Every year there are a number of people that are injured as a result of a defective product. There are a lot of people that are not aware that they are able to claim compensation for the injuries that have been caused by defective products. Regardless of what the product actually is when things are sold they need to be fit for the intended use. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 states that if the product causes an injury when it is being used in the appropriate way then the person can claim compensation for the injury that they have sustained. It is possible to claim compensation even if it was not yourself that purchased the item. An injury solicitor in Northallerton or a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you to claim the compensation that you are entitled to.
If you have been injured as a result of a product that was unsafe for its intended use then you can get compensation. Accident Advice Helpline have expert solicitors that specialise in compensation claims for defective products. Having representation from an experienced solicitor can really take the stress out of the case. An experienced solicitor can make a big difference to the outcome of the case as well as making things easier for the claimant.
Things to remember
There are a number of things that you need to remember before you make a claim for compensation and these include:
- You will need to be able to prove that the product was faulty
- Any claims must be raised within three years of the injury happening
- Retain receipts and any evidence of the purchase of the product.
Faulty product claims
There is a wide range of faulty products that compensation can be claimed for. The most common injuries that are caused by faulty products include skin blemishes that are caused by contaminated make up, burns that are caused by faulty equipment for styling hair.
Claiming compensation – an injury solicitor in Northallerton or Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured as a result of a defective product the first thing that you need to do is to decide whether to get representation from an injury solicitor in Northallerton or from a national law firm. Once this decision has been made you will need to contact your preferred option. If you have decided that you want to get representation from a national law firm then give the professional team of advisors at Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or fill in the short application form that is located on the website.
When you first make contact you will be asked some questions so that the advisor can ascertain what has happened. Once the advisor understands what has happened they will appoint the most appropriate solicitor who will represent your case all the way through to you getting the compensation that you deserve. All cases are dealt with on a no win no fee* basis and this means that you do not need to pay any money up front.
Date Published: 9th December 2013
Author: David Brown