Thousands of products of all kinds are sold every single day throughout the UK. Very few people will ever have any issue with any of these products, and those that do are unlikely to have suffered any injuries as a result of purchasing and using them. Being injured by a defective product is a rarity, because every product goes through a rigorous process to ensure it is safe prior to hitting the shelves.
To this end, it would be unusual to find yourself coping with injuries caused by a defective product. If this should happen to you, you should consider what occurred and how it had the chance to happen. If you were using the product correctly and in accordance with instructions, there should have been no reason for any injuries to occur.
Faulty consumer goods
A defective product could mean all kinds of things. It might mean poor-quality materials were used in construction of that product that have led to it breaking very easily during use. It could mean the actual construction is poor, or that an essential bolt or nut has been left out in the construction process.
As you can see, all kinds of things could potentially happen during the manufacturing process to make a product unfit for use. Furthermore, if a company discovers its products are faulty, it must do everything in its power to recall them and to make it clear the products should not be used. If this does not happen and you are injured, you may also have a chance to claim compensation if you are subsequently injured.
Have you been hurt?
An injury does not need to be severe in order for you to have a chance at claiming compensation. However, if you have been hurt and you think you have a chance of claiming, your best course of action would always be to consult a professional who regularly deals with personal injury claims, preferably those in this area.
By calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 after being injured by a defective product, you stand the best chance of finding out if a no win, no fee claim is a possibility. All you need to do is call our free enquiry line and let our advisors know what has occurred. Their experience should tell you all you need to know, and they’ll confirm whether or not a claim could meet with success.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead