If something bad has happened to you because of the actions of an accountant, medical practitioner, lawyer, financial planner or advisor, real estate agent, psychologist or by another professional, you may be entitled to make a claim.
What is a Professional Negligence Claim?
A professional negligence claim may include compensation for loss of profit and/or expenses incurred in remedying the negligence. Importantly, before making a claim for professional negligence, a person is required to establish among other things that:
There was a duty of care owed to him by the professional;
The professional breached his duty of care; and
The person has suffered an injury or damage owing to breach of duty by the professional.
In the assessment of whether or not your claim will be ultimately successful, the Court considers the proximity between the injured person and the professional for a duty of care to exist.