Glossary of Terms Relating to Compensation Claims
As a part of UK law, compensation claims have their own language, and it can often be the case that people outside of the legal system and those unfamiliar with compensation claim Steeple Ashton can find these many terms to be very confusing; often enough to put them off making a claim altogether.
However the terms, the system, the process and indeed a compensation claim Steeple Ashton are nothing to worry about; especially when you understand a little!
This is the term given when a solicitor or barrister acts on behalf of their client in court or tribunal procedures.
A barrister is a highly qualified legal professional who specialised in representing clients in a court or tribunal. They may be specialised in one specific area, such as road traffic collisions.
Your request for compensation for your injuries, both physical and psychological, as well as any related costs is known as a claim.
In very unusual circumstances, the person who caused your injuries might make their own claim against you in response to your claim. Again, it is worth noting that this would be a very unusual situation.
This is the title given to the remedy or award you will receive as part of your compensation claim in Ashton Steeple for your pain and suffering.
Duty of Care
In personal injury cases where the injured party has to prove that their injuries occurred as a result of another persons’ negligence, it can be said that the defendant breached their “duty of care”. A Duty of Care is the legal responsibility given to the owner or manager of a public building or area and relates to their legal obligation to take all reasonable care of the occupants, visitors and employees of that public place or building.
The evidence comprises all of the documents and information you submit to support your compensation claim in Steeple Ashton. Depending on the circumstances, evidence may include photographs, medical documents and witness statements.
In some circumstances, a small amount which will form part of the overall settlement of damages may be released. Of course, if this were the case then that amount would be deducted from the final settlement figure.
In order to prove that the accident which caused your injuries was not your fault, you must prove a lack of care or negligence on the part of the other person.
No Win, No Fee*
In many circumstances, a compensation claim in Steeple Ashford can be pursued on a No Win, No Fee* basis. This means that unless your claim is successful, you will not be charged as your case is pursued.
Your Compensation Claim in Steeple Ashton
If you have been injured in an accident which you were not responsible for, you have the right to pursue a compensation claim in Steeple Ashton.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you as your pursue your claim. A fast 30 second test can tell you whether your claim is valid and we can help every step of the way.
Date Published: 15th August 2013
Author: David Brown