Dudley | Professional Negligence Solicitors

Are you interested in learning about how professional negligence solicitors for Dudley could help you? Have you received a service that fell below the correct standard and skill of a professional, and this caused you to suffer losses? In the sections below, we explain what professional negligence is and how you could be eligible to start a claim if you suffered a loss as a consequence of a professional’s negligence.

We explore the duty of care that certain professionals owe to their clients. By looking at some general ways that duty of care could be breached, we illustrate what could constitute a professional negligence claim.

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Professional Negligence Solicitors For Dudley

To further help, we then explain how a member of our panel of professional negligence solicitors for Dudley could help you under a No Win No Fee agreement. Our advisors can also take you through a free assessment of your claim in one phone call. Starting is easy by:

  • Connecting with us through the ‘contact us’ online form
  • Calling our advisors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 0800 408 7825
  • Reaching out via live chat to start your conversation about professional negligence solicitors for Dudley.

Browse Our Guide

  1. How Can Our Panel Of Professional Negligence Solicitors For Dudley Help You?
  2. When Are You Eligible To Make Professional Negligence Claims?
  3. Examples Of Professional Negligence – Who Could You Claim Against?
  4. Compensation You Could Receive From A Professional Negligence Claim
  5. Use Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Professional Negligence Solicitors For Dudley
  6. Learn More About What Is Professional Negligence And When You Can Claim

How Can Our Panel Of Professional Negligence Solicitors For Dudley Help You?

We work closely with professional negligence solicitors for Dudley and across the Midlands. A member of our panel of solicitors has the essential skills and expertise to handle your professional negligence claim. They can do this in several ways:

  • They will build a solid claim with all the available evidence.
  • Ensure the claim is filed on time
  • Regularly update you on the status of your claim.
  • Calculate an accurate idea of what damages could apply if your claim is a success.
  • Offer practical support and advice throughout and explain any legal jargon.

Our panel of professional negligence solicitors accept cases that have a good chance of success, so there is no time-wasting. In addition to this, they offer their expert services under a No Win No Fee arrangement and we discuss the advantages of this in detail below.

If you would like to talk in person about how professional negligence solicitors for Dudley could help you right now, please feel free to get in touch.

When Are You Eligible To Make Professional Negligence Claims?

Professional negligence can be an action or inaction on the part of a professional that fails to adequately meet the standards of service expected in that industry. Many professionals are trained to meet specific standards. Failure to do so in a way that causes their client to experience loss could mean a claim against them may be made.

To clarify eligibility for starting a professional negligence claim, three important points of criteria must apply:

  • That the professional in question owed you a duty of care.
  • They breached the duty of care
  • This directly led to you experiencing loss.

Demonstrating your eligibility at the start of a claim is therefore essential, so please feel free to access guidance from our team. If the advisors assess that you have a valid claim, they could connect you with a professional negligence solicitor for Dudley from our panel.

Examples Of Professional Negligence – Who Could You Claim Against?

Below we offer a few general examples of different professionals that owe their clients a duty of care to provide them with a service of the correct skill and care, but please note, this is not an exhaustive list:

  • SurveyorsA crucial part of a surveyor’s responsibility to their client is to identify serious structural issues and alert their client to them. An example of failure could be when they do not detect or inform the vendor about damp problems and the vendor incurs cost trying to correct the problem after purchase.
  • Accountants Accountants are expected to present their client’s financial matters correctly. Whether this is through accurate tax returns or VAT calculations, any oversight here could result in the client suffering a penalty for late or incorrect returns.
  • Financial advisors – Likewise, a good financial advisor makes sure that the financial advice they offer is as accurate as possible. Risks associated with share dealings and investments need to be clearly explained to the client to avoid unnecessary loss.
  • Architects and Engineers– Both these professionals need to make sure that the plans they present are viable and that correct planning permission has been obtained. Failure can result in their client experiencing loss after a construction or project needs to be abandoned, demolished or altered.

Can You Sue A Solicitor For Professional Negligence?

You may have concerns about the way your solicitor handled your personal injury or medical negligence claim. To better illustrate the commonly encountered ways that professional negligence could damage a claim like this, below we provide some examples:

  • A solicitor may overlook or forget to include amounts in the calculation for compensation. An example could be the failure to include predicted loss of earnings or long-term health needs such as physiotherapy. Because of this, the claim could be under-settled.
  • There is a three-year time limit laid out in the Limitation Act 1980 for personal injury claims. However, a solicitor misses the limitation date, or they could fail to allow themselves sufficient time to properly research or investigate the claim or client before the deadline expires. This results in the claim being statute barred.
  • Other solicitors’ actions (or inactions) may result in the case being struck out. An example can be when the solicitor fails to follow other deadlines or court instructions or is late with court fees.

For a personalised explanation of how professional negligence solicitors for Dudley could help you with your claim, we invite you to speak to our advisors at the contact details above.

Compensation You Could Receive From A Professional Negligence Claim

The actual amount of compensation awarded in a successful professional negligence claim depends upon the individual circumstances of each claimant. If making a claim against an architect because they failed to secure planning permission before construction began, then how the value of that claim is calculated will be entirely different to how a claim is valued against a personal injury solicitor. The important thing to remember is that the aim of professional negligence compensation is to put you in the position you would have been in had the negligence not occurred.

For illustrative purposes, we have included this table below of examples of professional negligence compensation. It is merely guidance.

Claim Type Potential Award
Solicitor Negligence Up to £500,000+
Accountant Negligence Up to £500,000+
Engineer Negligence Up to £500,000+
Financial Advisor Negligence Up to £500,000+
Surveyor Negligence Up to £500,000+

Also, 8% interest is applicable in professional negligence claims for each year of delay.

Use Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Professional Negligence Solicitors For Dudley

If you are thinking about how a professional negligence solicitor for Dudley could help you, we can help. Our panel of professional negligence solicitors are able to help eligible claimants under a version of a No Win No Fee agreement. The typically used contract is called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This typically means:

  • No upfront solicitor fees.
  • No ongoing fees.
  • Nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful.
  • Only a small and legally capped percentage is needed as a success fee if the claim has a positive outcome. This comes from the payout amount.

With all these advantages in mind, we invite you to take the first step by accessing your free assessment of eligibility by:

  • Using the online option to contact us
  • Accessing immediate information on 0800 408 7825
  • Or alternatively, connect with our team through the online chat feature.

Learn More About What Is Professional Negligence And When You Can Claim

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In conclusion, we appreciate you taking the time to read this guide about professional negligence solicitors for Dudley. Our advisors are happy to assist with any other aspect of your professional negligence case.