A failure by any a practitioners to do their job correctly can have significant consequences for the client’s finances, property and personal health.
If you have experienced out of pocket expenses, a loss of property value, or a significant administrative burden (e.g. having to apply retrospectively for planning permission) due to mistakes or omissions made by a service provider in any highly regarded discipline, you may be entitled to make a professional negligence claim for compensation.
Our professional negligence solicitors in York, Sheffield and Leeds can help you to decide whether your financial loss is as a direct result of poor practice by a professional, how you can prove this in court, and how likely you are to be awarded compensation if you pursue your claim.
Call our expert lawyers today on 0333 323 5292 to discuss whether you have grounds to make a professional negligence compensation claim, or fill in the enquiry form on this page to send us the initial information we need to give you a prompt reply and a preliminary assessment of your case and entitlement to any compensation.
Professional Negligence Explained
When you hire a professional to carry out a service on your behalf, they owe you a duty of care. In some disciplines the consequences of negligence can be significant, from loss of money to illness or injury. When something bad happens because a professional service provider did not do their job, you can potentially make a claim for professional negligence compensation.
Examples of this include:
- Architects and other property-related disciplines.
- Estate agents and surveyors (including property valuations).
- Financial advisors, accountants and insurance brokers.
- Lawyers, solicitors and other legal professionals.
You may suffer direct out of pocket expenses that are easy to quantify – for example due to having to pay somebody to fix an architect’s mistake or replace the incorrect materials used. In other cases you may experience a loss of value, e.g. due to property subsidence, damp or rot, or an inaccurate valuation.
However, if you can demonstrate that the professional owed you a duty of care, failed to discharge that duty properly, and you suffered as a result, then in principle it is likely that you will be able to make a claim of professional negligence.
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We welcome all enquiries relating to professional negligence claims against licensed and regulated practitioners, service providers who hold professional indemnity insurance, or anyone else you may feel has failed in their duty of care towards you when carrying out a service on your behalf.
Fill in the enquiry form on this page and one of our professional negligence solicitors will get back to you at the earliest opportunity to proceed with your enquiry, or you can call us on the number below to speak directly to our professional negligence solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York about commencing your claim.