If you rely on the help of a professional, you are at risk of that individual providing you with a negligent service and this negligence that can cause you financial damage. If a hired professional provides a negligent service that results in a loss, a claim can be made for compensation.
Accountants, financial advisors, solicitors and other professionals are all required to provide advice and information that is accurate and meets the proper standard expected. If a professional you have hired fails to perform their duties to the expected standard and is negligent you may be eligible to make a professional negligence claim for compensation.
A professional is someone who you have hired to provide a specific service and therefore a claim can be made against a wide variety of professionals such as surveyors, solicitors, accountants, financial advisors and even architects.
In order to make a professional negligence claim you must prove that the professional in question owed you a duty care and this duty was breached, which resulted in a loss for you.
For a professional negligence claim to be successful you must be able to show that the professional’s service fell below the normal standard expected from someone in their field. For example, for an accountant to be considered negligent it must be proved that their service fell below what you would expected from another standard accountant.
At Lewis & Co we have settled a number of professional negligence claims and have the experience required to guide you through the process. Professional negligence claims can be complex and therefore it is advised to seek the assistance of experts.
We always aim to settle claims with minimal stress and ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Suffering negligence at the hands of a professional can be difficult, but with the right guidance and legal help the problem can be resolved.
If you have suffered professional negligence and believe you are entitled to claim compensation, get in touch. Contact us today on 0203 781 7810 or via our online contact form.