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As the weather turns warmer and drier, we all start to think about getting outside, perhaps into the garden, but maybe with the intention of cycling.

The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership state that nationally, around 19,000 people per year are admitted to hospital due to a cycling collision.

Whilst this figure is alarming in itself, almost one quarter of the cyclists killed or injured are children, and around three quarters of those fatally injured have suffered from major head injuries.

Head injuries are very common to cyclists, and can range in severity from minor concussion and cuts and bruising to life changing fractures and brain damage.

The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership is working with schools and academies in our County to adopt a policy that where all those who cycle to school must wear a safety helmet, including teachers and support staff.

The brain injury charity, Headway, and Halfords (Lincolnshire) support their campaign.

As well as injuries to the head, serious personal injury can be sustained to all other parts of the body when involved in an impact with a vehicle.

If you are unfortunate enough to be injured whilst cycling in our city, towns and countryside, please contact us to see if we can assist with your rehabilitation, recovering your losses and obtaining compensation for your injuries.

If you need advice and assistance regarding an injury which you have sustained as a result of an accident, please contact  Sarah Merrikin at our Lincoln office on 01522 541181 or sarah.merrikin@chattertons.com.

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