Veterinary Negligence

Making a Vets Negligence Claim.

At the moment the courts seem unwilling to compensate people for the “sentimental” value of losing a beloved pet. Instead the courts concentrate on the economic loss. This creates a problem for many claimants as the pure financial loss involved in a veterinary negligence claim is often under £5,000, the current small claims court threshold.

However, the financial loss incurred as a result of a vet’s negligence can occasionally escalate way beyond the £5,000 limit. Valuable horses, pedigree dogs with breeding potential and animals requiring expensive veterinary treatment can all give rise to vets negligence claims that fall outside the small claims court jurisdiction.

If you have a vet’s negligence claim where the financial loss is likely to exceed £5,000 then call our free helpline on 0808 139 1595 for an assessment of your case. Alternatively email details of your vets negligence case to us at lee.dawkins@sleeblackwell.co.uk

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