Personal injury glossary - O

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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.

Occupational disease - Illness contracted in the workplace.

Occupiers’ liability - The legal responsibility of a person for people who enter his or her land or building.

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