Professional Negligence: What is it?

When you’re relying on a professional you don’t expect things to go wrong but unfortunately they do. Negligence isn’t very common but it does happen so it’s important that you know what to do if it happens to you and what your rights are. A person might feel like they’re being neglected by a professional if they’ve lost out financially or have suffered medically.

Unsure about the different types of negligence? Here are 3 examples:

Solicitor Negligence

When hiring the services of a solicitor there’s a level of quality and professionalism that they have to provide. For example, correctly drafting legal documents and providing their clients with clear and correct information. Unfortunately some solicitors fail to work up the standards and by making mistakes or providing a poor service it will result in their client having to suffer from a financial loss. If something like this has happened to you then get touch with Mulderrigs. They have a number of professional solicitors who have helped clients with their solicitor negligence claims.

Professional Negligence

If you’re paying a lot of money for someone to do a job for you then you expect it to be done to their highest possible standard. Unfortunately some people will try and simplify their work, putting in minimal effort, however still charging the full amount. Professional negligence claims are usually made when a professional has been negligent in the work that they have carried out for you whether their profession is an accountant, engineer, surveyors etc.

Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence is a type of professional negligence. It’s where a patient has had a procedure done for medical or cosmetic reasons, whether that’s in a clinic or hospital and have been neglected by their doctor or nurse. If you’ve been injured or your condition is made worse by a medical professional then you may be able to claim for compensation. In order to make a claim you will need to show they’ve been negligent. To do this you will need to make sure that the medical professional who neglected you did something that most other people in their position would not have done.


Professional negligence does occur so whether you feel your negligence was accidental or done on purpose you should find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim.

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