Claims relating to personal injury due to defective products

When a product or item is sold to a consumer, the owner of the product has a duty to make sure it is safe for its intended use. The Consumer Protection Act of 1987 states that any product that has not been misused and causes personal injury, the person who has suffered does have a legal right to make a compensation claim against the manufacturer responsible. This does mean that a compensation claim can be made even if you yourself have not purchased the defective product.

If you have suffered personal injury as a result of a defective or unsafe product, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim. Broad Yorkshire Law’s specialist solicitors are here to help you make a successful claim and try to gain you as much compensation as they can for your personal injury. We can help take away the stress of the claim process and give you regular updates throughout your claim.

When claiming against a manufacturer due to a defective product you will need do the following things:

    • Prove your personal injury was caused by the defective product
    • You must begin a compensation claim within 3 years from the date of the accident
    • Any evidence you have possible should be retained including any witness details you may have

Types of faulty product claim

The most common personal injuries caused due to defective products include, loss of hair due to hair products, burns caused by hair styling equipment, rashes and skin blemishes due to contaminated cosmetic products, receiving electric shocks from unsafe electrical appliances and injuries caused by defective hire equipment.

There are many more types of injuries which can be sustained due to defective products. At Broad Yorkshire Law we are more than happy to help you with your claim.

Why you should make a compensation claim for a defective product

When making a compensation claim people do not realise that by doing so you are preventing others from suffering personal injury from a similar product or accident. When the manufacturer is made aware of the defective product they have a duty to prevent similar accidents from recurring.

Upon instructing a solicitor, we are able to request from the opponent details of any previous similar incidents which have been reported to them regarding the same product. This does of course ensure that the opponent is more responsible in terms of their duty of care to remove the product from sale if it is reported to have injured others. By reporting the matter, you are increasing the duty of care to the opponent to ensure they remove a defective product which is potentially harmful. If you remain silent, then they will never know the impact of the product on the general population and others are exposed to the same type of injury that you have suffered.

When you make a compensation claim, you are claiming for all the losses you have incurred to help you recover and pay for any treatment you may need.

Here at Broad Yorkshire Law we handle claims on a no win no fee basis which means that we are happy to prove the success of your claim and even if we are unable to do so, you will not pay a penny towards legal fees.