Negligence

In the context of an injury claims, negligence is when a person, company or organisation breaches its legal duty of care to safeguard the well-being of others.

For example:

  • When making a road accident claim, a road user must have been negligent in their duty of care to other road users
  • When making a work injury claim, an employer must have been negligent in its duty of care to an employee
  • When making a clinical negligence claim, a medical professional must have been negligent in its duty of care to the patient.

See also:

Contributory negligence

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