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If you have suffered loss or damage due to the professional negligence of an engineer you have engaged, then you may be able to make a claim to recover your losses.

Engineers have a professional responsibility to act with reasonable care and take precautions against a risk of harm. If an engineer fails to provide their service to acceptable standards, the consequences may be dire, potentially resulting in injury, financial loss and significant damage.

However, it is not enough to prove that your engineer failed to provide their service to an acceptable standard.

To pursue a valid professional negligence claim against an engineer, you must be able to establish all three of the following points, namely that:

  1. The engineer owned you a duty of care;
  2. The engineer breached their duty of care; and
  3. The breach caused you a financial loss.

Examples of engineer professional negligence may include:

  • Failing to identify issues with a construction site, causing delays and increased costs;
  • Making a compliance error, requiring costly correction or delays;
  • Failing to identify a risk with a design or construction technique, resulting in loss.

Engineer Malpractice Claims

As with all professional negligence cases, a time limit applies when bringing your engineer malpractice claim, so it is important that you seek expert legal advice as soon as you can.

It costs nothing to speak to the highly experienced team at Lionheart Lawyers for an initial assessment of your case. We will listen to you to understand what happened and identify whether we believe you may have a solid foundation for pursuing a professional negligence claim against your engineer.

If we proceed with the claim, then we will need to gather evidence to prove:

  1. A duty of care was owed to you;
  2. The breach that occurred;
  3. The loss that was caused by the breach.

Evidence in an engineer professional negligence case may include:

  • Contracts from when you engaged the engineer;
  • Communication (such as emails) showing advice you received;
  • Other documentation supporting the breach of duty;
  • Expert reports from other professional engineers;
  • Photographs and financial records to show the loss and damage you endured.

Suing an Engineer for Damages Due to Professional Negligence

Once we have gathered all the necessary evidence, we will file your claim on your behalf.

The aim with a professional negligence claim is to seek damages that will put you back in the financial position you would have been in if the breach of duty had not occurred.

If an appropriate settlement cannot be reached, we will advise you of your options, which may include commencing court proceedings.

When you choose Lionheart Lawyers, you can have peace of mind that your engineer professional negligence claim is in the best hands and that we will do everything we can to ensure you receive all the damages you are entitled to.

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