Have you been let down by a professional? When getting advice or services from a qualified person, you expect a certain level of care. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. If you think you’ve been failed by a professional, you could have a professional negligence claim.

Do you need the help of a professional negligence solicitor? Whether you’ve suffered financial loss or personal injury, we can help. Bendles has been serving the people of Carlisle for over 200 years. Get in touch to arrange a consultation. Give us a call on 01228 522215 to find out if you’ve got a negligence claim.

You may have used the services of a professional and feel they’ve given you incorrect advice or made errors. If poor advice/service led to you suffering financial loss or personal injury, you can make a claim for compensation.

There are several things you need to establish a professional negligence claim. You first need to prove that the individual had a duty of care to you. This is normally clear from your enlisting of their services, if not, it may be implied if they presented themselves as having certain expertise.

You then need to prove causation, meaning that you have suffered a loss as a result of them breaching their duty of care. What counts as a loss could be either financial loss or personal injury.

Who counts as a professional?

Professional in this context could be anyone who claims to have expertise not held by the general public. Common examples include:

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Barristers
  • IT professionals
  • Doctors

People make mistakes all the time, you can understand and forgive. For people operating as professionals, the consequences of a mistake can be devastating.

Had trouble with other solicitors?

If they’ve missed deadlines, or acted in a way you believe to be without due care, we can help to see if you have a claim. For example, if you're pursuing a personal injury claim, they may allow the limitation period to pass. This is something that’s considered professional negligence on the solicitor’s part.

The most serious cases of professional negligence are those by doctors and healthcare professionals. Negligence on the part of a financial adviser could make you incorrectly invest. Clinical negligence, however could bring about disability or even death.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to medical negligence, you deserve justice. No amount of compensation will make things right again, but financial help can at least restore some normality so you’re able to come to terms with the tragedy.

If the professional in question made a basic error, then it's professional negligence. If circumstances were out of their control it's not professional negligence. But distinguishing between the two isn't always easy.

If If you think you’ve got a professional negligence claim, Bendles will let you know how to proceed.

Emotions run high when you feel you’ve been wronged. We’ll use our expertise and impartial stance to determine whether you have a case for professional negligence.

Considering suing for negligence? At Bendles we understand the law can be unclear. Knowing if you have a case is half the battle so, we’ll make sure you have grounds for a negligence claim before taking any action, so you won’t have to worry.

If you’ve suffered as a result of careless professionals, don’t let them get away with it. Get in touch with our litigation specialist, Michael Johnson, today. Give us a call on 01228 522215 for a quicker response.

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