Not all personal injury claims arise from accidents such as road traffic accidents or slips, trips or falls in the street. Some arise from incidents involving defective products. When you buy a product and use it according to the manufacturer’s instructions for the purpose it was intended to be used for, you do not expect to become injured. If the product is faulty and causes you to be injured, you may be able to start a defective product claim for compensation with an injury claim solicitor in Goole.
Starting a defective product claim
The first step is to retain the product and get some medical attention for your injuries. Then, give Accident Advice Helpline a call. We have over ten years’ experience of helping people with defective product claims and are fully endorsed by TV consumer champion Esther Rantzen. Our friendly advisers will be able to advise you what to do next.
Proof required in a defective product claim
You will have to show a number of things to have a successful defective product claim. Firstly, you will have to show that the product is defective. This sounds obvious, but it is vital to prove that the product was at fault, not the way in which you were using it.
Secondly, you will need to show that the defective product caused some harm to you. This is usually shown by your medical records when you sought medical attention for your injuries. You may also need to attend a medical assessment with a medical expert so that a report can be prepared on your injuries.
The final factor in the claim is to show that the person from whom you are claiming is responsible for the defective product. This is often the manufacturer or producer, but sometimes the supplier is involved as well. You will be making your defective product claim against the manufacturer. There may be particular rules and regulations which govern the standards that a particular product must reach, and these may be relevant to your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury lawyers will work hard to prove all of these things on your behalf using the information you provide. They will try to handle as much of the paperwork as they can so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries
Injuries in defective product claims
Defective products can cause a wide range of injuries, all of which can feature in defective product claims. Some examples are given here:
- A children’s play set with a cracked safety bar;
- A batch of medicine that contains a poisonous substance;
- A bicycle missing some brake pads;
- An electrical device that causes electrocution when it is turned on; or
- A children’s toy that has small parts that can be swallowed.
Looking for an injury claim solicitor in Goole?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to make your claim.