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Professional Negligence

Has a professional let you down?

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We all know mistakes can happen, but when you trust a professional to provide a service for you, you are entitled to expect certain standards. And sometimes their mistakes can cost you a lot of money.

If you have relied on a professional and something they have done (or not done) has caused you financial losses, you may be able to claim compensation.

Truth Legal has been helping clients to recover professional negligence compensation for many years. We understand how difficult it can be to put your faith in another firm of professionals after what has happened. But our commitment to ethical legal services, and our exceptional client reviews, show just how seriously we take holding and repaying the trust placed in us by our clients.

Contact us today to discuss your situation and find out about your rights. We offer free initial consultations, and there will be no obligation on you to proceed further.

What is professional negligence?

Professional negligence can be thought of as a serious mistake or mistakes by a professional. But more technically it is a significant failure to meet professional standards – such that no other professional of that type would reasonably have carried out the work in the way that they did. Some examples are:

Professional negligence is different from poor service. Examples of poor service might be slow progress or a lack of communication – which are far from ideal when paying for a service, but are not as severe as professional negligence.

If professional negligence results in you incurring losses, you may be legally entitled to claim compensation. This could be based on your rights under the general law of negligence, and/or through any contract (expressly written or implied) that you may have with the professional.

Some examples of professionals whose negligence could harm you financially include:

  • Accountants
  • Estate Agents
  • Financial Advisors
  • Immigration Advisors
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Trade Union Representatives

Doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals can also cause harm through negligence. However, due to the nature of their work, any negligence is more likely to cause injury rather than financial loss.

If you have been let down by a healthcare professional, you may have grounds for a Clinical Negligence claim.

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Professional Negligence FAQs

What can I include in my professional negligence claim?2023-09-18T09:49:48+01:00

A professional’s mistake often has many knock-on effects. As a general rule, you can include in your claim any losses which have directly resulted from the professional’s negligence – as long as they are reasonable.

Some common examples are:

  • Loss of opportunity – this is where the professional’s conduct has denied you a clear opportunity of a financial gain. For instance, if you have been making a personal injury or employment claim, but your lawyer missed a key deadline (or did something else which meant the claim could not proceed) you may be able to claim for the compensation you would have received if your lawyer hadn’t been negligent. In order to do so, you will need to demonstrate that the chance or opportunity had a real prospect of being realised.
  • The costs of ‘fixing’ the damage – if the nature of the professional’s negligence requires remedial action, you can claim for the costs of this. Usually this will involve another professional doing what the other should have done correctly in the first place.
  • Fees paid to the negligent professional – in situations where you have already paid for the professional’s services, it is usually possible to claim these fees back, on the basis that the service for which you paid has not properly been fulfilled.
How much professional negligence compensation will I receive?2023-09-18T09:48:46+01:00

The purpose of professional negligence compensation is to put you back into the position you were in before the negligence took place (as far as possible). This means that valuing the amount of compensation you should receive will be closely tied to your circumstances.

This also means that answering the question of how much compensation you would receive is impossible to do accurately without a full assessment of your situation.

But when you instruct Truth Legal to take on your claim, our solicitors will always provide you with an indication of the compensation value as soon as they can do so. This ensures that you receive a meaningful answer.

How long do I have to make a professional negligence claim?2023-06-14T11:13:17+01:00

Claims often have time limits, and these can prevent a claim from going ahead if too much time has passed.

For professional negligence claims, you must claim within 6 years of the date of the negligence in question. This period, however, can be lengthened if you only became aware of the negligence at a later date.

A number of legal rules can alter the time limit which applies in your case, and it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the date on which the negligence occurred. Therefore, if you are thinking of bringing a professional negligence claim, or are worried that you may have left matters too long, contact us as soon as possible so that we can advise you fully.

Funding a professional negligence claim

At Truth Legal, we offer a range of funding options to give you peace of mind and limit the possibility that you will incur any further expenses. We are often able to conduct matters on the basis of a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement, where, in the vast majority of situations, you do not have to pay our fees if we are unsuccessful in recovering compensation for you.

If you have any concerns about this side of making a professional negligence claim, we are more than willing to discuss matters with you in more depth.

Why should I claim with Truth Legal?

Professional negligence claims can be complicated cases to establish and it is a highly specialised area of law. Having the right legal support can make all the difference when seeking compensation.

At Truth Legal, we do everything we can to obtain justice for our clients and provide a high-quality service. And just how we deliver on these promises can be seen from our excellent client reviews, both on Trustpilot and reviewsolicitors.

When you instruct us, you can be sure of receiving:

  • A free initial consultation – to discuss your circumstances.
  • Specialist technical knowledge and experience – so you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands.
  • Practical advice – tailored to your situation.
  • Strong representation – fighting for the compensation and outcome you deserve.
  • Support and compassion – friendly, knowledgeable professionals on your side through a difficult time.

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