This guide offers information about how professional negligence solicitors for Sheffield could help you seek compensation. Professionals, including architects, surveyors and financial advisers, owe you, their client, a duty of care. This duty of care means they need to provide services that meet the correct standard. If they fail to do so and you suffer losses as a result, this is professional negligence.
Our guide explores when you could be eligible to start a professional negligence claim and how the services offered by our panel of solicitors for Sheffield could help you seek compensation.
Additionally, we discuss the purpose of professional negligence settlements and the way in which they may be calculated.
To conclude, our guide explores how it could be helpful to work with a professional negligence solicitor in a No Win No Fee capacity and what this can mean.
If you need more information relating to your potential claim, call our advisors for free today. They can offer a free case assessment to determine whether you’re eligible to pursue a claim against a negligent professional. To reach them, you can:
- Call on 0800 408 7825
- Contact us online to discuss your claim
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If you have valid grounds to pursue a claim against a professional who has breached the duty of care they owed you and caused you loss, the professional negligence solicitors for Sheffield from our panel could offer several services to help you seek compensation. For example, they could:
- Help you collect evidence to support your claim
- Keep you regularly updated on the status of the claim
- Provide a valuation of your settlement
- Present your claim in full within the limitation period
- Guide you through the claims process, including explaining any complex legal jargon
The solicitors from our panel have experience handling claims of this nature and can offer their services nationwide. This means you are not limited to using local solicitors and can focus on finding a solicitor that is right for your specific case, rather than focusing on geographical location.
If you would like to find out whether a solicitor from our panel could represent your case, please contact an advisor from our team on the number above. They can determine if you have valid grounds to pursue a claim.
Professional negligence involves a professional breaching the duty of care they owed you, as their client, and causing you loss as a result. If you can show your claim meets this criteria, you could be eligible to pursue a professional negligence claim.
You should also ensure you start your claim within the time limit that is set out in the Limitation Act 1980. This states you generally have 6 years to begin legal proceedings.
Who Could You Make A Professional Negligence Claim Against?
There are several professionals who owe you a duty of care as their client. For example:
- Surveyors – If a surveyor failed to notify their client about structural issues with a home before they went on to buy the property, this could result in them experiencing financial loss.
- Financial advisors – A financial adviser who provided incorrect advice about an investment could have caused their client financial loss.
- Architects – If an architect failed to request planning permission for a building, it may mean that the building needs to be demolished. This could cause the client to suffer losses.
If a professional’s negligence caused you losses, you could be eligible to pursue a claim and seek compensation.
Making A Negligence Claim Against A Solicitor
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is responsible for regulating solicitors and law firms in England and Wales. They provide a Code of Conduct for legal professionals which outlines the standards expected of solicitors. Whilst it is not necessarily a breach of duty if these standards aren’t adhered to, incidents can be reported to the SRA.
If a solicitor handling a claim for a personal injury or medical negligence breaches their duty of care by providing services that fall below the correct standard, it could mean you suffer a loss of chance to pursue all or part of your claim. For example:
- Under-settled claims. For example, if you provide your personal injury solicitor with evidence of lost income but they fail to include this amount when valuing your claim, this might result in you missing out on part of the compensation owed to you.
- Missed the limitation period. If a solicitor fails to start legal proceedings within the limitation period set out for medical negligence claims, it could mean your claim becomes statute-barred. This means you would no longer be able to pursue your claim.
- Failure to comply with court deadlines or instructions. If your solicitor misses court deadlines or fails to comply with instructions the court lays out, it could result in your claim becoming struck out, either partially or wholly.
Get in touch for free on the number above to find out if you’re eligible to pursue a claim against a solicitor or other professional who breached the duty of care they owed you. An advisor can also inform you about how the professional negligence solicitors for Sheffield from our panel could help you.
The purpose of professional negligence compensation is to return you to the position you would have been in had a professional not breached the duty of care they owed you and caused you loss. Additionally, you will receive an additional 8% interest for each year since the negligence occurred.
However, the way in which settlements are calculated can differ depending on who the claim has been brought against. For example, professional negligence compensation may be calculated differently in a claim made against a negligent surveyor compared to a claim made against a negligent financial advisor.
Below, you can find some examples of potential professional negligence settlements. However, you should only use these as a guide due to the unique nature of each claim.
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
|Financial Advisor Negligence
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
If you have any questions about the way compensation for professional negligence is calculated, please speak with an advisor via the number above. They can offer a free valuation of your claim.
This is a type of contract that allows you access to their services, such as help with building and presenting your case, without paying upfront or ongoing costs. Additionally, if your case fails, you won’t be required to pay for your solicitor’s work.
A successful claim outcome will mean you need to pay a success fee from your compensation. This is taken as a legally restricted percentage. As such, you can keep the majority of your settlement.
To learn whether one of the professional negligence solicitors for Sheffield from our panel could represent your case in this capacity, contact an advisor on the number above.
For more information on when you could be eligible to begin a professional negligence claim against a solicitor or other professional, please get in touch with an advisor. They can provide further guidance on eligibility, time limits and compensation. Additionally, they can answer any questions you might have relating to your potential claim.
To reach an advisor, you can:
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Thank you for reading this helpful guide on when you could be eligible to use professional negligence solicitors for Sheffield to help you seek compensation. If you have any additional questions, please speak with an advisor by calling the number above.
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