We recently acted for a client who, having been severely injured in 1999 and having been awarded £65,000 initially, found that his condition deteriorated significantly a number of years later.

He attempted to re-open the case himself and the CICA rejected his request.

Normally, a case can only be re-opened within approximately 2 years of the original award and then only if it can be dealt with without the need for extensive enquiries.

However, we were able to obtain medical evidence even after 11 years that showed a significant deterioration such that the CICA conceded that the claim was worth the maximum award of £500,000.