This guide will provide information on how professional negligence solicitors for Manchester could assist you in claiming compensation. Professionals, such as personal injury lawyers and architects, owe a duty of care to clients. This means they need to provide services that meet the correct standard. If there is a failure to do so, it could lead to you experiencing loss. We will explain when you could be eligible to make a professional negligence claim for your loss in more detail throughout our guide.
We also look at some of the different professionals who owe a duty of care and scenarios in which they could cause you to experience loss.
In addition, we discuss what evidence can be collected to support professional negligence claims.
Furthermore, we explore professional negligence settlements, including how they may be calculated.
Finally, we discuss No Win No Fee agreements and the benefits of working with a solicitor who offers their services in this capacity.
If you require any further information, please get in touch with an advisor. To do so, you can:
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- How Could Professional Negligence Solicitors For Manchester Help You Seek Compensation?
- What Is Professional Negligence And When Are You Eligible To Make A Claim?
- What Are The Types Of Professionals You Could Make A Negligence Claim Against?
- Potential Compensation From A Professional Negligence Claim
- Use Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Solicitors For A Professional Negligence Claim
- Learn More About Claiming Compensation For Professional Negligence
It’s not a legal requirement to use a solicitor to begin a professional negligence claim. However, their expertise and knowledge can assist you through the different stages of the claims process. There are many other advantages to working with professional negligence solicitors:
- They can help you collect valid supporting evidence
- Send important documents on your behalf
- Value your settlement
- Keep you regularly updated on the status of the claim
- Present the case in an organised and professional way
Our panel of professional negligence solicitors for Manchester can offer services similar to this nationwide. This means you can select the right representation for your claim rather than being limited to a local solicitor. Contact our advisors to see if you can start a claim with their help today.
Several types of professionals owe a duty of care to their clients and need to provide their services to the correct standard. Professional negligence can occur when a professional breaches the duty of care they owe their client. However, in order to pursue a professional negligence claim, you need to demonstrate the following:
- A professional owed you a duty of care,
- They breached this duty of care,
- You experienced loss as a result.
Additionally, you need to start legal proceedings within the time limits applicable to this type of claim. This is generally six years.
For more information on when you could be eligible to begin a claim for professional negligence, contact our advisors.
As mentioned, several professionals owe a duty of care to their clients. For example:
- Surveyors: If a surveyor were to forget to notify you of dampness or subsidence in a property that you are purchasing, you could suffer financial loss after buying the property.
- Accountants: An accountant could file your tax return incorrectly or late, causing you to incur a penalty as a result.
- Financial advisors: If you make an investment decision based on poor financial advice, it could result in you losing money or suffering damage to your share values.
- Architects: Construction work may be halted if an architect failed to acquire the correct planning permission. This can result in you the client suffering loss.
To find out if you have a valid professional negligence claim, you can speak to our team for immediate free information and advice. They may connect you with one of the professional negligence solicitors for Manchester from our panel.
Claiming For Professional Negligence Against Solicitors
Both personal injury solicitors and medical negligence solicitors owe you a duty of care to meet the correct standards in their services. Failure to do so can mean their client suffers a partial or full loss of chance to pursue their claim.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), is the regulator of law firms and solicitors in England and Wales. They outline a Code of Conduct of expected professional standards for solicitors. Failure to meet them may not always be negligence, but you can raise a concern with the SRA.
Below are a selection of examples showing how a solicitor could fail to uphold their duty of care:
- Under-valuing your claim: Despite providing evidence of incurred medical costs to your personal injury solicitor, they could fail to include it when calculating the value of your claim. This could result in you being awarded less than you were entitled to.
- Missing the limitation period: A solicitor might overlook your case and as a consequence, miss the limitation date for your medical negligence claim. This can result in the claim becoming statute-barred which means you are no longer able to pursue all or part of it.
- Failing to comply with the court: Courts can set specific deadlines or give instructions for your solicitor to comply with. Any failure to adhere to these might mean the claim is struck out, either fully or partially. Again, this can mean you are no longer able to pursue all or part of your personal injury claim.
To discuss whether you might be eligible to claim against a negligent solicitor or another negligent professional, call our advisors at the number above.
Successful claims for professional negligence aim to award compensation that puts the claimant in the position they would have been in if negligence had not happened. In addition to this, an 8% interest per annum is added to your compensation.
The following table shows potential examples of professional negligence payouts. Please note, these are only intended as a guide because settlements are calculated on a case-by-case basis and can vary according to whom the claim is made against and other factors.
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
|Financial Advisor Negligence
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
For further guidance on compensation for professional negligence, please contact an advisor on the number above.
The professional negligence solicitors for Manchester from our panel offer help to gather evidence and calculate potential compensation. They can offer these services under a specific type of No Win No Fee contract.
This contract is called a Conditional Fee Agreement, which means no upfront fees are required for the solicitor’s services. In addition, no fees are requested for the work your solicitor does as the claim moves ahead, or if it fails.
Claims that are successful mean your solicitor will deduct a percentage as their success fee from your payout; this is capped by law. Also, you can discuss the fee with your solicitor prior to beginning your claim with them.
If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria for making a professional negligence claim, please get in touch. We can also explain the time limits and evidence needed in more detail. To see if we can connect you with a solicitor from our panel to represent your claim, you can:
For more of our guides:
- Professional Negligence Solicitors For London
- Professional Negligence Solicitors For Birmingham
- Professional Negligence Solicitors For Stafford
Some external resources are below:
- Getting The Best From A Solicitor – SRA
- Civil Litigation Information – The Law Society
- Common Legal Issues – The Law Society
We hope this guide on the benefits of working with professional negligence solicitors for Manchester has helped. However, our team are happy to provide any further guidance you require and discuss the process involved in starting your claim. You can reach out by using the contact information listed above.
Article by EA