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    Faulty product claims: Sports equipment

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been dealing with all areas of personal injury compensation for many years now. We have amassed an expert knowledge when it comes to claims for defective products. In this short article we will be focusing specifically on faulty product claims for sports equipment.

    How dangerous is faulty sports equipment?

    Sports equipment is a broad term and can encompass an almost limitless number of items ranging from dumbbells to bicycles and treadmills to snowboards. Although the severity of a defective product may vary from sport to sport, it is fair to say that a faulty piece of sports equipment could have serious consequences, such as a slip, trip or fall.

    How can I spot a faulty product?

    There are a number of ways in which you can identify a faulty product however, the most common method to determine whether or not a product is faulty is by performing a quick visual inspection of the unit in question.

    Should I still use a product if I believe it to be faulty?

    Under no circumstances should you use an item of sports equipment that you believe to be faulty. This could lead to serious injury. If you believe a product to be faulty, then it is important to return it to the retailer or manufacturer as soon as possible.

    Would this bar me from a claim for compensation?

    If you are unaware that a product is faulty and you continue to use it, this shouldn’t exclude you from making any claims for compensation in the event of an accident, provided it wasn’t your fault.

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    I’ve had an injury as the result of a defective item of sports equipment, how can Accident Advice Helpline assist me?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, your first point of contact will be one of our friendly, professional advisors who will assist you with any queries you might have regarding making a claim for compensation. You will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims over the phone. If you choose Accident Advice Helpline to assist you in your pursuit of justice, you can be assured of a dependable and reliable service.  All claims are made on a 100% no-win-no-fee** basis and many of our clients do not need to attend a court hearing. If you’ve been injured as the result of a faulty product, contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.

    Date Published: February 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.