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How long do I have to bring a claim for professional negligence?

The results of experiencing negligence when you’ve paid someone for their professional services can be distressing, sometimes costly and occasionally a dangerous threat to your health.

In most cases, you need to bring a court case within six years of the date of the negligence.  You may still be able to bring a claim after that period if the negligence only comes to light at a later date. 

If you want your complaint to be dealt with by an ombudsman, other time limits also apply. Typically you have six months in which to contact the ombudsman after receiving a final response from the adviser you are claiming against.

If in any doubt, it’s probably best to register your issue with a lawyer, who can then advise.


Think you’ve suffered as a result of professional negligence?

If you feel you have grounds for a claim, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. 

Getting a good solicitor can help to take away the strain you’ve undoubtedly felt since suffering from professional negligence.  Taking legal advice can help you to feel like you’re taking back some control over your circumstances, and of course it may lead to compensation payment too.

Call QualitySolicitors now on 08082747557 and have a quick free five- or ten-minute chat with one of our legal representatives.  Taking five minutes to tell us about what’s happened will enable us to tell you what we could do next to help.

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