Glossary

Chiropractor

A health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders

Consultant

A hospital doctor within a specific field who provides expert advice.

Court Claim

Taking court action against an individual or company who owes you money and wont pay.

Damages

A Sum of money claimed or awarded in respect of compensation for a loss or an injury.

Dentist

An individual who is qualified to treat diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and the gums.

Diagnosis

The identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the early symptoms.

Doctor

An individual who is qualified to medically treat an individual.

General Practitioner

A doctor based in your local community who is qualified to medically treat and individual.

Injury

Damage to the body or part of the body.

Negligence

Failure to take proper care of something. Breach of a duty of care which results in damage.

Negotiation

Discussions between parties in effort of reaching an agreement.

No Win No Fee Agreement

Also known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’. A legal funding arrangement where you only pay for your Solicitors work on the condition that your case is won.

Optician

An individual qualified to prescribe and dispense glasses, contact lenses and detect eye diseases.

Pharmacist

An individual who is professionally qualified to prepare and dispense medicinal drugs.

Physiotherapist

An individual who works with people to help with a range of problems which affect movement using exercise, massage and other techniques.

Psychological

Affecting the mind, relating to the mental and emotional state of a person.

Settlement

An official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict.

Solicitor

A member of the legal profession qualified to deal with legal matters.

Suffering

The state of undergoing pain, distress or hardship.

Treatment

Medical care given to a patient for an illness or an injury.

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