What is Professional Negligence?
“Negligence” occurs when someone fails to fulfill certain duties or obligations. It’s also a negative word no matter what industry you’re in. Few people take joy in accusing someone else within their company of negligence, and no one wants to be accused of such a thing themselves. However, negligent acts can and will happen every-single-day. More often than not, it’s completely unintentional, although there are times when “gross negligence” comes into play.
So, what about professional negligence? This is a very specific type of negligence that involves professional services industries, such as medical services, accounting, legal services, IT consulting and many others.
Professional Negligence is a type of negligence that occurs between a professional services industry worker or company and their respective clients. The concept of negligence stays the same. However, in the case of professional negligence, that “care” relates to how you are handling, or mishandling, your duties to a client and the established contract.
This form of negligence can be mild or serious, depending on the nature of the act and the profession.