Guide To Claims

What can I claim for?

Following a motorcycle accident, you may be injured, your motorcycle may be damaged, your motorcycle kit is ruined and you're off work. At Motorcycle Law Scotland, we can assist you in recovering compensation for your loss, injury and damage.

You can claim for any loss which arises as a direct consequence of the accident. You must prove the loss and you must show the loss is reasonable.

Loss of Income

One of the most common losses is the loss of income. You are entitled to claim loss of income and all you need to establish is the period of absence from work was reasonable. However, you may not be able to get back to work or if you do you can’t do the job you did prior to your accident because of the injuries sustained. It is important to claim future loss of income. It will be necessary to obtain support in writing from your employer or, if you are self–employed, your accountant.

Motorcycle and Protective Clothing Damage

You can claim for the damage to your motorcycle, or if your motorcycle is written off, a claim can be made in respect of the value of the motorcycle at the time of the accident. We can arrange for an independent engineer to inspect your motorcycle to assist with the valuation figure.

You can also claim for the storage and towage charges but please ensure you move your motorcycle to free storage as soon as you can or arrange for someone to have it moved for you.

You are entitled to claim for the replacement cost of your helmet if your helmet has been damaged.

You are also entitled to make a claim in respect of your protective motorcycle gear. Even compromised stitching can render your motorcycle leathers unsuitable for further use.

Personal Injury

You can claim for the personal injury you have suffered as a direct consequence of the accident.

Unfortunately, as a motorcyclist, you are exposed to the risk of serious injury and if you have been injured it may take some time for the injuries to heal. We can arrange to have you medically examined by a specialist medical expert to assess the extent of your injuries and the likely recovery period. The value of your claim for personal injury very much depends upon the type of injury and the recovery you have made or are likely to make.


You can claim for any reasonable medical expenses such as private physiotherapy. You can also claim for care needs and accommodation needs and requirements.

It is important that you keep a list of all expenses and losses incurred following upon your accident.

Maximum financial recovery in the shortest possible time.

We can discuss your case with you in detail and will explain what a recognised loss is and what you can claim for. We recognise that injuries will vary in severity and we have provided a helpful guide in our Injuries Section.

Our priority is to obtain the maximum financial recovery in the shortest possible time. We will not compromise your claim by early settlement and will be guided by the medical experts in respect of your recovery or likely recovery period before we value your claim. This process will be undertaken in consultation with you to give you a clear understanding of how the lawyers assess the value of a claim for compensation.

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If you’ve been injured in a motorcycling accident, call Motorcycle Law Scotland for an immediate, no obligation, free legal consultation on 0333 555 7782.



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