Frequently asked questions
1. What is professional negligence?
Professional negligence occurs when a professional, such as a solicitor, does not perform their responsibilities to an appropriate standard.
2. What is a professional negligence compensation claim?
A professional negligence claim for compensation is a legal process started by someone who feels they have not been dealt with appropriately by the professional whose skills they sought.
3. What sort of professional negligence can I claim for?
There are many types of professional negligence, involving a range of professions – from accountancy to surveying. Thompsons Solicitors can help people to make a claim for compensation against a solicitor from another legal firm in relation to, for example, failed claims, unexpected deductions from their final compensation or under-settled compensation claims.
4. Do I have a professional negligence compensation claim?
Professionals are expected to have specific skills and expertise. If you believe the standard of the professional you sought help from fell below what should reasonably be expected of their profession, and this resulted in a loss for you, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for professional negligence. It is a complicated area of law but our experts can review your file and advise you as to whether you may be able to make a compensation claim.
5. How much does it cost to make a compensation claim?
There are several ways to fund a claim for professional negligence compensation - our skilled lawyers will be able to talk you through your options. Call 0800 0 224 224, complete our Start a Claim form or request a callback.
6. How long do I have to make a professional negligence compensation claim?
Most claims need to be made within six years of the date of negligence, though there are exceptions. For expert advice, speak to Thompsons Solicitors’ friendly professional negligence experts.
7. How much professional negligence compensation will I get?
The amount of compensation awarded depends on a variety of factors, with damages usually assessed from the date of the breach in professionalism. Our experienced team will give you an indication of the amount you may be entitled to as quickly as possible.
8. How long does it take to settle a professional negligence compensation claim?
Each case is unique. Straightforward cases are ordinarily settled within months. Our experienced team will give you an indication of the amount you may be entitled to as quickly as possible.