Professional Negligence Claims Against An Engineer


Professional Negligence Claims Against An Engineer

If you are looking to make a professional negligence claim against an engineer, then we’re on hand to help you every step of the way. Construction and engineering contracts are often high value and include complex work.  Where the negligence of an engineer has resulted in a failure, expensive corrective works or a significant delay, you may be able to bring a professional negligence claim against them.

Most engineers are highly skilled and qualified professionals, however, there are occasions when engineers make mistakes through negligence and the effects of their mistakes can be extremely costly to the client.

Engineers can work in many different sectors from structural and civil engineering to electrical and mechanical areas. Their expertise is often vital to the success of a project. Most engineers have their own professional bodies which set out the standards which they must follow.

Negligent advice can lead to structural failure, work being delayed and can even mean a project has to be completely stopped. These setbacks can lead to financial losses for both private and commercial clients.

Free Initial Telephone Discussion

If you have been a victim of professional negligence, get in touch with us today. Simply call us on 0161 929 0121 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you.

Compensation from Negligent Engineers

If you’ve lost out financially because an engineer acted negligently, you may be able to bring a professional negligence claim against them.

Examples of engineering claims, include:

  • Costs incurred in purchasing new building materials
  • Failing to problem solve on construction projects
  • Incorrect drawing and design plans
  • Incorrect structural calculations in building projects.
  • Negligent engineering advice
  • The engineer failed to follow industry standards
  • Unfinished projects

This is by no means a comprehensive list of examples and there are many other actions that could fall under the category of negligence.

If you think you have suffered a financial loss as a result of negligent engineering works, you should first make a complaint to the firm in question through its own complaints handling procedure.

If you are considering bringing a claim for professional misconduct or professional negligence then you have six years from the date of the event of the negligence, or three years from the date you first realised negligence had occurred, in which to make a claim.

If you’re planning to pursue a professional negligence claim against your engineer, you’ll need to demonstrate at least three things:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the engineer
  • The engineer in question breached that duty of care
  • The engineer’s negligent actions caused you a financial loss of some kind.

Because of the complexity of engineering claims and proving that they acted negligently towards a client, Blackstone solicitors highly advise clients to get in touch as soon as possible, so that our expert professional negligence solicitors can assess your case.


If you have suffered a financial loss, then we appreciate that it may be difficult for you to fund a claim yourself. This is why we have a range of flexible funding options to help you with legal fees. In some cases this can be through your insurance or we may be able to offer a conditional ‘no win no fee’ agreement. We will discuss all of the options available to you from the outset and find the best solution.

How we can help

Our aim is to resolve cases against engineers as swiftly as possible. We have been involved in a wide range of negligence cases, many of which have involved engineering and construction contracts.

We are able to explain clearly the legal issues and provide open, honest and professional advice, plus a range of funding options.

How to make contact

To start a claim with us today, simply call us on 0161 929 0121, or allow a member of the team to get back to you by filling in our online contact form. We are well known across the country and can assist wherever you are based. We also have offices based in Cheshire and London.


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