Can you claim compensation if you have been hurt by a defective product?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we receive several hundred enquiries each day about the situations in which people can make claims for compensation. One enquiry relates to when people have been hurt when a product has effectively been defective.
If you feel your injuries have been as a result of a defective product, then you will need the expert help of one of our injury solicitor Brentford and their team. Read on to find out more…
What is a defective product?
The Consumer protection Act covers all manner of consumer goods, including those used in medicine and pharmaceutical products too. This will means items such as artificial hips, knees and other joints are ‘covered’, along with medical items such as pacemakers.
A product is considered defective if the person using it feels it did not meet the ‘legitimate expectations’. It may be that the marketing behind the product, along with any instructions accompanying it suggest that the product is meant to be able to cope or deal with the situation in which it is used.
If you did use the product correctly, followed all the instructions but the product was defective, causing you injury then you may have a claim for compensation. Your specialist injury solicitor in Brentford will be able to give you full details as to whether you have a case or not.
Defective product – what kind of injury or damage can you claim for?
Compensation claims can be made under the Consumer Protection Act for death, personal injury, as well as damage to private property.
- General damages – this is where compensation is awarded for pain and suffering
- Special damages – this covers any loss of income, other financial losses as well as additional costs such as costs of specialist services and treatments, including physiotherapy and counselling.
How our injury solicitor in Brentford can help you!
Having an experienced legal team putting together your case will see you have a detailed compensation case; they will also put together the best case for gaining the maximum level of compensation for your injuries and damages.
AAH is the firm to help you…
Built on integrity and honesty, the service we offer all our customers is second-to-none. Having worked for over a decade in the personal injury compensation industry, we have developed several tools to simplify the process as much as possible, as well as making the compensation process accessible to as many people as possible. This includes access to some of the best personal injury solicitors on the UK, such as our injury solicitor Brentford and team.
Call us using our free helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown