Compensation Claims for Defective Products
It is reasonable to expect that when you buy an item, it will be well designed, correctly manufactured and tested to ensure it is fit for purpose. Most manufacturers are responsible in their duty of care to consumers, but now and then a defective product causes personal injury to the user. If you have been injured you could have a successful defective product claim.
The Compensation Experts are here to help if you, or someone in your care, has been hurt due to a faulty item. Whether it is a tumble drier that catches fire or an unstable shelving unit that collapses on an unsuspecting owner, you should be entitled to claim damages for any injury you have sustained.
What is a Compensation Claim for a Defective Product?
A product may be considered defective if it does not work as intended. People may be injured if they have to adjust the way they use it, for example, if a moving part does not move smoothly and needs to be forced, causing muscle strain, or if the faulty item harms them by causing cuts or bruises, leaving burns, or giving electric shocks.
Typical examples of defective product compensation claims include a man who received payment after a faulty wine bottle shattered and cut his hand as he was unstopping the cork; and owners of furniture coated with a water resistant substance which caused severe allergic reactions and needed to be recalled.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you should always report the incident as early as possible, both to the store where you purchased it and to the manufacturer or importer. Hold on to your receipt or proof of purchase, and take photos or keep the faulty item to help support your claim. This is all information your personal injury lawyer will use to gain maximum compensation.
Claiming Compensation for a Defective Product
Talk to The Compensation Experts today about making a compensation claim for a defective product. Our experienced advisors can answer any questions you have and offer professional advice about the best way to make a successful claim. There is no cost or obligation to this initial consultation, and if you decide to go ahead, we will match you with a personal injury solicitor who has the right experience and track record in making successful compensation claims for defective products.
Depending on the nature of your injury and the type of product, you may have the option of claiming against the manufacturer, importer, or retailer, but your solicitor will explain the implications of each and recommend which the best solution is for you.
One of the biggest concerns clients have before they contact us is whether they will be left out of pocket if their claim is not successful. We offer our customers a No Win No Fee* agreement which removes this risk and promises that if your request is not agreed, you will not have to pay any legal costs. *conditions may apply
The easiest way to start is simply to call The Compensation Experts. Alternatively, you can complete our online form and let us know when you would like us to call you.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate. *conditions may apply
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert defective product claim experts working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. *conditions may apply