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Personal Injury Glossary – G


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

Gastric band

Gastric band surgery involves placing a silicone device around the upper section of the stomach. This creates a small area above the band that can restrict the amount of food you can comfortably eat.

Groin injury

Groin injuries such as hernias can be caused by manual handling operations in the workplace. It can also be caused by surgical negligence, such as during a vasectomy.


GP stands for General Practitioner. A GP is a doctor who works at your local clinic and would be your first point of contact for many injuries or illnesses. They provide the day to day treatment in the community for both acute and chronic illnesses. You must register with a local GP close to your home to access healthcare from the NHS.

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