Professional negligence

Professional negligence

Whether you have a current personal injury claim, or have already reached a settlement, you are entitled to be awarded the best in rehabilitation and compensation.

It is your solicitor’s job to ensure this happens and, if it doesn’t, you may be able to make a compensation claim for professional negligence.

Changing your solicitor during a claim

Personal injury and medical negligence cases are complex, so it’s important your solicitor has the relevant expertise required to deal with your claim. You are entitled to change your solicitor at any point in the process.

We are specialist personal injury solicitors and we often accept instructions from clients who wish to transfer from their current or previous solicitor.

‘The amount I received was more than ten times the amount a firm of solicitors, who do not specialise in personal injury claims, told me I could expect to receive…I would strongly recommend you to anyone.’
Mr Rowley, London

Making a professional negligence claim - pre-action protocols

If you have already reached a settlement, you may be able to make a professional negligence claim against the solicitor who dealt with your case.

We have dealt with hundreds of professional negligence cases, including reaching a six figure out of court settlement for a client whose claim for a serious road traffic accident was wrongly settled.

In all professional negligence claims there is a clear procedure to follow, known as a pre-action protocol. Failure to follow the protocol can result in losing a portion of your recoverable costs, so it’s important your solicitor has experience of this. There is normally a time limit of 6 years in which to bring a claim against your solicitor, running from the date you realised you had not been given proper advice.

Examples of professional negligence in a personal injury claim include:

  • failing to get the right medical evidence to support your case, so you do not receive enough damages
  • missing important claim deadlines so your claim fails
  • not investigating future risks properly, such as medical experts not recognising you have a risk of developing a complication in the future.

Your solicitor may even have notified you that they have made a mistake and suggested you need to seek independent advice. If so, contact us and we can guide you through the process.

‘You have been able to answer whatever question I have raised and have always gone out the way to accommodate my needs. I was made to feel involved in the whole case without being overwhelmed by the legal process’
Denise Harris, Manchester

Free, honest advice

Whatever your situation, please contact us on 0800 0384 384 to arrange a free consultation with a specialist in professional negligence claims.

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