Claims for Professional Negligence in Construction
For construction projects to be successful, many different professionals need to collaborate and deliver their very best work. Everyone from the architect to the engineers to the project manager has a professional obligation to meet certain standards of quality. This is about more than just finishing the project on time and under budget - it is about ensuring the building is safe for its occupants. A failure on the part of any construction professional - no matter their specific role in the project - can result in catastrophe, including financial loss, physical harm and emotional trauma.
If you have experienced negligence by a construction industry professional and suffered loss or harm as a result, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Clough & Willis is a leading firm in this area, and our professional negligence solicitors can discuss your situation and help to secure compensation that can account for your financial losses, along with any physical or emotional harm you experienced.
If a construction professional owed you a duty of care and breached it, resulting in harm to you, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The experienced team at Clough & Willis can help you to make a professional negligence claim for compensation and recover any financial losses you experienced as a result of this negligence.
Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in claiming for negligence in the construction industry, and will structure your claim around the specifics of your situation to make sure we pursue the outcome that you want to achieve. Every claim is different, and by listening to the details of your circumstances we can make sure that we correctly estimate how much compensation you could be owed.
Clough & Willis' professional negligence team will help you to gather any evidence you need to support your claim and, if necessary, we can represent you in court. That way, we can take on the bulk of the responsibility for your claim and continue to work towards a successful outcome for you.
There is always a risk of negligence when carrying out building work, and it can arise in many different ways. Below, we have listed some of the most common types of negligence for which you may be able to secure compensation:
- Architects may create designs that are flawed or do not meet building regulations, leading to structural issues or additional costs to rectify the mistakes. Alternatively, they may provide incorrect plans or incomplete specifications for materials or work, resulting in substandard construction.
- Engineers may design structures that are unsafe or fail to perform as intended, potentially leading to accidents or the need for costly repairs.
- Failing to properly plan, coordinate, and supervise the construction work can lead to delays, cost overruns, or defects in the work, all of which may be considered negligence on the part of the project manager.
- Delivering work that does not meet the required quality standards or contractual specifications may be negligent. Determining who is responsible for this can be a complex area and depends on the individual circumstances of each project.
- If surveyors provide inaccurate measurements or site plans, this can lead to construction errors. When they do not identify existing defects or issues during pre-construction surveys, this may also lead to unexpected repair costs.
- Providing inaccurate cost estimates can result in budget overruns, and drafting or administering contracts incorrectly, leading to disputes and potential financial losses, both of which may be negligent in nature.
- If surveyors and inspectors fail to notice or report violations of building regulations or to implement or advise on appropriate safety measures, this may result in unsafe structures that need costly alterations, or lead to accidents and liability.
There are many people responsible for each construction project and a negligent act can take many forms. Speak to our team today to learn more about your eligibility to claim.
Construction professionals are bound by industry standards and a legal obligation to their clients when taking part in a building project. There are many different ways that mistakes can occur, but when this results in a physical or financial loss for the client, this may constitute construction negligence. Our team has a wealth of expertise in the law as it relates to the construction sector, which means that working with us will give you the best chance of a successful outcome.
The team at Clough & Willis strives to deliver the highest quality services for any clients who have suffered due to the negligence of construction industry professionals. It is important to act quickly, as there are strict time limits that apply to professional negligence claims, but our expert solicitors can advise you on your eligibility and make sure you meet any deadlines that apply. By taking on as much of the legal responsibility for your claim as possible, we can also create the time and space you need to manage your construction project and the aftermath of the negligence that occurred.
Clough & Willis is one of the UK's foremost law firms for legal action against negligence in the construction industry. If a construction industry professional breached their duty of care to you, get in touch with us today to learn about your eligibility to claim compensation and get the process started.