This is a helpful guide on professional negligence solicitors for the Doncaster area. Whilst you may wish to use a local solicitor, this isn’t always necessary as communication can be carried out over the phone or via email rather than face-to-face. As such, you can focus on finding an experienced solicitor to help you through the professional negligence claims process. Our guide will discuss how to find the best solicitor for your case and the services they might be able to offer to assist you in seeking compensation.
Additionally, our guide will discuss when you could be eligible to begin a claim for professional negligence and how the compensation you could potentially be awarded to address the loss you have suffered due to the negligent actions or inaction of a professional.
Later on in our guide, we explore the different professionals who owe a duty of care to you as their client and provide examples of how a breach of this duty could occur leading to you suffering a loss.
Finally, our guide concludes with an explanation of No Win No Fee agreements and how a solicitor from our panel could offer their services to you under the terms of one of these agreements.
For more information, you can contact our helpful team of advisors. They can offer free advice and answer any questions you might have regarding your potential professional negligence claim. To get in touch, you can:
- Speak to an advisor on 0800 408 7825
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- How Can Professional Negligence Solicitors For Doncaster Help You Claim?
- Eligibility Criteria For A Professional Negligence Claim
- Professional Negligence Compensation – Who Could You Claim Against?
- How Much Compensation Could You Get From A Professional Negligence Claim?
- Could Professional Negligence Solicitors For Doncaster Offer A No Win No Fee Agreement?
- Learn More About Making Professional Negligence Claims
Anyone is free to launch their own independent professional negligence claim without legal representation. However, it can be useful to consult with a solicitor who has the expertise and insights to help you through the claims process. Our panel of professional negligence solicitors for Doncaster have such experience and could offer the following services:
- Explaining complex legal jargon.
- Collecting the relevant supporting evidence.
- Valuing your claim.
- Regularly updating you on the current status of the claim.
- Ensuring important documents are sent on time.
Our panel of solicitors for Doncaster offer services like this nationwide. This allows you to choose legal representation that is perfectly suited to your case rather than being restricted to local solicitors.
If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch using the contact details listed above.
Professional negligence can be broadly described as a failure on the part of a professional to meet the expected standards in the service they provide to a client, causing them to experience a loss as a result.
As such, in order to begin a professional negligence claim, you must show the following:
- A professional, such as a personal injury solicitor, surveyor, accountant or architect, owed you a duty of care to provide services of a reasonable skill and care.
- They breached this duty.
- As a result, you experienced loss of a financial nature, or other.
In addition to this, a time limit of 6 years applies for starting legal proceedings. There may be exceptions to this, so please consult with our team for detailed guidance. An advisor can also assess whether you’re eligible to have one of the professional negligence solicitors for Doncaster from our panel represent your case.
Below we explore some professionals that owe you a duty of care as their client:
- Surveyors: If you were buying a property and the surveyor failed to tell you about dampness or subsidence, you could suffer financial damage after purchasing the property.
- Accountants: Accountants might file your tax return incorrectly or after the cut-off date, incurring a penalty for you as a consequence.
- Architects: If construction work is delayed, halted or reversed because of failure to apply for correct planning permissions, the client can suffer a financial loss.
Claiming Professional Negligence Against Solicitors
Personal injury solicitors and medical negligence solicitors also owe you a duty of care to provide a service that meets the correct standard. A failure on their part to do so can mean a client suffers a loss of chance to pursue their claim, either partially, or fully.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), is the regulator in England and Wales for law firms and solicitors. They outline a Code of Conduct of the standards expected of legal professionals. Failure to meet these standards may not always automatically be professional negligence and if in doubt, you can raise a concern directly with the SRA or speak to our team now.
To help, we have compiled a brief overview of the ways in which a solicitor representing personal injury or medical negligence claims could breach their duty of care and cause their client to suffer a loss of chance:
- Under-valuing your claim: Even though you provided the solicitor with all the relevant evidence of your psychological injuries as well as physical injuries, they fail to include your psychological harm when calculating your settlement. As a result, your award is valued lower than it should have been and you lose the chance to pursue compensation for mental harm.
- Missing the limitation period: Generally, there is a three year time limit for starting a personal injury or medical negligence claim. If this is missed by your solicitor, it can mean your claim becomes statute-barred. As such, you would no longer be able to pursue your case.
- Failing to comply with the court: The courts may set specific deadlines or give your solicitor additional instructions. A failure to comply with these can mean the claim is either partially or fully struck out. Once again, this can prevent you from pursuing all or part of your personal injury claim.
Please call our team to discuss your specific case and find out how professional negligence solicitors for Doncaster could assist you in seeking compensation for your loss.
Professional negligence compensation aims to place you in the position you would have been in had the professional provided you with the correct standard of service. In addition to this, an 8% interest per annum is applied to settlements.
The following table offers examples of potential professional negligence payouts. However, please bear in mind that these are only guide figures. Settlements vary according to several factors, including the professional involved.
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
|Financial Advisor Negligence
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
For more information on compensation for professional negligence, please contact an advisor on the number above.
Our panel of professional negligence solicitors for Doncaster are able to offer their services under a specific version of a No Win No Fee contract called a Conditional Fee Agreement. The typical terms of this arrangement can include:
- No upfront or continuous fees for the work completed on your case.
- No fees for the work the solicitor does if the claim has a failed outcome.
- A success fee to pay your solicitor if the claim has a successful outcome. This fee is taken as a percentage from your compensation. However, the percentage does have a legal cap.
If you have any questions about your eligibility for starting a professional negligence claim, please get in touch. Our team will endeavour to connect you to a professional negligence solicitor from our panel to represent your case. You can:
For more of our helpful guides:
- Find out more about claiming if your solicitor missed your limitation date and the process of doing so.
- Discover how professional negligence solicitors for Sunderland could assist you.
- Read about how professional negligence solicitors for Manchester could help you seek compensation.
Lastly, some external resources to help:
- Read about getting the best from your solicitor from the SRA
- The Law Society provides civil litigation information
- Guidance on common legal issues from the Law Society
Thank you for reading this guide on the benefits of working with professional negligence solicitors for Doncaster. We are happy to provide any further information and guidance about starting your claim on the contact information listed above.