How to understand a compensation solicitor in Hertingfordbury
If you are thinking of hiring a compensation solicitor in Hertingfordbury to help you make a claim for compensation after you have suffered a personal injury, then you may be concerned that you might not always understand them.
This is purely because many people have a fear that their compensation solicitor in Hertingfordbury will use excessive legal jargon which will leave them confused and feeling out of the loop.
At Accident Advice Helpline this is not the case. Our compensation solicitor in Hertingfordbury, as with all of our in house solicitors, will do all they can to ensure you always understand precisely what is happening as your claim progresses, and that you take an active part in what is taking place. We want you to feel a part of the process and able to contribute properly.
However, there are certain terms that you will no doubt hear or see your solicitor in Hertingfordbury use that you may not fully understand.
With this in mind we have put together a list of common phrases that you may encounter as your personal injury claim progresses.
If your solicitor in Hertingfordbury refers to an accident book this will be the book that an employer is legally required to keep detailing all accidents and injuries that have taken place on site.
A case law is a law that has been agreed upon by the courts. This may be relevant for your claim as a previous case can form a precedent by which your solicitor can test your claim.
Conditional fee arrangement
This is the technical term applied to the no win, no fee* arrangement that your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will work on your case. This effectively means that you won’t have to pay a penny to us for our legal advice or service if your case is not a success and you are not awarded compensation.
This is another word that is often used interchangeably with compensation. It can also relate to specific types of compensation, for example, loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses.
Denial of liability
This term is often used when the defendant (i.e. the person against whom you are making a claim) denies responsibility for the accident of injury that you have suffered.
Full and final settlement
This relates to your claim and the amount of compensation you are being offered. If a compensation amount is offered in full and final settlement it is a one off payment for an agreed sum that covers the whole of your claim. If agreed to you would not be able to make any further claims for additional compensation even if your injury gets worse over time or takes longer to recover from than originally anticipated. Acceptance of the amount settled your claim in its entirety.
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Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown