What is professional negligence?
Professional negligence is where a professional person fails to perform to the standards required of them, which results in their client suffering damage or loss.
When a professional person is instructed to undertake work, they have a duty of care to their client to perform their job to a reasonable standard and with reasonable care.
If the professional has not provided a reasonable level of skill and care to the level of service or standard of work that you could reasonably expect from them, then you could have grounds to make a professional negligence claim.
Professional negligence Compensation Claims
A claim for compensation can be made against any professional person who has failed to perform work to the standard reasonably expected from them, which has resulted in damage or loss to their client.
This can include professionals such as: –
- Financial advisers
- Insurance brokers
- Surveyors/ valuers
- Veterinary surgeons
Making a claim
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