Under-Settling Coal Miners’ Claims

Under-Settling Coal Miners’ Claims – Has my coal miner compensation claim been under-settled?

Under-Settling Coal Miners' Claims

Under-Settling Coal Miners’ Claims

In a recent Court case – Proctor v Raley Solicitors – the Claimant successfully sued his solicitors for under-settling his claim.

Under-settling coal miners’ claims is professional negligence and here at DSM Legal Solicitors we can advise and help you to bring a professional negligence claim. 

Mr Proctor suffered from Vibration White Finger and his solicitors, when claiming from the Coal Health Compensation Scheme, overlooked the fact that Mr Proctor was entitled to make a future services claim i.e. he was entitled to claim for DIY and gardening fees, tasks he was no longer able to do as a result of Vibration White Finger.

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If you think that your claim may have been under-settled contact us and we will assess your claim free of charge.  Click here to complete our Professional Negligence Claim Enquiry Form or telephone 01925 937070 to speak to a solicitor.

If we think you have a good claim then will take your case on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.  If we do not think that you have a good claim then we will advise you accordingly.

In any event there is no charge to you so why not give us a call and speak to one of our solicitors in the strictest of confidence and without obligation.

Time Limits for Professional Negligence Claims

There are strict time limits in bringing a professional negligence claim, usually it is six years from the date of the negligence.  However this may be extended where the negligence only becomes apparent at a later date known as “date of knowledge”.  It is always best to speak to a solicitor as soon as you become aware of the negligence to ensure that you do not miss the time limit and your claim becomes ‘statute barred’, meaning that your claim is likely to fail as the Defendant will argue your claim is out of time.  Call us today to speak to one our solicitors on 01925 937070 and find out whether you have a professional negligence claim.

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Your claim can be dealt with over the telephone or by email, or you are welcome to come and visit us at our office where there is free, on-site parking (by appointment only).

Please note that there are strict time limits involved in bringing a professional negligence claim.  Call Diane Massey on 01925 937070 for a free, no obligation discussion in complete confidence or email diane@dsmlegal.co.uk

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We are local solicitors in Warrington, with our office located minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62.  We have clients across England and Wales.

We also have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

We can assist with professional negligence claims, wills and probate, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, lasting powers of attorneyemployment law claims, settlement agreements, personal injury (accident claims including fatality claims), serious injury claims, road traffic accident claims (car accidents), medical negligence claims and criminal injury compensation claimsClick here to complete our Claim Enquiry Form.

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