Upheld

'Upheld' means that a higher court has reviewed a decision made by a lower court or tribunal and has decided to keep that decision.

In the context of a personal injury claim, if a decision in your case is upheld on appeal, it means that the higher court has determined that the original decision was correct and has decided to maintain that decision. This means that the decision of the lower court will stand, and the award of compensation, or the amount of compensation awarded, will remain unchanged.

If your injury claim is not successful, your solicitor will advise you on whether or not you have grounds for an appeal, and they will guide you through the process should you choose to proceed with an appeal.

If the decision is upheld, however, it means that the original decision remains valid and binding.

Upheld is the opposite of 'overturned'.

See also:

Making a no win, no fee claim

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