Building and Construction Failures

We take for granted that the buildings and constructions that we use every day are safe.  However, sometimes accidents happen and people like you can become seriously injured.  This is particularly so in older buildings, when higher levels of maintenance are required to keep the building safe.

Tragically children can also frequently be injured in rental units, holiday accommodation or in the homes of friends and family when buildings are not child safe.

Examples of public liability claims arising out of building and construction failures include:

  • Balcony collapses
  • Floor board collapses
  • Wharf and Jetty collapses
  • Children falling through windows
  • Children falling through balcony and staircase balustrades
  • Exploding glass shower screens
  • Swimming pool drownings

To read some examples of our successful building and construction failure claims, visit our case studies page here.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a building or construction failure, your injuries are likely to be serious.  It is, therefore, important that you seek expert advice from lawyers who are experienced with these types of claims.  To discuss your potential claim, contact us now to speak to one of our compassionate expert lawyers.


Building and construction failures case studies:

We acted for a young boy who suffered an extremely bad brain injury when he fell out of a 3rd storey bedroom window of his Department of Housing apartment onto the concrete driveway below.

The boy, who was only 3 when the accident happened, was left with a profound brain impairment which limits his ability to walk and talk and causes him difficulty with basic everyday tasks. He will require various forms of care for the rest of his life.

We sued the Department of Housing and its contractor for failing to properly secure and maintain the window. The Department denied liability.

The claim was settled for a significant sum at a settlement conference prior to being heard at court.

Despite the tragic circumstances, it was of great comfort to the little boy’s family to know that from the settlement he would be able to pay for his treatment and medical expenses for the rest of his life.

View all building and construction failures case studies here