Professional negligence is a case where a professional does not perform their task with reasonable care and skill. That includes clinical negligence, which is a claim for harm suffered when a health professional such as a doctor, nurse, dentist or cosmetic clinic performs negligently.
If professionals do not meet their duty of care, you may be entitled to compensation.
What Can I Claim For?
The term professional negligence covers a range of potential cases. We have already mentioned clinical negligence, but there are more. Have a look below at a few other types of negligence below.
Clinical or medical negligence – if someone in the medical field has caused you harm due to not meeting accepted standards, they have breached their duty of care. So, you may be entitled to compensation.
Legal negligence – unfortunately there are some legal practices that do not meet expected standards as Chris Rudd Solicitors do. If you’ve suffered due to legal professionals breaching a duty of care, you could be liable to claim.
Financial negligence – financial professionals are trained to work to the standards and regulations set by professional bodies. Similarly to most negligence cases, not upholding those standards is a breach of duty and basis for a claim.
Negligence in other industries – every professional sector will have certain standards that workers are expected meet. In any professional capacity, not meeting those expectations could be professional negligence. In fact, that would be the core of any claim against a professional for negligence.