Although there are a huge amount of rules and regulations imposed upon manufacturers and retailers of just about every product it is possible to buy in the UK, so many people are still injured by faulty products each year.
Although many of these injuries are minor in nature, some injuries caused by faulty products can be life-changing, and in the most extreme circumstances, they can even be fatal.
The injuries faulty products could cause
Here are some of the most common faulty product injuries we have to deal with in our capacity as personal injury experts:
- Broken bones caused by defective ladders, play equipment, etc.
- Food poisoning caused by food which has been contaminated in a shop or restaurant
- Burns caused by faulty electrics, which cause products to break or set on fire
- Scarring and disfigurement caused by faulty and contaminated beauty products
As you can see, there are so many different injuries that can be caused by faulty products, and they can vary greatly in terms of severity and long-term consequences, but the one thing they all have in common is that they can be claimed for by anyone who has been a victim of them.
What causes products to be faulty?
There are a number of different things that can cause products to become faulty but the most common are:
- Bad product design
- Contamination during the manufacturing process
- The failure to include a proper warning on a product that could be dangerous if used incorrectly
- Failure by a manufacturer to recall a product it knows has a fault
What to do if you are injured by a faulty product
If you are unlucky enough to sustain one of the injuries faulty products could cause, if at all possible, you should take pictures of the faulty product and any other documents relating to your injuries, including packaging, instructions and the product receipt. These things will help you to make a personal injury claim against the people responsible for your injuries.
You should then think about giving us a call, here at Accident Advice Helpline, because our personal injury experts will be able to assess you claim and let you know if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim. We will then be able to put you in touch with an excellent in-house personal injury lawyer, who will handle your claim for you.
To speak to one of our advisers today, about the injuries faulty products could cause, simply call Accident Advice Helpline freephone on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th July 2016
Author: Lynne Bell