Personal injury glossary - I

If you would like assistance in relation to a possible personal injury claim speak to our experts for free initial advice on 0203 816 0065 or complete our online enquiry form.

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.

Indemnity - Where one party agrees to protect another from their financial loss or responsibility. In a claim for personal injury, the use of insurance would “indemnify” the claimant for legal costs.

Inquest - Investigation into the cause of an unexpected death.

Interim payments - An amount of compensation paid by the defendant and received by the claimant whilst the claim is still ongoing. This figure will make up part of any compensation received in full settlement of a claim, and will be reduced from any compensation received at the end of the claim. This money can be requested by either the claimant or the court.

Issue of proceedings - The act of bringing a claim to court when other attempts to settle have failed.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 

N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

loading staff

4.7out of 10
4.7 score on Trustpilot Based on count 827

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

How to choose a personal injury solicitor

Whilst there is no legal requirement to instruct a solicitor to handle your claim, there are a number of factors which can affect the success of your case and the amount of compensation you are awarded which you would need to consider before making a...

Read more

Personal Injury Twitter Block

@SolicitorsLLP

Artificial intelligence to make life easier for family clients

Stephensons has become one of the first law firms headquartered in the North of England to roll out the artificial intelligence technology, Settify . Settify is a sophisticated online system that is accessible for clients via the Stephensons website,...

Read more
  • Louise Griffiths
  • Kate Sweeney
  • ​Danielle Callaway
  • Robert Donlan
  • ​Rebecca Dawber
  • ​Pauline Smith
  • Barry Sutton
  • ​Shahina Sakeria
  • Cecilia Frodsham
  • Sarah Masters
  • Clare Wood
  • Brea Carney-Jones
  • Steven Jones
  • Samantha Ord
  • Katie Plappert