Product Liability Claim

A dangerous or defective product is one which does not meet the standards that can reasonably be expected and are, in effect, faulty – this does not include products that are worn out or old. If you think you are entitled to a product liability claim as you have suffered an injury as a result of a faulty product, and that injury was not caused by misuse, the Consumer Protection Act 1987 allows you to make a compensation claim.

Making a product liability claim

Product liability claims are a section of the law aimed at protecting consumers. Manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to consumers are held responsible for any injuries that are caused by their products. If you or someone you know has been injured by a faulty or defective product, you can claim under breach of contract. This means that the product does not comply with contractual terms of safety regulations.

Defective product cases

For a product to be defective, consideration is given to more than just the physical defects it may have. Examples of a product liability claim and the typical kind of injuries expected from faulty products are:

  • Malfunctioning hair straighteners’ causing burns
  • Contaminated makeup causing blemishes
  • Faulty electrical products causing electric shocks
  • Choking claims from children’s toys.
  • Defected motor vehicles i.e. brakes, tyres, seat belts and air bags.
  • Damaged industrial equipment causing injury or damage to other goods.

What to do next

If you have been injured by a defective product you may have grounds to make a claim. In assessing the merits of a product liability case we will look at the methods used to advertise the product, its intended purpose of use, and any instructions that came with it. You may be entitled to claim compensation even in circumstances where the faulty product does not belong to you yet you still suffer injury.

Why work with our expert product liability lawyers:

  • We work on a no win no fee basis
  • We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation to discuss your claim

Receive the compensation you deserve. Whether you have any questions or want to find out what you could be entitled to, please get in touch today to find out more about making product liability claims and how we can support you.

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