South Australian father of three, Matthew Werfel, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 after finding a lump in his groin. Mr Werfel worked as a fencing contractor as a teenager and was found to have been exposed to asbestos dust during that role. He was...
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This personal injury glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a personal injury claim.
Acknowledgement of service - The response by a defendant when a legal matter is brought to court. The defendant recognises that the matter has been sent to court for the purpose of a judge deciding the outcome of the legal matter in question.
Admission - A voluntary acknowledgement that something is correct.
Affidavit - A written statement of fact drafted by someone of sound mind and taken under oath.
Alternative dispute resolution - Different methods of resolving a legal matter without the need to take the case through court.
Appeal - To ask a more senior court or person to review a decision made because it is believed to be wrong.
Application - The formal act of making a request for something.