Professional Negligence Lawyers Brisbane 2019-03-26T05:53:59+10:00

Professional Negligence

Has a professional failed to provide you with the level of care and skill that you’re owed by law? Are you unable to work or have you suffered loss or damage as a result? If yes, our professional negligence lawyers can help.

Professional Negligence Lawyers Brisbane

Professionals such as doctors, lawyers and accountants have a legal duty to act responsibly with care and skill. If a professional has failed this duty, you have a legal right to claim compensation for any financial loss caused by their failure.

Get in touch with our professional negligence lawyers in Brisbane today to find out how we can assist you.

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Time Limits on Professional Negligence Claims

It’s important to be aware that there are time limits under Queensland law when making a professional negligence claim. So if you’ve sustained a loss due to professional negligence, get expert advice from Splatt Lawyers today to ensure your claim is made in time.

Am I Entitled To Damages?

We all expect that when we engage the service of a qualified professional, they’ll be worth the fees they charge and have the expertise they advertise. However, sometimes an expert may provide you with poor service due to incompetence, unprofessional behaviour or even a one-off mistake. When this happens you may be able to make a professional negligence claim.

To be entitled to damages for professional negligence, the following must be established:

  1. Has there been negligence? You must be able to prove that a person has provided a service which falls short of the standard of care and skill that’s expected in their particular profession.
  2. Has the negligence caused you harm or damage? You must be able to prove that you suffered loss and it was directly linked to the sub-standard service that was provided.

Professional negligence claims can be hard to prove, especially if it relates to medical negligence. If you’re unable to work due to the negligence of a health professional, a good first step is to make a complaint to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO). If your complaint is accepted by the OHO, contact our professional negligence lawyers in Brisbane to learn more about your right to make a claim.

How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?

Professional negligence is a complex area of law and requires expert legal advice. Claims for damages for negligence need to be commenced within the following time limits otherwise you may lose the right to make a claim:

  • Professional Negligence: 6 years from the time of negligence (3 years if a personal injury has occurred)
  • Medical Negligence: 12 years from the time of negligence (3 years if a personal injury has occurred)

If you believe you have sustained a significant loss and would like to discuss your options or obtain advice about making a claim, contact us at Splatt Lawyers for a free case assessment.

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We believe all Australians deserve the right to a fair go, without worrying about upfront legal costs. Under our no win, no fee policy, we cover all outlays associated with your case, so you don’t have to worry about being left out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful. This policy covers every case we open and is not a judgement of your financial position. We put this policy in place to ensure every one of our clients feels secure in the knowledge that Splatt Lawyers will not put them in a worse financial situation than the one they come to us in.

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Our expert professional negligence lawyers can talk to you over the phone or at a free consultation at our offices with no obligation attached. They will take the time to thoroughly look at the circumstances surrounding your injury and advise you on the best course of action to obtain the compensation that you deserve.

If you’d like to talk to our legal team about your case, please call us today.

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We’ll Explain Your Rights

Free Initial Consultation

We’ll Cover Your Expenses

We Fund Outlays

We’ll Back You 100%

No Win. No Fee.