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    Liability for damages


    Companies are liable to compensate for faulty products

    There are many reasons why someone may choose to claim for a personal injury or accident that wasn’t their fault. Unfortunately, a lot of people experience accidents through defective goods and companies need to take liability for damages. If you have experienced an accident through a faulty product or defective goods, you could be entitled to make an injury claim through the supplier as they need to admit liability for damages.

    If you have suffered an injury because you have purchased faulty or defective goods in the office, at home, or at another location, you could be entitled to claim for compensation as the company you made your purchase from needs to take full responsibility for damages.

    Types of defective goods that give rise to liability for damages

    Today, very few of us give much thought to the logistics of how our cars work and function daily. Vehicles are products and if there is a problem the car company has full liability for damages. Vehicles are obviously capable of malfunctioning in various ways due to various reasons, so if this is something that you have had the unpleasantness of experiencing, Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with lawyers who will sue companies for liability for damages.

    One of the most dangerous, and common forms of faulty goods are faulty electrical products. It’s no secret that electric shocks can be very dangerous and cause serious injuries, but thankfully in this day and age electrical faults tend to be less common as most manufacturers have their electrical items tested before selling. However, if you do experience an injury through a faulty electrical injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation through the company’s liability for damages.

    Most common places to experience faulty products

    Most defective goods accidents that occur in the home or office are due to faulty or damaged furniture. For example, chairs can severely damage your back if they collapse or break. The same goes for tables, such as office desks or dining tables. While accidents caused by faulty goods can cause short-term injuries, you can also suffer long-term complications such as a slipped disk or severe back pain.

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    Accident Advice Helpline will support you through your claim

    There are various ways that you can get in touch to find out further information about a faulty product claim you would like to make. Firstly, why not have a look around the Accident Advice Helpline website and take our 30-second test to see if you qualify for compensation. If you would prefer to speak directly to one of our friendly and helpful advisers, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 12th July 2014

    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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