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Allegation - A claim made against someone, often without proof, or a claim that someone has engaged in an illegal act. 
 
Alternative Dispute Resolution (also known as ADR) – arbitration and mediation are sometimes used as an alternative way to settle a dispute without going to Court. 
 
After-the-event-insurance - an insurance policy taken out after an accident to help assist a Personal Injury Claim. 
 
Bankrupt - the legal status of a person or Company who is unable to repay its debts owed to creditors. 
 
Civil Procedure Rules – the rules governing the process of handling a claim which is at Court. 
 
Claimant – the injured person seeking to make a Claim for compensation. 
 
Collective Conditional Fee Agreement – similar to the “no win, no fee” concept, this is where funding is arranged for a private Client. 
 
Contributory Negligence – this is where the amount of damages that would normally be awarded to the Claimant are reduced to take in to account the Claimants own actions in sustaining the injury. 
 
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) – A scheme funded by Government which allows for a victim of crime to claim compensation for their injuries. 
 
Culpable – at fault or guilty of something. 
 
Damages – often used interchangeably with the word “compensation” – comprising of both general and special damages. 
 
Defendant – The party against whom the claim is made. 
 
Disbursements – Any expenses incurred such as the cost of obtaining a medical report. 
 
Evidence – Something material to the case which will prove or disprove something. 
 
Fast Track Claim – A claim where damages do not exceed £25,000.00. 
 
Fraud – intentional misrepresentation or intentional concealment of an important fact. 
 
General Damages – Compensation for injuries. 
 
Incapacity Benefit – A benefit paid after 28 weeks of sickness. 
 
Industrial Injuries Disablement - A benefit paid to an employee who has been injured at work. 
 
Interim Payment – Damages paid to a Claimant before the Claim has completed – this kind of payment can assist with care fees or house alterations following an accident. 
 
Legal Expenses Insurance - insurance policy available through household and contents insurance and credit card facilities to fund a claim for compensation. 
 
Liability - legal responsibility for an accident. 
 
'Personal Injury Law' written on wooden blocks.
We seem to be focusing a lot recently on words that you would never really use in everyday life, but here’s one phrase that we, as your local solicitors for Wills, think you need to know about. Fraudulent calumny is – simply – slander, usually in the form of making defamatory or incorrect statements about one person, to another. In some cases, the statements made can lead to drastic consequences, such as them amending their Will to exclude a loved one, based on the information they have been given. 
There are a range of different hazards to be aware of on the roads in order to keep yourself, and other road users, safe. Your Lancaster law firm come across accidents that have occurred on the roads on a daily basis, known as RTAs – Road Traffic Accidents - and have expert road accident solicitors to assist with such matters. 
Now, quite often things can become heated over Christmas. Quite a few people consume alcohol, and, well let’s face it, it’s a long time to spend with family consecutively – regardless of how much you love them, right? 
You’ve been injured at work, injured in a road traffic accident, or bashed your head after tripping over a defect in the local high street. So what do you do? Well, before contacting your nearest personal injury solicitors, you attend A&E, your local Accident an Emergency Department, where, most of the time at least, you’ll be extremely well looked after, by everyone from the receptionist, to the triage nurse attending upon you. 
When your loved one passes away, quite often you will need to obtain a Grant of Probate, commonly just known as Probate. 
 
This process normally involves making an application to the Probate Registry Office, including details of the deceased’s financial position and their Will. If their Will is not available (or in some cases, if they did not have one), you would need to apply for Letters of Administration. 
“Quic quid plantatur solo solo credit.” Nope the Conveyancing Solicitors Preston have not finally lost the plot; that is Latin for (roughly) “Whoever owns the land at the bottom of the lake owns everything up to the sky”. 
Keeping up-to-date with case law, may not be fun for you. However, as your local divorce solicitors, we don’t just switch off at 5pm and head home – we are here to keep in the know on your behalf! In doing so, we’ve stumbled upon a recent case whereby a husband sought to argue that the wife’s financial claims had been finalised during Judicial Separation Proceedings, and that she was not entitled to make a further claim during the Divorce proceedings. 
When liability is disputed, and the parties to a road traffic accident cannot agree who was at fault, then sometimes, your local personal injury solicitors will advise you to issue legal proceedings against the motorist you believe to be at fault. 
Two cars, one black and one blue, that have collided - the blue one having crashed into the rear of the black car.
The Health and Safety Executive, HSE defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’. 

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