How To Avoid Litigation When Working On Construction Projects?

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When you work construction or have any sort of construction project going on… you’ll likely have a lot of risk that you need to manage and be aware of. Not only do you need to manage risk when it comes to potential safety issues, you also need to be aware of potential litigation risks (and how you can avoid them down the track).

In the best-case scenario, do your best to avoid these problems before you even get started. But, in the event that you’re not able to do so… consider mediation as the best course of action to resolve these disputes before they get to the litigation and court case stage.


Damages And Injury

While this is mostly covered in clause, and contracts, it is certainly possible for someone to get hurt on site, (whether they are working on the project or not). Making sure you do everything you can do minimize this chance, and take proper precautions when you get started, will help make this a much easier challenge to manage.


Government Policy

Government policy constantly changes, which is something to be aware of when starting a big project. Make sure you stay in line with government requests, policies, and regulations always, including any changes that happen during your project. This can be time consuming, but it’s very valuable.



If something does crop up, it is best to start with mediation as the first course of action rather than the last. By doing this, you can avoid expensive court cases and lawyer fees, and salvage your working relationships


Pollution and Environmental Issues

Environmental issues are becoming more and more important, (and relevant) to construction and other industries. Ensuring that you keep up with current events, policy and social change is critical to your success along the way, especially if you care about making a positive impact around you.


While it might sound overwhelming to consider all these different angles when starting, this can really make or break your project…and greatly impact your success and your results. Taking some time to prepare for your worst-case scenarios is the best thing you can do for yourself before you set out on this journey.

The team of legal and technical experts at Immediation are here to help guide you through the mediation process and reach the best possible outcome. You can do it 100% online or opt to use a managed service where the Immediation personnel do everything for you, from start to finish.

Mediation is a good first step in the dispute resolution process. It’s Immediation’s goal to help you sustain your business relationships, while resolving the matter quickly and professionally.

Want to know more, or enquire about your business dispute? Simply fill out the form on the contact page and they’ll be in touch.