In our fifteen years as personal injury lawyers, we have helped answer the questions of clients from many occupations and industries, so even a question as specific as, ‘Can I claim for an accident as a product tester?’ is not strange to us.
What sort of accident?
When you are wondering if you can claim for an accident as a product tester, the most important thing to remember is that it must have been somebody else’s fault. Let’s look at some examples.
One reason why a product might require testing is to certify it with a CE – Conformité Européene – marking. By affixing a CE marking to your product, you (as, or on behalf of, the manufacturer) indicate that you are taking responsibility for the conformity of the product with the appropriate and relevant requirements. Perhaps you wish to start selling your own handmade toys; one of the requirements for CE marking is that a toy comply with the safety standards for flammability. If you have been injured whilst haphazardly setting fire to your creations in order to test their flammability, you might struggle to prove that anyone else is liable for your accident.
However, many people work for research companies or laboratories. If faulty equipment, or incorrectly written procedures were the cause of your accident, your employer might be liable. And you don’t need to worry about harming your employer financially, as they will be required to have liability insurance for incidents such as this.
How can I claim for an accident as a product tester?
The first step is to find the right lawyer for you. The friendly, professional advisors at Accident Advice Helpline aim to make everything as easy as possible for our clients.
We have a unique 30-second test on our home page that will tell you if you might qualify for compensation, and a 24-hour helpline that you can call from landline or mobile.
The initial advice that we offer is free, which means that there is no charge for starting a claim. We also work on a no-obligation, no win, no fee basis. This means that after you have spoken to an advisor about your accident, you are the one who decides whether or not to move forward.
Once you have made the decision to pursue a personal injury claim for your accident as a product tester, you will be asked to provide as much information about your accident as possible. With very few exceptions, you must claim within three years of the accident, so one of the first questions that we will ask you is when the accident occurred. We may also need to access your medical records, or ask you to attend one additional medical assessment. All the information we gather can be used to inform any decision made about compensation.
For more information concerning your accident as a product tester, call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or text claim365 to 88010, and one of our professional advisors will get back to you – it’s that simple.