The definition of professional negligence is "a subset of the general rules on negligence to cover the situation in which the defendant has represented him or herself as having more than average skills and abilities."
Essentially, professional negligence occurs when the professional performs below their expected standards, resulting in damage or loss to the client. This professional owns a duty of care to their client to perform their job with reasonable care and skill.
Cases of professional negligence extend to all professionals, however, they tend to be more prominent in industries with higher risk, standards of practice and loss to the client.
When you deal with a professional, you are entitled to expect a reasonable standard of work quality. Mistakes can and do happen, and not all mistakes are negligent. However, if you feel that you have received particularly bad advice or service, leading to a financial loss, you may be able to make a professional negligence claim.
This can be attributed to a greater reliance on the advice and actions of professionals in highly complex work, as well as a broader awareness of the public's legal rights.
We appreciate the financial stress that can arise from making a professional negligence claim, which is why we offer flexible funding options such as no win no fee, deferred fees and no win low fee.
Depending on the nature of your claim and how successful we deem this to be, we will be able to offer you a suitable funding option that will suit you and ease the financial burden of pursuing a claim.
More information on options can be found on our funding options page, or we invite you to request a free no obligation consultation from Specters to clarify your options.
We have a specialist team of qualified professional negligence solicitors and legal experts who are ready to work on your behalf to remedy the wrong that you have suffered. Learn more about our expertise and how we can assist you by watching the video below.
If you believe you have been let down by a professional in the last six years or have recently become aware of potential professional negligence, then please call us on our no-cost line for a free initial legal consultation on 0300 303 3629 today or complete our contact form.
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