Defective Product Injury Claims
Many different products and services can be dangerous if they’re defective or haven’t been manufactured to a high enough standard. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of an accident caused by a defective product you could be entitled to claim compensation.
TRUE Solicitors has a team of lawyers who specialise in defective product injury claims. Their experience and expertise means a stronger chance of obtaining maximum compensation in the shortest time.
What can I make a defective product injury claim for?
If you have been injured due to the result of a manufacturing fault or poor product design, you may be able to make a claim under The Consumer Production Act 1987. The Act contains terms which outline that if you are injured due to a faulty product, it is not necessary to prove that the manufacturer was negligent. The manufacturer will be deemed responsible under ‘strict liability’ should the faulty product have caused an injury.
Common examples of defective product injury claims include:
- Unsafe electrical equipment, leading to electric shocks or fire.
- Contaminated food causing food poisoning.
- Malfunctioning hair styling equipment, resulting in burns, cuts and scarring.
- Contaminated cosmetic products, causing skin damage.
- Unsafe medical equipment, leading to further internal or external injuries.
- Badly designed buggy hinges, resulting in hand injuries and broken fingers.
How much compensation am I likely to get for a defective product injury claim?
The amount of compensation that you can obtain as result of making a defective product injury claim depends on the severity of the injury you have suffered, and the effect that this will have on your day-to-day life. TRUE Solicitors will be able to provide you with an estimated compensation figure after carrying out an initial, free no obligation assessment of your case.
To get an idea of the compensation that you could receive for any physical injuries that you have suffered please use our compensation calculator.
What should I do if I have suffered an injury as a result of a faulty product?
It is important to seek medical help as soon as possible after suffering an injury as a result of a faulty product. After which, should you wish to make a claim, you should keep evidence in the form of the faulty product itself, photos of the product, product packaging and proof of purchase like the receipt. You should then seek legal advice for an assessment of your case and to start the claims process.
Call us today on 0344 854 7000 for free, impartial advice about your accident claim. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com.