When we buy products, ranging from cars to toothbrushes, we expect them to operate in the manner advertised. While we do expect things to break at some point, we hardly expect the things we buy to harm us, not least through no fault of our own. We know that we can return products when they break. What people don’t realise is that when products malfunction and suffer injuries caused by faulty products, you are entitled to compensation.
What makes me eligible to claim?
- If the accident wasn’t your fault you can claim. For instance, if you are using a washing machine and it explodes and you aren’t responsible for the explosion, then you can claim for the damage to your house and whatever injuries you may have sustained.
- If you sustained injuries, you need to have gone to the doctor and have the records to prove this.
- This all needs to have taken place in the last three years.
Common injuries caused by faulty products
- Electrical household appliances like toasters, microwaves and hair dryers can have faulty wiring and cause fires. There are endless outcomes with an issue like this because of the nature of the issue. Worst case scenario would be that your house burnt down as a result and you suffered serious burns which would entitle you to compensation.
- When driving new cars for the first time, there have been cases where brakes have been faulty and have caused accidents. Some people often feel guilty thinking they caused the accident but if this has happened to you, you have a real case for a claim.
- Although seat belts, air bags and car seats are supposed to keep you safe, they’re among the most recalled products around. Car seats have been known to eject children in collisions resulting in serious casualties and often fatalities.
Have you suffered injury caused by faulty products?
Even if it’s not listed above, you might have experienced something that led to an injury and want to claim. Call our 24/7 hotline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss your claim today or take a 30-second test to get a good idea before calling if you will be able to claim. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis which means you won’t have to pay exorbitant fees up-front before even finding out if you’ll be compensated.
Date Published: February 19, 2017
Author: Accident Advice