If you worked with a solicitor to make a medical negligence or personal injury compensation claim and they didn’t handle your case properly, we can help. In some cases, you have a legal right to compensation, and your solicitor should always strive to secure the maximum possible settlement for you. If your previous solicitors were negligent in the way they handled your case, you might be entitled to compensation from them.
In these cases, it’s important to take action and speak to professional negligence solicitors about putting things right.
At Switalskis, we understand how difficult it can be to learn that the outcome of your claim has been affected by the negligence of your lawyer. This may have meant your claim was undervalued or important deadlines were missed. Our solicitors can help you to make a professional negligence claim and seek compensation for the losses you suffered.
The team at Switalskis is dedicated to pursuing compensation claims for people who have been harmed by the negligence of their solicitors. We know that when you’ve been let down by a solicitor in the past, it can be hard to take anything at face value. That’s why we’ll work closely alongside you to learn what went wrong, find out more about your circumstances and understand what you want to achieve. That way, we can tailor our services to meet your needs and fight for the best possible outcome.
Once we’ve discussed what happened to you and decided to proceed with a compensation claim, we’ll begin gathering and reviewing evidence. This will include all of the documents relating to your initial claim, witness evidence and medical records that show the nature of the illness or injury you suffered. That way, we’ll be able to assess whether your previous solicitor might have been negligent, and if so, how much compensation you should receive.
In situations like these, we will support you throughout the claim and attempt to get the answers you need.
Professional negligence refers to the failure of any professional person to carry out their particular skills or services to a standard that would be considered acceptable to others in their field. In the context of medical negligence or personal injury claims, the most common mistakes that might be considered to amount to negligence involve missing key deadlines or undervaluing a claim.
The negligence of a solicitor in the conduct of a medical negligence claim usually falls into either of these categories:
If you believe your previous solicitor made serious mistakes in your claim and that this caused the claim to fail, or caused you to be awarded significantly less than you otherwise would have, contact our team to discuss professional negligence compensation.
At Switalskis, we understand the importance of communication. We want to make sure you understand the process and how it works. The professional negligence claims process won’t always move smoothly and steadily, but we will always need to follow these steps:
At Switalskis, we pride ourselves on clear communication with our clients and we’ll always be available to answer any questions you might have. Thanks to our openness, you can be certain that we’re on your side and working to secure the maximum amount of compensation that you’re entitled to receive.
There are lots of factors that affect how much compensation you might be awarded. All of the following should have been considered by your original solicitor about your medical negligence or personal injury claim:
If your solicitor failed to account for all of these circumstances and you received less compensation than you should have, we can help. Get in touch with the team at Switalskis to find out how we can help make things right.
If you are to bring a professional negligence claim, you must do so within six years of the negligence happening or, in some cases, within three years of the date that you found out about your solicitor’s negligence. There is also a ‘long-stop’ of 15 years from the date of the negligence. A case cannot be started later than this, regardless of when the negligence or loss was discovered.
This is known as the limitation period, and it is important to begin the claims process before this deadline passes so that you don’t lose your right to claim.
The best approach is to contact us as soon as you become aware of a problem, and we can advise you on the deadlines that may apply in your unique circumstances.
If you believe that your solicitor was negligent in the service they provided, and you have suffered financial loss as a result, you should contact the team at Switalskis today to learn more about professional negligence claims. Call us on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch through the website for a free initial chat about your situation.