dealing with a wide range of cases, but particular specialism in head and brain injury claims, claims for loss of limbs and amputations, claims arising out of cyclist fatalities and claims brought following a defective road accident, including a pothole accident.

We are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and The Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and can offer no win, no fee funding
in the majority of cases that we agree to take on.

Our service offering in a little more detail

Drawing on over 40 years’ experience in making personal injury claims, our professional solicitors can help you to secure a compensation package with fairly reflects the pain and suffering you have endured, as well as the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life, and which will also cover:

  • the cost of any private medical treatment or rehabilitation services that you require;
  • the cost of providing you with specialist mobility aids;
  • the cost of making home and vehicle adaptions;
  • the cost of providing you with any ongoing care or support that you need;
  • reimbursement for any financial losses you have incurred or will incur in the future, including loss of earnings; and
  • reimbursement for any out of pocket expenses.

In the case of a fatal accident, we can help you to secure compensation for your grief and distress, the loss of any financial support you may have suffered, the cost of organising your loved one’s funeral and any medical bills you may have had to pay prior to their death.

Compensation amount

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the circumstances. For example, a life changing injury from which you will never recover might result in you receiving a multi-million pound settlement, whereas a claim for a minor injury with no permanent side effects might only justify a payment of a few hundred or thousand pounds. It really does depend on what has happened and the impact an injury has had on you.

Should you choose to pursue a claim with us, we will provide you with an estimate of the amount of compensation we believe you are entitled to and we shall of course push to ensure that you receive the most generous award possible given what you have been through.

Time limits

You only have a limited amount of time in which to make a claim for compensation, so it is important that you seek legal advice early and well in advance of the relevant time limit running out.

In cycling claims arising out of road accidents the usual time limit is three years from the date on which the accident occurred. However, there are exceptions to this rule where an accident has rendered you mentally incapacitated or where you are making a claim on behalf of someone under the age of 18 or a relative who has died. It is therefore always important to double check the deadline that applies in any given case.

Why choose Step Legal Solicitors?

Our personal injury lawyers are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve and to doing so as quickly as they possibly can.

We invest time in getting to know you and in understanding the impact your injuries have had on your life. We think hard and outside the box about the support and interventions that could be put in place to make things easier and whether there is anything else that could be done to improve your situation.

We make sure that the cases we handle are thoroughly and properly prepared and that they are backed up by medical evidence and financial reports which make it hard for insurers picking up the tab to argue with the amount being sought or the additional support being requested.

We fight our client’s corner hard and in the majority of cases we are able to secure a compensation payment without the need to go to court.

But it is not just our legal expertise that sets us apart from other personal injury lawyers. It is also the way that we deal with our clients and the efforts we go to in order to make the process of bringing a claim as easy and stress free as possible. This include ensuring that you have a direct line number for the lawyer appointed to deal with your case, an open invitation to call into see us at our offices in Crewe and the provision of regular progress reports which are written in plain English and are simple to understand.

We also offer a free Polish translation service for those who need it, together with home visits for clients who find it difficult to get into see us, including those with mobility issues who live in outer lying areas of Cheshire and Staffordshire.

To find out what past clients of the firm think about our service, why not take a look at the testimonials section of our website.

You can also find out more information about the availability of no win, no fee funding by reading our costs information factsheet.

Contact us

For anything else you need to know, or to arrange a free, no obligation appointment, please call us on 0800 1956412 or email

You may also find it helpful to have a look at our personal injury frequently asked questions guide, which you can access by clicking on the links below.