Defective Product Claim
Did you know you can claim personal injury damages for injuries sustained from a defective or faulty product? Each year in the UK thousands of people are injured because of a defective or faulty product but very few claim compensation which is a shame. Claiming compensation is everyones legal and civil right and by not suing for compensation these products are still being sold and possibly causing more injury.
All manufactured products have to meet strict guidelines to ensure their safety and should be labeled accordingly. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 was put into place to protect customers so that those that have suffered from a faulty product can bring a claim against the manufacturer of the product. We are also protected by the Sale of Goods Act which states that all products which are sold must be fit for the purpose is was manufactured for and must of be satisfactory quality. Unfortunately many items are not and without proper safety testing, these products can be lethal and cause minor to quite severe injuries.
Examples of the kind of accidents that you can claim faulty product compensation for are:
- chair collapsing
- children swallowing parts of toys
- electrical equipment malfunctioning resulting in injury
- facial scarring due to faulty cosmetics
- contaminated food
If the incident happened to dameage some of your property you can also claim for the damage to your property that the defective product caused. This could mean a new carpet or any other household item it caused damage too.
Successful claims are when we manage to prove that the product was not safe and did not meet the standards and regulations set out to protect customers.
What to do if you suffer from a defective product?
- Look for the original receipt.
- Take photographs of the faulty product
- Keep the product for evidence
- Take photographs of the injuries
- Take photographs of any damage to your property
- Call us on 08081 686970
If the accident was at your work place make sure you report the accident in the accident book and report it to your employers. If your company does not have an accident book write what happened in a letter and send that to your employer keeping a copy for yourself. If there were any witnesses of the accident take their names downs.
If you would like to claim faulty product compensation from the manufacturer or importer of a product you bought which cased you injury, contact Help with your Claim today. These cases can be quite complex but well worth the effort. If you help one person not suffering the same fate it has to be worth pursuing.