How do you find an accident claims solicitor in Linlithgow?
People think of making a personal injury claim as a claim that results from an accident. In many cases this is true but did you realise you can also make a claim following an injury caused by a defective product? Under the Consumer Protection Act of 1987 a product that is sold to customers must be safe for its intended use. The act states that if a person is injured through a faulty product then they are entitled to make a claim for compensation in the same way that they can claim following an accident. There is no need for you to have purchased the product personally. The same law applies whether it was a gift or if you are using it at a friend’s house, in a hotel or in a public area. You can make what is known as a defective product claim. To do this you need to contact a specialist accident claims solicitor in Linlithgow.
Getting the most from your accident claims solicitor in Linlithgow – things you should know before you make a claim
- You will need to prove your injury was caused by the defective product
- The claim should be made within three years of the date of the accident
- Make sure you keep all forms of evidence such as receipts, witness statements and details of the treatment you have received
Some examples of faulty product claims
Successful claims have been made in the past from injuries caused by a wide range of products. The most common injuries include burns caused by hair styling equipment, skin blemishes caused by faulty cosmetic products and shocks from unsafe electrical appliances. Whatever the injury you have suffered, you should speak to our specialist solicitor in Linlithgow and discuss your chances of making a claim.
Why should I make a compensation claim for a defective product?
Not only can making a claim secure the compensation you deserve following your injury and help you with the cost of lost earnings and medical treatment, it can also bring to light the fault with the product and prevent others being injured in the same way. Where several incidents of personal injury related to a particular product are reported, the manufacturer will issue a product recall and the fault will be investigated.
How to make a defective product claim
The first step in making a claim is to talk to our specialist solicitor in Linlithgow or another qualified personal injury lawyer. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a team of trained advisers waiting to take your call twenty four hours a day seven days a week. They will offer you no obligation advice about your claim and will place your claim with our solicitor if you wish.
You have nothing to lose by making the call. Call 0800 689 0500 from a land line or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile today.