A duty of care exists between a professional and their client. One of the factors which a court takes into account when determining whether the defendant owes a plaintiff a duty of care is the identification of harm or damage suffered as a result of the defendant’s act or omission. If you have received negligent service and have suffered financially from a professional you may be entitled to compensation.
We have listed examples cases where professionals were found to be liable for breaching their duty of care.
Contact us for an obligation free advice. What must be proven is that your service professional has acted below their expected duty of care outlined by the law and their industry standards. If we take on your case, we will act on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
Claims for damages for professional negligence need to be commenced within 6 years from the date the cause of action arises. If they are not, a defendant will plead the defence that the claim is statute barred. Claims involving doctors and health professionals may have a limitation period of three years only.
As such, you should not delay considering your rights.
Professionals or businesses who provide advice or provide professional services pay premiums to insurers which protects them from professional indemnity claims as a result of their negligence. Professional Indemnity insurance can cover the professional at fault for damages or compensation which you are entitled at the end of your claim.
A professional negligence claim is made against a professional who has failed to perform their responsibilities to the required standards or have breached their duty of care. The negligent conduct of the professional may have resulted in financial loss, physical or psychological damages or injury to their client or customer.
You may need to make a professional negligence claim if you have received:
If you believe you have a claim against a professional, speak with one of our lawyers who will be able to get you advice about your case.
The amount of compensation you receive for a professional negligence claim will depend on your individual case, the severity of injury or loss of finances. To get an understanding of how much compensation you may be entitled to following a professional negligence claim contact one of our lawyers today.
As with other personal injury compensation claims, strict time limits apply. Professional negligence is a complex area of law and it is best to seek legal advice as soon as you are aware of the negligent actions of the professional. Generally, for most professional negligence cases claims for damages need to be commenced within 6 years from the time of the negligent action. If a personal injury has occurred as a result of the professional negligence, you have 3 years from the negligent actions to make a claim.
If you have received poor service due to incompetence, unprofessional behaviour or a one-off mistake you may be entitled to compensation. To claim compensation, you must be able to prove:
If you think you have grounds for professional negligence compensation, contact our lawyers today for advice.
For an obligation free discussion to determine whether you have a professional negligence claim, please contact Sinnamon Lawyers for a free assessment to discuss your claim.
There are strict limitation periods that apply to these claims, so for further information, please complete the online enquiry or give us an obligation free call.
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