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  • mrmo
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    would you want to use secondhand PPE?

    Asking for a new helmet shouldn’t be something you think about. Just demand a new one.

    tymbian
    Member

    Didn’t know whether it would be an issue..

    mrmo
    Member

    If they are funny about it remind them it is PPE, you have been in a crash, i am assuming not your fault? No one uses secondhand PPE through choice.

    tymbian
    Member

    Thanks. Yup, non fault.
    What do I do about no receipts for the clothing?

    Premier Icon a11y
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    Screenshot of current new helmet for sale somewhere. That should do it.

    reggiegasket
    Member

    in a similar situation, I went to my LBS and they inspected the clothing (and bike) and wrote an official statement on the damage, replacement, and cost, including costs for equivalent clothing if the damaged item is no longer available. I had to pay for this quote at the time but I claimed this back, so no probs there.

    re. helmet. I don’t know. Mine had clear damage, so it was an obvious replacement. Stuff without visible damage may be harder to claim on.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Get a stement from Bell, contact details on their website

    “BE SAFE

    Bell cares about our customer’s safety and wants to remind our riders to never wear a helmet that has been involved in an accident.”

    tymbian
    Member

    Got hit by a car in April which resulted in a nasty shoulder injury. Some of my clothing was cut off namely a sort of light softshell/ wind resistant type jacket and a high wicking T both North Face. My helmet is a Bell 2r with chin-piece ( wasn’t wearing the chin at the time ). My Lawyer has asked for photos which aren’t a problem and receipts if I have them. I don’t have the receipts an’t the helmet doesn’t show signs of damage but it took a hefty knock. Id like the helmet replaced as a matter of course. Is this a fair demandm

    tymbian
    Member

    Thanks Dez
    I’ll check and copy it over.

    Reckon that should do it.

    As someone said above most of the local bike shops should be able to write you a letter stating that the equipment is no longer usable and an invoice of sorts showing what it would cost to replace the items this can include any damage to the bike.
    I know a few people who have had this done by our local, they usually charge a tenner or some sort of nominal fee just to cover their time but this is redeemable if you order the replacement items through them once the payout comes through.

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