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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

    Faulty product claims


    Most manufacturers do everything they can to ensure that the products they sell are as safe as possible. However, many faulty products still slip through the net and make it onto the shelves every year. Unfortunately, the injuries faulty products could cause are numerous. However, if you are unlucky enough to fall foul of a fault product, there is every chance that you may be able to make a personal injury claim to compensate you for your pain and suffering, and to reimburse you for any expenses incurred as a direct result of your injuries.

    Whether you have suffered burns from a faulty hairdryer or an electric shock from a faulty kettle, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to get the compensation you are entitled to after your accident. Faulty product claims are handled in much the same way as most personal injury claims, so you can get in touch with us to find out more and see if you are eligible to make a claim.

    Claiming for faulty product injuries

    In order to make a claim for injuries caused by a faulty product, you will first need to know who is responsible for faulty products. It is easy to be confused about this, as information about the person(s) you can claim against in such a case is often conflicting. However, our team of experts, here at Accident Advice Helpline, can put you on the right track and assist you in getting the compensation you are entitled to. If you are wondering who can help you claim for faulty product injuries, you need look no further than Accident Advice Helpline. We have a long history of assisting people who have been injured, through no fault of their own to obtain the compensation they are rightly entitled to, and providing we think you qualify for compensation, we can also help you.

    Who’s to blame for your injuries?

    You might be wondering who is at fault for your accident if you have been left injured by a faulty product. Whether you were injured at home, at work or in a public place, the manufacturer of the product could be held liable for your injuries. In some cases, if the fault has occurred due to improper use or poor maintenance, or improper installation of the product, somebody else could be to blame. For example, if you receive an electric shock from a hand dryer in a public bathroom which has not been properly installed, the business owner could be at fault, as it’s their responsibility to ensure electrical items are safe. But if the dryer was faulty due to a manufacturing issue, then the manufacturers could be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you compensation.

    Don’t be daunted by the fact that it can often be a little complicated to work out who is at fault for your accident – and in many cases further investigation may be needed. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation since 2000, and our expert personal injury lawyers will work out who is at fault for your accident.

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    What injuries can faulty products cause?

    You might be wondering what types of injuries people make faulty product claims for. Injuries sustained from faulty products range from minor injuries like cuts and bruises to serious injuries that could change the rest of your life. Here are just a few examples:

    • Electric shock or burns from a faulty hairdryer or straightening iron
    • Scalds from a faulty kettle or iron
    • Finger or hand lacerations and injuries from a faulty blender
    • Serious crush injuries from faulty machinery at work

    These are just a few examples of the types of injuries which could be sustained. Manufacturers have a responsibility to test their products to ensure they are safe to use, before making them available for purchase. So if you have been injured by a faulty product, you are entitled to claim compensation from the manufacturer or from whoever was responsible for your accident, regardless of whether you have sustained minor or serious injuries.

    How to claim compensation after an injury

    If you are wondering how to claim for injuries caused by faulty products, you are not alone. Hundreds of people are in the same boat as you – injured and looking for justice. Providing your injury occurred no more than three years ago and you have visited a doctor in regards to your injuries, making a claim is actually very simple, and providing you seek the help of a professional, you should have no problem in doing so. It’s important not to miss out on making a claim due to the three-year time limit, so it’s a good idea to seek advice from Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident.

    Should you make a claim?

    Many people hesitate when it comes to faulty product claims as they’re unsure who was to blame for their accident and they don’t want to make a fuss, particularly if their injuries were minor. But do you really want to let the people who caused your injuries and led to your suffering get away without ever having to admit their guilt? Do you want to continue suffering in silence and struggling with life post-accident? Of course not! Accident Advice Helpline believes that anybody who has suffered an injury caused by somebody else’s negligence should be able to make a claim for compensation, and that’s why we exist. Since 2000, we have helped thousands of people to claim the compensation they are entitled to, and we could help you too.

    Make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline

    Do the best thing for you and your family and call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 today and get the ball rolling on your personal injury claim. There’s no need to worry about the cost of claiming for faulty products; it is something that often makes injured parties think twice about launching a claim, but this is certainly not the best course of action to take. Our team of personal injury experts here at Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis.

    What’s more, all advice we offer is provided on a no-obligation basis, so you can call us to talk through your accident in more detail and get confidential, no-obligation advice, without feeling pressured into proceeding with a claim.

    Date Published: 29th July 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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