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Making A Professional Negligence Claim

It can be difficult to understand when a professional has been negligent, that is why it’s so important that you understand how to make the best decisions for your situation. Learn more about the things you need to know and how we can help you.


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How to make a professional negligence claim

There will be a time in your life when you seek the help of an expert. Whether this is a solicitor, surveyor, valuer, financial advisor, or accountant, it makes sense to lean on the skill and experience of a qualified professional.

The individual or company you call upon has a responsibility to provide a service that meets certain standards. If the service you receive falls below those, standards you could be left dealing with a major financial headache – not to mention the potential impact on your mental well-being.

If you feel you have been let down by someone you have relied on to provide a service, you may be entitled to make a professional negligence claim. But how do you know if you are eligible? How does the process work? And can we take your case on a No Win No Fee basis?

Read on to find out everything you need to know about making a professional negligence claim.

Am I eligible to make a professional negligence claim?

If you feel as though you have been let down by a professional, you could be entitled to make a claim.

If the service they have provided has been sub-standard, you might be left counting the cost in different ways. And if that is the case, it’s only right that you seek compensation that could help you turn things around.

If you think you might have grounds for a professional negligence claim, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll offer a free, no-obligation assessment of your situation.

Is there a time limit on making a professional negligence claim?

Yes, there is usually a primary limitation period of six years from the date of your loss. This is set by the Limitation Act 1980. This means that your case could be time-barred by the court after this period. There may be exceptions, depending on whether the negligence became apparent at a later stage. This secondary limitation period could lead to your case being extended by three years from the date of your knowledge of the negligence. There is a longstop date of 15 years from the date of the negligence in which a claim must be brought, after which, irrespective of when you first knew, or ought to have known, of a potential claim, you cannot bring the claim.

If you are considering bringing a negligence claim against a professional, it is important to take expert advice on how these time limitations apply to your case. We want to help you while we still can so get in touch with us today, even if you are unsure about how long you have left.

How will I fund my professional negligence claim?

For anyone considering making a professional negligence claim, legal costs will be a consideration especially where you have already been let down by a professional and incurred fees.

The good news is that when we take on a professional negligence claim, we are usually able to provide our legal representation on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), more commonly known as No Win No Fee. This means that if your compensation claim is unsuccessful, you will not pay a contingency fee for our services.

How to start a professional negligence claim

Starting your professional negligence claim is simple. There are a few different ways for you to get things moving:

How long does it take to make a professional negligence claim?

Each claim is different, with its own unique circumstances, so it is difficult to provide a straightforward answer. The length of time it takes for your case to reach a conclusion will depend on several things, such as the amount of evidence that needs to be gathered and whether the professional in question accepts the blame for any negligence.

Could my claim go to court?

Most professional negligence claims are resolved without formal proceedings. If an agreement cannot be reached with the other party and your case does go to court, there’s no need to worry – your solicitor will be there to handle the legal proceedings on your behalf.

How much compensation could I win?

We can’t put an exact figure on how much you could receive if your claim is a success. No two claims are the same, and your compensation will depend on different factors.

Rest assured that our experts will work hard to understand the specifics of your case and achieve the compensation you deserve. Your solicitor will talk to you about the amount of compensation you can expect during the initial stages.

Can I make a No Win No Fee professional negligence claim?

We handle the vast majority of cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if you are unsuccessful in your professional negligence claim, there will be nothing for you to pay. In the event of a successful outcome, we charge a ‘Success Fee,’ which will be a mutually agreed percentage of final damages awarded.

The only cost you may have to factor in is that of After The Event (ATE) insurance. ATE covers you paying the defendant’s legal costs in case your claim against them is unsuccessful. This insurance offers peace of mind and reassurance that all your financial interests are protected.

Why come to Been Let Down with your professional negligence claim

It can be difficult to know when a professional has been negligent, so you must understand how to make the best decisions for your situation.

Here are just some of the reasons you can rely on Been Let Down when it comes to professional negligence claims:

Get in touch about your professional negligence claim

If you think you have grounds to make a professional negligence claim, we’re here to help you. Our initial consultation will be free of charge so don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our legal team.

Please get in touch with Been Let Down by calling 0800 234 3234, requesting a callback, or filling out our online claims form. One of our expert team will be happy to help you.

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