Professional Negligence Claims

When you enlist the services of a qualified professional it is reasonable to expect them to do their job properly and to the best of their abilities. However this is not always the case and some professionals fail to do what is required of them, giving incorrect advice which leads to financial losses. This is commonly known as professional negligence. It is an area of law that deals with the negligent behaviour of a range of professionals including:

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Valuers
  • Accountants
  • Engineers
  • Tax advisors
  • Insurance brokers

If you have received inadequate advice from a qualified professional and have lost out financially as a result, you could be eligible to make a claim for professional negligence compensation.

Duty of care

Professionals are legally bound to exercise reasonable skill and care when they deal with clients. If they fail to do this and it is proved that a reasonable professional working in the same field would not make the same mistake, you have a strong case to claim damages for your financial losses. It is important to establish the existence of a duty of care on the part of the professional, and prove that it has been breached.

To ensure that you are prepared in the event of professional negligence it is always sensible to:

  • Agree when advice will be taken
  • Establish how long the work will take
  • Make sure everything is recorded in writing
  • Know how much you are paying and what you’re getting for your money

Helping you claim compensation

YouClaim’s expert solicitors have a great deal of experience dealing with cases of professional negligence. We will advise you on the best course of action throughout your case, and strive to ensure that you are always well informed during the legal process.

We understand that receiving compensation to cover your losses will be a priority for our clients and our goal is to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. 

Contact YouClaim today

To find out more about making a professional negligence claim get in touch with us by calling 0800 10 757 95.You can also contact us via our online enquiry form, have a chat with us online using our live chat facility, or click the "start claim" button at the top or bottom of the page . We look forward to hearing from you.

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