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Glossary Of Terms – B

Definitions

You will find below a list of definitions for legal terms and abbreviations found on this website beginning with ‘B’.

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Back injury

The most common accidents that cause back injury are road traffic accidents and slip, trip and falls. Some spinal injuries can be very serious and may lead to life changing consequences.

Barrister

A barrister is a type of lawyer often recognised by the wig and gown they wear in court. When a case reaches court, a barrister is the advocate who presents the case on behalf of their client in front of a judge, for example, at a final hearing in the matter.

Botox

Botox is a prescription drug that is usually injected into the face to paralyse certain facial muscles for cosmetic reasons. Incorrectly carried out procedures can lead to poisoning and other side effects.

Brain injury

Injury to the brain can have serious and detrimental effects on the rest of the body. Even subtle damage can sometimes be inevitably life changing. Brain injuries can attract some of the highest awards of compensation due to their devastating effects on the injured party.

Breast reduction

Breast reduction can be known as reduction mammoplasty. Breast reduction is an operation to reduce the weight and volume of the breast by removing fat, skin and glandular tissue.

Breast enlargement

Breast enlargement is an operation to insert implants, usually silicon implants, into the breast to increase their size or change their shape for cosmetic reasons.

Burn injury

Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by heat. A burn injury is caused by dry heat, such as an iron or fire. A scald is caused by wet heat, such as hot water or steam.

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