Negligence Claims Against Vets

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Making a Negligence Claim Against a Vet

If you have suffered financial losses in excess of £10,000 and need advice on making a negligence claim against a vet on a no win, no fee basis then call our free legal helpline.

At the moment the courts are unwilling to compensate people for the “sentimental” value of losing a beloved pet. Instead the courts concentrate on the economic loss that the owner has suffered. This creates a problem for many claimants as the pure financial loss involved in a veterinary negligence claim is often under £10,000, the current ‘small claims court’ threshold.

Because legal costs are not fully recoverable in the small claims court it is rarely economic for a solicitor to be instructed in these cases and no win, no fee funding is not available. Claimants can however pursue a claim themselves in the small claims court.

The financial loss incurred as a result of vet negligence can occasionally escalate way beyond the £10,000 limit. Valuable horses, pedigree dogs with breeding potential and animals requiring expensive veterinary treatment can all give rise to a vet negligence claim that fall outside the small claims court jurisdiction.

If you have suffered financial loss in excess of £10,000 and need help making a negligence claim against a vet you can call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1595 for an assessment of your case. Alternatively you can email details of your vet negligence case to us at [email protected]

Unfortunately we are unable to offer free legal guidance on cases where the financial loss suffered as a result of the vet’s negligence is less than £10,000.

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This website www.proneg.co.uk has been in operation for more than 20 years, making it one of the longest established professional negligence resources available on the internet.

It is run by Slee Blackwell Solicitors LLP, an award winning firm of solicitors specialising in professional negligence law. We have been awarded Lexcel accreditation by The Law Society for excellence in client care and the firm is included in the independent guide to the legal profession, The legal 500.

We represent claimants nationwide and are usually able to offer No Win, No Fee funding where the prospects of success are good and the value of the compensation claim exceeds the small claims court financial limit of £10,000.

A member of our specialist team will be happy to provide you with a free assessment of your case. Simply contact us by phone or email.

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