It has now been four months since the government changes to low value road traffic accident claims were introduced, and the Official Injury Claims (OIC) website launched, on 31 st May 2021. The changes not only reduced the amount of compensation due...
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Personal injury glossary - L
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.
Legal help - Legal aid scheme provided to those who would otherwise be unable to afford such a service.
Legal expenses insurance (LEI) - Legal expenses insurance is a form of insurance policy which covers policyholders against the potential costs of bringing legal action against a party.
Legal ombudsman - An organisation with formal powers to resolve complaints about lawyers.
Letter of claim - Initial letter sent to the defendant informing them of the claim. The defendant in accident claims then has 21 days to respond with details of their insurer and 3 months to investigate liability.
Liability - A legal responsibility or obligation.
Limitation period - The time limit someone has to bring a legal action. For example, in personal injury cases, people generally have 3 years from the date of an accident to bring a claim.
Children under the age of 18 in personal injury cases have 3 years from the date they turn 18 to bring legal action.
Litigation - The process of taking a case to court.
Litigation friend - Where a claimant is under the age of 18 or suffers from mental illness, they require a trusted person to assist in their legal action. A litigation friend makes vital decisions in respect of a claim brought by such a person.
Personal injury - types of claims
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are able to deal with a wide variety of claims, including:
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.
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