Professionals, including accountants, financial planners, builders, engineers, and real estate agents, have a duty of care to offer a service with reasonable attentiveness and skill, or at a standard that is required by law. If a professional fails in their duty of care, and you suffer a financial loss as a result, you may be able to claim compensation for professional negligence, or professional malpractice. Professional negligence can also look like an injury or physical damage.
Professional negligence includes, but is not limited to:
- Accounting errors
- Negligent or inaccurate financial advice
- Engineering, architectural or building errors
- Solicitor negligence or misconduct
- Misrepresentation by a real estate agent
- Inaccurate property valuations
- Veterinary errors
- Other negligent or misleading professional advice
When you engage the services of a professional, you have a right to receive a service that reflects the standard set by the profession. You should not expect to experience financial loss, and you should not be put at risk because of negligence. Unfortunately, professional negligence can result in significant financial loss and considerable stress. Therefore, it is important to engage a professional negligence lawyer and seek compensation so that you can recover your losses and secure your future. Wyatts are experienced professional negligence lawyers committed to offering a personalised and attentive service, and to securing your best possible outcome.
If you have sustained an injury or acquired an illness due to the negligence of a medical practitioner (e.g., doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, or dentist) or allied health professional (e.g., physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychologists), then you may be eligible to claim medical negligence compensation.
If you have sustained a ‘botched’ surgical procedure because of plastic or cosmetic surgery malpractice, you may be entitled to claim Cosmetic Surgery Negligence compensation.
While not all surgical repercussions may constitute grounds to bring about legal action, if you have sustained any form of injury, illness or disability as a result of a cosmetic or plastic surgeon, it is important you speak with a medical negligence specialist at Wyatts today.
If you have lost money (e.g., savings, investment funds, superannuation) because of negligent or fraudulent financial advice provided by a financial planner, bank, or financial institution, you may be able to claim financial dispute compensation.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers offer:
Professions can include, but are not limited to:
- Advertising consultants
- Builders and building consultants
- Financial planners and advisors
- Information Technology consultants
- Legal practitioners
- Medical practitioners
- Real estate agents and property valuers
If you have suffered loss because a professional has failed in their duty of care, please contact us today. Our experienced professional negligence lawyers in Sydney, Parramatta, Liverpool and Rockdale are committed to securing compensation for those that have suffered financial loss due of the actions of a professional.
You may be able to claim professional negligence compensation if you have engaged the services of a professional (individual or company) and their service or advice has caused you financial loss.
To make a claim, the following needs to be shown:
- The professional owed you a duty of care
- They failed to enact their duty of care
- You suffered financial loss or damage because they breached their duty of care
A professional negligence claim cannot be made if there was no loss suffered, even if the professional was negligent when providing the service or advice.
If you believe you have a claim, or if you are uncertain as to whether you have sufficient evidence to support your case, contact Wyatts today for a thorough consultation with a negligence lawyer.
There are time limits for seeking compensation for professional negligence. In NSW, this time limit is currently 6 years, and begins from the time when the event that led to the compensation claim occurred.
As professional negligence claims can be complex, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. contact Wyatts today to begin the process towards reclaiming your future.
A professional negligence lawyer will determine if the person or business that provided you with a service has failed in their duty of care. A lawyer will then establish whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim. Our legal team will explore all avenues through which you can reclaim lost funds, and determine if litigation is an appropriate course of action – all while minimising risk and maximising outcomes for you.
Importantly, Wyatts will offer you a personalised and thorough service. We will pay attention to the details of your particular case, and will treat you with dignity and respect. contact Wyatts today for a quality of service that is second-to-none.
The Court looks at negligence claims first based on the duty of care. The Court will look at the proximity between the injured party and the professional who had a duty of care. They will look at the scenario and compare the acceptable standard of care versus the care provided. The Court will look for any contributory negligence of the injured party as well as for any vicarious liabilities. Where a service was delivered, they will examine the way it was delivered.
The team of professional negligence lawyers are experts in the law of professional negligence, governed by the Civil Liability Act 2002 along with the Civil Liability Amendment (Personal Responsibility) Act 2002. Section 50 of the Civil Liability Act 2002 says that professional negligence occurs when the professional acts against what is widely accepted in Australia by peer professional opinion. However, the Court has the final say on the matter.
A professional negligence lawyer will determine if the person or business that provided you with a service has failed in their duty of care. A lawyer will then establish whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim. Our legal team will explore all avenues through which you can reclaim lost funds and determine if litigation is an appropriate course of action – all while minimising risk and maximising outcomes for you.
Importantly, Wyatts will offer you a personalised and thorough service. We will pay attention to the details of your particular case and will treat you with dignity and respect. contact Wyatts today for a quality of service that is second-to-none.
Compensation for professional negligence can cover financial loss or damage caused by a professional’s breach of their duty of care. These costs can include past and future financial loss, costs associated with engaging other professional services, legal fees, and other expenses resulting from the negligence.
A claim is intended to return you, as closely as possible, to the financial position that you would have been in if professional negligence had not occurred. Estimating this financial position requires expert legal knowledge, and it is important that you consult a professional negligence lawyer as soon as possible.
The compensation may include expenses incurred and profits lost in the process. contact Wyatts today to begin this important process with an experienced professional negligence lawyer.
Areas We Provide Professional Negligence Law Services To:
Bayside, Burwood, Leichardt, Mosman, North Sydney, Randwick, Strathfield, Inner West, Willoughby, Woollahra
Ashcroft, Bankstown, Cabramatta, Casula, Fairfield, Mount Pritchard