Some of the most common accidents that happen are accidents caused by faulty products. The injuries you can suffer from a product malfunction or fault can be very serious or mild, but in any case you will want to start a claim for compensation if it has affected you. To start such a claim, you may require professional help from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
However, there are some things you need to know before starting a product liability compensation claim. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of injuries caused by faulty products:
- Allergies: usually skin allergies, which can be a result of furniture or cosmetics;
- Electric shocks: any badly manufactured electrical product carries the risk of electric shocks, which can be potentially life-threatening;
- Illness: usually a result of food poisoning, which is caused by contaminated food;
- Skin reactions: in most cases, unexpected skin reactions are caused by various cosmetic products such as hair dye, skin creams, face masks and others; and
- Burns: usually caused by hair styling products such as straighteners or curlers.
If you’ve been injured by a faulty product, it is a good idea to call a personal injury lawyer to learn how you can start your claim for compensation.
Are there safety warning labels?
You should always ensure that there is a safety warning label. If the label advises of any particular risks, take these on board. A safety label doesn’t free the manufacturer of all responsibility, so you should still get in touch to discuss the possibilities of claiming compensation even if there was a label warning of the injury you have suffered.
Is the product genuine?
Did you get your product for a very low price? You should make sure it is the real deal before you start thinking of making claims. If you’ve been injured by a replica, there is no way to sue the original brand. Counterfeits are pretty rare in the UK, but these things happen more often than you’d think. Get in touch to discuss your claiming options.
Did you alter the product?
If you or someone else has made alterations to the product, this will most likely void the warranty. This could be interpreted as an accident caused by you, in which case you will have a hard time with your claim.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in South Ruislip?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in South Ruislip working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in South Ruislip or anyway make us your first point of call.
You can reach us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or 0800 689 0500 from a landline.
Date Published: 27th May 2014
Author: David Brown