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Glossary Of Terms – S

Definitions

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

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Scald 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.

Schedule of Special Damages

One of 3 key documents involved when a solicitor issues proceedings. This is a list of items that you wish to claim for aside from injury, such as physiotherapy fees, travel costs, lost earnings.

Serious injury

Serious injuries can also be known as catastrophic injury and severe injury. Serious injury such as amputation and PTSD can often have a profound effect on the lives of you and your loved ones.

Severe injury

Severe injuries can also be known as catastrophic injury and serious injury. Serious injury such as loss of sight and CPS can often have a profound effect on the lives of you and your loved ones.

Shoulder injury

The shoulder is the joint that links your arms with the main body. Repetitive strain injury of the shoulder is a workplace injury caused by the overuse of muscles, nerves and tendons.

Small claims limit

The small claims limit for personal injury claims is £1,000. If the value of your claim is lower, then the solicitor is not entitled to recover their legal costs and is unlikely to provide legal representation for you.

Solicitor

A person professionally qualified to give you legal representation and advice for claiming compensation, drawing up wills, conveyancing and other legal administrative matters and more.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Solicitors Regulation Authority can be abbreviated to SRA. It is responsible for regulating the professional conduct and maintaining the standard of solicitors in England and Wales.

Spinal injury

The spine is the backbone that supports the upper body and protects the spinal cord to allow the brain to control the rest of the body. Serious injury to the spine can lead to paralysis.

SRA

SRA stands for Solicitors Regulation Authority. It is responsible for regulating the professional conduct and maintaining the standard of solicitors in England and Wales.

Statement of Truth

A Statement of Truth is a sentence or paragraph at the end of the Claim Form, Particulars of Claim and Schedule of Special Damages that is signed by yourself to officially declare that you believe the facts you have stated in those documents to be true.

Statutory interest

Interest added to your claim on what you are owed, adjusted with inflation.

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