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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Why Has My Injury Claim Been Rejected?

    If you have had an accident or sustained an injury which was not your fault, it can be incredibly frustrating to find out that your injury claim has been rejected. If you know and have evidence that the accident wasn’t your fault, then it can be infuriating when you are told that you cannot claim compensation. Here are some of the reasons that your personal injury claim may be rejected, and what you can do about it.

    Past Deadline

    All compensation claims must be filed within three years of the accident. Most claims companies and solicitors will not even look at a claim that is past this mark, as by this point the evidence and information needed to process the claim is probably not available. Injury claims that are close to the three-year deadline may also be rejected, as the lawyers will need to put together the claim within a certain space of time that they just do not have.

    Not a Viable Claim

    Some cases may be rejected because the solicitor believes that it will be rejected in court. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as:

    • Lack of evidence;
    • Unable to trace guilty party;
    • Claim not backed up by medical assessment; and
    • Not enough information available about the accident.

    Before you even start to make a claim, you should make sure that you have all the information your solicitor is likely to need to make a good case for you in court.

    Unable to Place Fault

    If your accident could have been down to you or the other party, and it is not possible to prove which party is to blame one way or another, then you may find that your injury lawyer in Sourton Cross rejects your claim. There is no point a solicitor taking on a personal injury claim if they have no way to prove in court that you were not to blame for your injuries. Without any proof or evidence, you will not be awarded compensation. If the lines are blurred about whether it was you or the other party at fault for your accident, you should not try to make a compensation claim.

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    The Best Way to Make an Injury Claim

    To avoid paying out too much money and then having your claim rejected, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone who can help. Our team of advisers will be able to tell you if you have a good case for compensation and whether they would recommend going forward with your claim. If you decide to proceed, then the dedicated team of personal injury lawyers will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve – and you shouldn’t even have to go to court!

    Date Published: 28th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

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