So on Sunday I was out on a group ride when I hit a pothole and came off my bike.
I have suffered a broken wrist and hit my head pretty hard when I came down along with all the regular road rash (shoulder, knee, elbow, ass, hands)
The car behind me stopped as well as the group I was out with, the ambulance arrived and took me away to be treated. I feel okay but it was my first proper fall from a bike so feel shaken from it.
I have been signed off work for 2 weeks and my bike needs some work and helmet replacing too.
Cutting to the point do I have grounds to make a claim for the losses to me?
I hadn't thought about it and I'm not massively keen to do it but one of the nurses treating me mentioned it and said that she would in my position and she's known other patients in my position that have. A couple of non cycling friends have mentioned it too. I just put it down to "One of those thing" and want to move on but IF I can claim the money back that I've lost/spent then it would help.
I was on the back of the group and didn't see it coming I can't remember if it was pointed out or if I was riding alittle offline, it was really windy that day. Apparently I tried to correct my fall but was just a passenger after I'd hit it. Obviously we were riding close to draft so I'm concerned if i'm able to put forward a claim they may strike back and say that I didn't have enough vision ahead because obviously we were riding 1/2 wheel distances (7 of us). I've not discussed it with members of the club yet because one of you may come on and say "No I'm not entitled to anything" or "It won't be worth it".
At minimum I'd just like to get the pothole repaired so it doesn't happen to anybody else in that particular one, but the loss of wages and repair costs that I will encounter to fix my bike up would be a bonus.
Any advice regarding this or anything else please feel free to contribute.