Product Liability Claims
Have you been unlucky enough be harmed by a faulty or defective product with a substandard level of safety? If so you may be able to make a Product Liability claim.
Anyone who suffers injury as a result of a defect in a product should be able to make a claim against the manufacturer under the Consumer Protection legislation.
Maybe the product had a design flaw; it could have dangerous edges or components, ineffective warning labels or instructions, or maybe a hazard could have been removed through proper design. You may have found a dangerous object, such as a piece of metal in your pre-packaged food. If this was to result in an injury, such as a consumer cutting their tongue or their finger on it, then this would clearly give rise to an action for compensation.
It is worthwhile pointing out that manufacturers cannot escape liability by placing a term in the contract or by notice and any other provision.
Special circumstances for Children
Has your child suffered an injury from a defective product? For example, as a result of choking on a toy component? If so, it is worth remembering that the child can pursue the claim up to 3 years after their 18th birthday, irrespective of when the accident occurred.
For more information contact our specialist Personal Injury lawyers on 01908 692769.
We are Members of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.