Personal Injury

  • Acoustic Shock

    This is where a sudden burst of sound can temporarily or even permanently damage the eardrum and cause excruciating...
  • Asbestosis

    Exposure to cancer-causing asbestos (in the...
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Some people have encountered problems with gas applicances on holiday - which can lead to illness and even...
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    This occurs, often in the workplace, when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the...
  • Conditional Fee Agreements

    See No Win No...
  • Conditional Fee Arrangement

    This is a contractual agreement for a case being pursued on a “no win no fee”...
  • Contributory Negligence

    Partial responsibility of a claimant for the injury in respect of which they claim...
  • Fast Track

    This refers to the type of action for claims between £5,000 and...
  • HSC

    Health and Safety Commission - now part of the...
  • HSE

    Health and Safety Executive - body responsible for maintaining health in the...
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

    Formerly known as Vibration White Finger, this is where symptoms in fingers, hands and arms are caused by vibrating...
  • Highway Act

    Law governing road traffic...
  • LOLER

    Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 - this regulates heavy lifting at...
  • Legal Expense Insurance

    Sometimes included in motor and household policies to provide legal expenses in the case of a...
  • Legionnaire's Disease

    This is a form of severe pneumonia which can be contracted from exposure to poorly maintained air conditioning...
  • Letter of Claim

    Letter containing all required information to the defendant to assess the value and extent of a claim made against...
  • Limitation

    Period of time available to a claimant to bring an action against a...
  • Medical Negligence

    A case when a medical professional has been negligent in their duties, often resulting in...
  • Multi Track

    This refers to the type of action for claims over...
  • No Win No Fee

    This is when a solicitor agrees to undertake a case in which they will only be paid if they win. This is particularly common in PI...
  • Norwalk Virus

    An infectious illness causing sickness and diarrhoea, which can be passed around quickly when in close proximity with others eg. on a cruise...
  • PUWER

    Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations - these serve to protect people from injury as a result of using various equipment in the...
  • Personal Injury Protocol

    Rules governing the procedure of Personal Injury...
  • Provisional Damages

    A court award based upon what the injuries are 'worth' at the time of...
  • RIDDOR

    Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations - this makes it mandatory to report accidents at...
  • RSI

    Repetitive Strain Injury - often caused as a result of bad ergonomics, poor posture, stress, and repetitive...
  • Special Damages

    Fixed and quantifiable losses associated with a claim for personal injury...
  • Vibration White Finger

    See Hand-Arm Vibration...
  • Whiplash

    This is generally where the neck muscles, joints and ligaments suffer damage due to a car...