The remit of professional negligence claims is incredibly broad, ranging from poor advice or missing deadlines to life-threatening injuries or even death. A negligence claim only becomes viable when it can be established that a duty of care was owed by the defendant to the claimant – and that the duty was breached in some way. Strict time limits may apply in terms of claiming compensation, which is why acting quickly and obtaining the right legal advice as soon as possible is so essential.
Claims for professional negligence are becoming increasingly common in the UK due to the constant evolution of technical knowledge and required expertise in professional fields. Even if you’re uncertain about the legal nature of a specific incident, it’s always worth seeking an initial consultation to determine whether you could have a legitimate claim.
Common issues relating to professional negligence
Professional negligence can arise for a wide range of reasons. The most common professions subjected to this type of claim include:
- Financial advisors
- Insurance brokers
- Veterinary surgeons
Breaches of a duty of care in some of these areas can result in life-changing consequences. We understand the stress this can put on a person’s family, finances, work and home life and appreciate the need for compassion and understanding throughout.
Our solicitors draw on decades of experience pursuing claims relating to most forms of negligence. We manage the claims process on your behalf, endeavour to take the stress out of the legal side of things and allow you to focus on what’s most important – recovery.
Why choose Keoghs?
Keoghs, Nicholls, Lindsell & Harris LLP has served generations of local families and businesses since 1733, making us one of the longest-serving law firms in the North of England. We’re happy to arrange a free consultation to determine whether you could have a valid claim before establishing a clear plan of action for legal proceedings. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by arranging a quick call with one of our claim specialists.
As a senior member of our Professional Negligence team, John Gorner has a proven track record in pursuing successful negligence claims – whilst securing maximum compensation for clients. We have offices in Altrincham, Stockport and Macclesfield, so we’re available to arrange an initial consultation wherever works best for you.
We provide a bespoke high quality professional service. It is therefore important that we see our clients in person both at the start of the case and from time to time thereafter. Due to logistical and time constraints for both clients and ourselves, as a general rule most of our clients are based in the North West including Cumbria and the Peak District, North Wales, South and West Yorkshire and Staffordshire.