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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer in South Wales


    Being injured because of a faulty product can be very traumatic. Not only will you endure physical pain, but you may also suffer from psychological trauma which can cause a sense of fear when using, or buying, new products in the future.

    The problem with injuries caused by defective goods is that people don’t think about it happening until it’s too late. People believe they are much more likely to fall from a ladder, for example, than being injured by something they just bought from the shop. However, these accidents do happen all the time.

    When something like this occurs, in most cases you will be entitled to receive compensation. You should seek immediate consultation with a personal injury lawyer to find out what your next steps are. You can do this by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.

    What are some defective products I can claim for?

    Heating products – Burns are very common with all kinds of heating devices. Whether it’s a hair curler, a heater or a grill, there is a risk you might get burnt if the product is defective.

    Food  Food products are still products and they can be defective too. The most common reason for bad food is poor packaging. Another more serious reason would be contaminants in the food which can cause serious food poisoning.

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    People can also suffer from allergic reactions if there are traces of what they’re allergic to in their food. If that’s not mentioned on the label you should start a claim for compensation. If you need help, contact a personal injury lawyer.

    Electric devices – Every product that you plug into a plug socket carries a risk of electrical shocks if it’s not manufactured correctly. This goes for TVs, computers, heaters, phone chargers and so on.

    Cosmetic products – Cosmetic and beauty products are also responsible for a large amount of injuries. Even if a skin reaction doesn’t sound scary or serious, it could be.

    There are a couple of things you need to consider before thinking about starting a claim for compensation after being injured by a defective product.

    Warnings  Does the product have a warning label on it telling you exactly what not to do? If it does and you did it anyway, you are not likely to be eligible for a compensation claim.

    Alterations – Have you made any alterations to the product after purchasing it? If so, this could be the cause of your accident. Even if it isn’t, it will still void the warranty and you won’t have a solid case.

    Looking for a personal injury lawyer in South Wales?

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in South Wales 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 Wales or anyway make us your first point of call.

    For more information, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone any time of day, any day of the week. We will make sure you get help from the best personal injury lawyer available.

    Date Published: 27th May 2014

    Author: David Brown

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