Have you been injured by a faulty product?
Everyone knows their rights are protected by law when it comes to returning or replacing faulty consumer goods and food items. However, few know that you can claim compensation if you are injured by a faulty or defective product.
Making a product liability personal injury claim
Have you been injured by a faulty product? Have you fallen ill as a result of eating contaminated food, or using a defective product? If the answer is yes, and the injury occurred within the last three years then you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have been physically or mentally injured, or lost money as a result of a faulty product you may be entitled to claim compensation. While it is impossible to guarantee your safety 100%, companies are under a duty to ensure that anything they produce meets certain acceptable safety standards.
The Consumer Protection Act states that manufacturers are under a strict duty to make sure their products are safe. Things which may make a product unsafe include: faulty design, manufacturing errors, inadequate safety features, use of hazardous, unsafe or unsuitable materials etc. A manufacturer may also be liable if they fail to include adequate safety warnings on products. Examples of product liability claims include:
- Injuries to children caused by faulty toys
- Illness or injury caused by spoiled or contaminated foods
- Illness or injury caused by pharmaceutical products – this may also be as a result of medical negligence
- Injury or illness caused by medical products – e.g. hip replacements, heart valves, pacemakers, breast implants, contraceptive devices etc
- Injury caused by beauty products, whether self administered or arising in a beauty salon
- Inadequate instructions
- Inadequate warnings
- Inadequate or defective materials used in the construction of a product
- Defective vehicles – bikes, motorcycles and cars
- Faulty electrical products – televisions, hairdryers, games consoles, kitchen apparatus etc
- Inadequate warning after a fault is discovered. If a manufacturer finds out about a fault and fails to take adequate steps to make you aware, you may have a claim.
This is not an exhaustive list, and there may be other types of defect in the product or the way it was marketed that mean you may be able to claim compensation
Contact our personal injury experts for advice on all aspects of making your claim.
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