Construction Negligence for Businesses

A building project has many moving parts and will require the work of many professionals to see the project through to completion. From the architects and engineers that design and plan the work, to the builders that carry out the construction, there are many opportunities for negligence to occur. As a business owner, we understand how important your investments are to you. In the unfortunate event that negligence does occur, Jackson Lees’ expert Construction Negligence Solicitors are on hand to help you with your claim.

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Architect negligence

Negligence can occur right at the beginning of your project during the design stage. Negligence at this stage, if not caught early, can have hugely detrimental and costly repercussions.

It is the job and duty of your architect to design a building that not only meets your requirements, but that meets the requirements of health and safety law, building regulations and the requirements of the contract that has been agreed. If the terms of the contract you have agreed with your architect are not met, this can cause serious issues.

There are many ways an architect can be negligent, including:

  • Defective property plans or drawings
  • Not complying with building regulations
  • Not complying with health and safety law
  • Not managing/supervising a project (if contracted to do so)
  • Failure to advise about planning permission

If you believe your architect has been negligent in their plans and design for your building project, you may be able to make a claim.

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Engineer negligence

It’s an engineer’s responsibility to make sure your finished building project runs as it should. From the air conditioning to the general utilities of the building, the building cannot function without the input of an engineer. Your engineer likely belongs to a professional body, such as the Institution of Civil Engineers, but this doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of negligent behaviour. People make mistakes, and those mistakes can be costly.

If you have suffered engineer negligence, you deserve to know what went wrong and why, and may be entitled to compensation. The first step is to follow the correct complaints process. If your complaint remains unsolved, get in touch with our expert solicitors for advice.

Building Contractor negligence

Building contractors build the property according to the architect’s and the engineer’s plans. They comply with the quantity surveyor’s calculations and the building surveyors’ directions on building regulations compliance, and in doing this, their work may be overseen by you the client, by the architect, or by a project manager. It is the responsibility of the contractor to exercise reasonable care and skill in undertaking the project.

There are many ways a contractor can be negligent, including:

  • Failure to exercise care and skill
  • Not complying with building regulations
  • Failure to follow the plans and designs of the architect and/or engineer
  • Failure to use the appropriate materials and tools to complete the work
  • Failure to finish the project within a reasonable amount of time

Jackson Lees is a leading firm of professional negligence solicitors and can advise those who have suffered financial or other loss as a result of builder’s negligence on how to make a claim for compensation.

Professional negligence in the construction industry isn’t limited to architects, engineers and building contractors. We can also advice when negligence occurs at the hands of:

  • Quantity surveyors
  • Building surveyors
  • Project managers

Contact our Professional Negligence Solicitors

We understand this can be a very stressful time for you. Our friendly specialist solicitors are always on hand at our Liverpool and Wirral offices to help you with your claim and move forward. Call us today on 0151 282 1700, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you, or make an enquiry today.

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