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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can you claim if you get burnt by faulty outside heaters?

    The summer is almost here, and for many of us, there’s nothing better than enjoying a catch-up with friends over a cool drink on a sunny afternoon. As the temperatures drop, you can make the most of the long summer days at pubs and restaurants that offer covered outdoor seating areas or patio heaters. If….

    Product analysis: Hoverboards starting fires

    Reports about hoverboards starting fires have apparently been coming in with alarming frequency in the US, as well as the UK and Hong Kong. The question is, what is actually the cause of hoverboards catching fires? Causes of hoverboards starting fires There does not appear to be a single common cause of hoverboards starting fires…..

    The danger of faulty appliances

    Appliances are a staple in the modern day age. From washing machines to ovens, we rely on so many different appliances. However, should one of these be poorly made or suffer damage for whatever reason, what is the danger of faulty appliances? Faulty electrics When any electrical item fails, the dangers can vary, and whether….

    Are gas heaters dangerous?

    Gas heaters have been around for a long time and, with electricity prices on the rise, they are still popular today. They are used for both commercial and domestic purposes as gas heaters can be great for heating large areas such as warehouses. However, as useful and as popular as they are, they can be dangerous….

    Children and toys that are said to be unsuitable for their age

    If a child becomes injured through the use of a toy, it can have devastating effects on both the child and parent. Children in particular are extremely vulnerable to the psychological injuries that can occur as the result of being injured by something that is originally designed to bring them joy and happiness. However, if….

    Is an Aga safe to have?

    ContentsToo hot to touchNatural gasDefective AgaWhen first introduced to Britain in 1929, Aga cookers were a kitchen revolution. Designed by the Swedish Nobel laureate Gustaf Dalén, Agas work on the principle that the cast iron stove stores heat from a continuously burning source and the accumulated heat aids in the cooking process, creating a slow-cooker…..

    Who is liable if you buy a faulty hair straightener?

    When you buy hair straighteners the last thing you want is to find that they are faulty. However, if you do buy a faulty hair straightener, who is liable? Buying brand new items If you buy a faulty hair straightener brand new from a shop or website then by law you can take it back….

    What is the most dangerous fashion appliance?

    While most fashion appliances like hair dryers, straighteners and curling tongs have the potential to not only cause heat damage to hair, but also to cause fires, explosions or injuries by electrocution or burning, some are more dangerous than others. Most dangerous fashion appliance Straighteners and curling tongs are particularly dangerous, as they typically have….

    How does product liability work?

    Product liability is defined as that part of the law that holds retailers, suppliers, distributors and manufacturers liable for any injuries caused by defective products. Under the CPA (Consumer Protection Act) or common negligence law, if a product or components of a product are defective, the manufacturer may be held liable for any damages caused,….

    Determining if a car accident is fault of the car manufacturer

    When you are in a road traffic accident, it can be all too easy to look to place blame on a third party driver, or an issue with the road. Yet, there are times when another party may be at fault – could your car accident be the fault of the car manufacturer? Is my….

    How to determine who is at fault in a home accident

    Determining who is at fault in a home accident can be quite difficult. Due to the fact the accident occurred in the home, there may be no witnesses to the accident and it may be assumed that a person who suffers an injury in their own home is to blame for an accident. This isn’t….

    If your child swallows a toy and chokes, who is liable?

    If a child swallows a toy and chokes it can be a traumatic experience for parent and child alike. However, answering the question as to who is liable is a tricky one because a variety of factors will decide this. There isn’t only one answer to this question. You would need to take into account….

    Why should I not stick a knife in the toaster?

    Although modern toasters are built to exacting safety standards and the risk of being electrocuted is minimal under normal circumstances, the one main reason for not putting a knife in the toaster is still the risk of injury by electrocution. Here is why this is so. Reasons not to put a knife in the toaster….

    Faulty product claims: Vehicles

    A faulty or defective vehicle could lead to a serious or potentially fatal road traffic collision. Fortunately, vehicles are subject to rigorous manufacturing standards and tests before being released into the market. However, this does not mean that vehicles are 100% free from defect. What constitutes a faulty vehicle? Due to the sheer amount of….

    Faulty product claims: Medical devices

    Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to dealing with all areas of personal injury compensation. We boast over 15 years’ experience in helping claimants pursue their fight for justice. We can help you to make a 100% no-win-no-fee** personal injury claim if you’ve been injured as the….

    Faulty product claims: Pharmaceutical products

    A faulty or defective product carries a serious risk of injury. In the case of pharmaceutical products, the adverse effects of a faulty product may be heightened. This is due to the fact that many pharmaceutical products are ingested internally or applied directly to afflicted areas on the body to treat a pre-existing condition. What….

    Faulty product claims: Pushchairs

    Pushchairs are one item that you don’t want to have to make a faulty product claim on. They are meant to cradle your baby and keep them sheltered from the elements. However, when a pushchair becomes faulty it can cause accidents such as slips, trips or falls. How can a pushchair cause a slip, trip….

    Faulty product claims: Gardening equipment

    As Britons, we are world-renowned for our fondness of gardening and the pride we take in keeping our green spaces green. Perfectly manicured lawns, voluptuous displays of colourful flowers; for many people this is the idea of perfection. Maintaining a garden or even an allotment requires a number of specific implements, which can often be….

    Faulty product claims: Household items

    Under the heading of faulty household items, you can find products such as coffee makers, washing machines, televisions and cooking equipment. These are items which are almost essential in modern life. If a product is faulty, it’s important to know your rights as a consumer. What sort of injuries can occur as the result of….

    Faulty product claims: Leisure equipment

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are a law firm which prides itself on integrity, reliability and dependability. We have been dealing with claims for compensation in all areas of personal injuries for 15 years now. Proving that you have been injured as the result of a faulty or defective product can sometimes be a difficult….

    Faulty product claims: Components

    Many products feature components that may be manufactured by several different manufacturers in several different locations. A particular part may be manufactured in bulk, shipped across the world to a different manufacturer to be used in the production line. The end result is that a finished product may have passed through many hands before its….

    Faulty product claims: DIY tools

    Many people enjoy DIY as a hobby or use it as a way to save money on what could be expensive work. DIY can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. However faulty DIY tools could result in an accident such as a slip, trip or fall.. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been dealing with all….

    Faulty product claims: Electrical equipment

    The risk of an injury due to a faulty electrical product is extremely high. It’s important not to take any chances with electrical equipment that you believe may be faulty. The injuries that might occur as the result of faulty electrical equipment can be severe and, in many unfortunate cases, even fatal.  Although we are….

    Faulty product claims: Beauty treatments

    In a world where people are increasingly taking more pride in their appearance, many often turn to beauty treatments. Beauty treatments can range from everyday luxuries such as a face mask or relaxing bath. However, some people take beauty treatments to the extreme with such treatments as Botox injections. What are the health implications of….

    Faulty product claims: Children’s toys

    Parents buy toys in order to keep their little ones entertained and nothing can be more frustrating than when a newly purchased toy begins to malfunction or falls apart. Besides the inevitable tantrums and tears, a faulty toy could also result in an injury and it is essential to know your rights when it comes….

    Faulty product claims: Assistive devices

    Assistive devices are designed to enable people with certain disabilities to achieve a better quality of life. Should these devices be defective they can not only lead to this quality of life being diminished, they could also lead to potentially serious personal injuries. Wheelchair incidents Should an assistive device develop a fault while in use,….

    What are my rights if I’ve purchased a faulty product?

    The UK’s Sale of Goods Act gives customers the statutory right to claim a refund (within four weeks of purchase) or ask for a product to be replaced or repaired (within six months of purchase) if the product turns out to be faulty or develops a fault within the stated time limits. Responsibility Consumers with….

    The emotional impact of faulty product mishaps

    Injuries by faulty products, like those sustained by slips, trips and falls (or indeed any other kind of accident) can and will affect your daily life. Depending on the severity of the personal injury you sustained, it may mean having to take time off work. In addition to your income subsequently decreasing, you may also….

    The psychological impact of defective breast implants

    If you have been reading the newspaper throughout the last year you will have seen the news story about the French breast implant maker who is now being sued for making defective implants that have been known to split when inside the breast cavity. Anyone who has had these implants is now insisting on getting….

    Can I make a faulty product claim for a broken wine bottle?

    Wine is a lovely addition to almost any meal, and its history and creation is fascinating to many. Though some wine bottles are beautiful pieces of artwork, they can also be dangerous. If the glass was not manufactured correctly, or has some defects, the shards can cause serious damage to your skin. Personal injury claims….

    How can Trading Standards help me with product liability?

    Product liability issues are not always as simple as they may appear, even if a newly-purchased product is obviously defective. One of the main problems with product liability claims is determining who is actually responsible/liable for the faulty product. In some cases, this may be the retailer, but quite frequently, manufacturers can be held liable…..

    What types of product have been recalled by Trading Standards down the years?

    Trading Standards in the UK exists to protect consumers from harm caused by faulty or unsafe products. Some of the products recalled over the years have ranged from the dangerously unsafe to the downright bizarre. Here, Accident Advice Helpline takes a closer look at some of the products that have been recalled down the years…..

    How can Consumer Direct help me with product liability?

    Based regionally, Consumer Direct used to provide consumers with practical, clear advice on all kinds of consumer issues, from faulty household appliances to cars and anything in between. Unfortunately, this service was closed at the end of March 2012. Today, consumers can find advice concerning product liability by contacting Trading Standards or the Citizens Advice….

    How can the Citizens Advice Bureau help me with product liability?

    The aftermath of being injured by a faulty product, whether the goods led to an accident at work or caused another type of personal injury, can be a daunting, disorientating and distressing time. It’s important to remember that you are not in this alone and that organisations are out there to help you get back….

    At what time should I make my faulty product claim?

    The potential consequences of accidents caused by faulty products can be extremely serious, particularly in a working environment. What sort of accidents at work can be caused by faulty products? Construction is an industry that is fighting a constant battle against workplace injuries caused by faulty products. Given the nature of the work, the size….

    Can I make a faulty product claim for skin irritation?

    There are some situations where you may be able to make a faulty product claim for skin irritation. The majority of cases would be classed as the client having sensitive skin and no law firm would take it on. However, there will be some cases where a faulty product claim would certainly be applicable. What….

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