Can you reopen a personal injury claim?

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If you have previously made and settled a personal injury claim and are not happy with the amount of money that you received in compensation, you cannot reopen a personal injury claim against the original defendant.

However, you may be able to take action against your solicitor if you feel they were negligent in handling your original case, even if it is closed. If you are unhappy with the way your legal team is handling your current personal injury claim, you can seek alternative legal advice and start the claim again with different representation.

Reopen a personal injury claim

As you can see, it can be complex, time-consuming and possibly costly to reopen a personal injury claim. Therefore, it makes sense to avoid problems in the first place and make sure the team you appoint to act for you has the necessary experience.

Whether you want to claim compensation for a trip or a slip, injuries caused in a car accident or any other type of accident that left you with an injury that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help you.

Accident Advice Helpline

  • Is a law firm
  • Has been operating in the personal injury compensation field for over 14 years
  • Is represented by TV presenter and consumer champion Esther Rantzen

Importantly, Accident Advice Helpline employs solicitors across the UK. Our legal teams are appointed because of their expertise so you can be confident that there will be someone with the specialist experience required to handle your claim.

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We work with your best interests at heart and always on a no win, no fee* basis.

If you have decided to reopen personal injury claim that is ongoing or you have decided to start a claim from scratch, it makes sense to work with the people who have the best expertise and experience.

When you contact us

  • You will speak to one of our friendly team of telephone advisors. Your call will be answered 24 hours a day on the freephone number.
  • The majority of your claim can be processed by telephone, although you may be required to attend one medical assessment to look at your injury and the impact it has on your day-to-day life.

Remember, that although advisors can estimate how much compensation you will receive for your injury, it is impossible to say precisely how much you will eventually receive. It is also impossible to say precisely how long your claim will take to process and reach a settlement. However, if you are making a claim for the first time, you must do so within three years of the accident happening, unless you were a child when you were hurt or you are suffering from an industrial disease. So don’t delay, call 0800 689 0500 now.

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