It’s only natural to expect that any brand new product that you buy will be in good condition and more importantly, safe to use. We expect that this product will be as useful as we think. Unfortunately, things are not always in our favor, it can be less than our expectation, Sometimes, some products that are not up to the standard slip through the safety checks and end up on the shelves. If you suffer a personal injury due to such a product, or you got a product, not in the right condition for use, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation.
Defective products can range from dangerous toys to defective cars, from contaminated food and drugs to unsafe machinery and more. They can cause serious and debilitating injuries; and in certain situations, the injured person can obtain compensation for their injuries. If you have got injured have to suffer other damages due to the product you purchased and used, you may have a defective product claim against the manufacturer, retailer, businessman, supplier or other parties in the chain of distribution.
Many products come with a warranty and guarantee. An “express warranty” is any type of warranty or guarantee that is written or stated. Such written statements can be:
- on the product’s label or packaging
- in the instructions or other paperwork included with the product
- on signs or other marketing materials at the store where you purchased the product, or
- in any form of advertising for that product.
Any of these representations about the defective product may be an express warranty.
Consumer awareness of defective products has increased due to several high-profile defective product cases and recalls. But sometimes due to the negligence of seller or company they unintentionally or by mistake buy that defected product. And that defected product cause harms for them. There are some types of defect-
- design defects
- Manufacturing Defect
- Failure to provide adequate information
The most common defective products resulting in claims include child products, such as car seats and toys, as well as household goods, appliances, and electronics. Foods, car and truck parts, medicines, cosmetics, instruments, and other products are also routinely recalled or named in a dangerous product claims.
Just about any product, you buy can become dangerous if it isn’t designed or manufactured correctly. Sometimes the product is a failure to provide adequate information, and lack of information related to use can cause a dangerous effect on the users.
‘Injury due to defective products’ covers different types of accidents and incidents. These are some of the types of defective product injuries you can claim for:
- A broken ankle or any other body part caused by falling off a ladder that was not strong enough.
- An injury caused by a chair that broke beneath your weight.
- Burns caused by electrical equipment that caught fire.
- Poisoning caused by food that was contaminated.
- Rash or scarring caused by defective or outdated cosmetics.
- Malfunctioning hair styling equipment, causing burns
- Irregularity insertion of drugs in medicines
- Manufacturing problem Surgical instruments
- Contaminated cosmetic products causing skin damage
- Unsafe electrical equipment, leading to electric shocks or fire
- Badly designed buggy hinges, leading to hand injuries and broken fingers
- Unsafe medical equipment, such as faulty replacement hips or medication
- Contaminated food, causing food poisoning
Claim for the defective product
It is important to act fast if you wish to claim compensation for a defective product. The longer you take, the weaker your case is likely to become and the more difficult it will be to prove where the fault lies. You have to prove within 30 days of using a product. You must be familiar with the legal process of a compensation claim.
it is always advisable to hire a personal injury solicitor to file the claim and represent you in court. Proving liability is complicated and you can expect the other side to strongly deny any responsibility for the fault.
When you hire a personal injury solicitor, they will conduct a full assessment of your defective product claim to see if you have a strong case. If you do, most solicitors will agree to take up your case.
All manufacturers should make sure they warn consumers about potential risks of using the product, and if they find out that there’s a defect, they should recall the items to avoid injuries from happening.
Product liability cases are so horrifying because of the magnitude of the pain and suffering that the injuries involved. Some of the most common injuries that occur in such cases are several-degree burns, cuts, scrapes, amputations, and death. For example, many children suffocate because of poorly manufactured toys, pillows, cribs, playpens, and car seats. Adults and children experience broken bones and third-degree burns from car accidents that come from poorly manufactured vehicles. All parties endure emotional and mental anguish because of the way that their lives have been turned upside down. Personal injury attorneys are available to offer consolation and compensation.
The amount of compensation that you can obtain a result of making a defective product injury claim depends on the severity of the injury you have suffered, and the effect that this will have on your day-to-day life. TRUE Solicitors will be able to provide you with an estimated compensation figure after carrying out an initial, free no obligation assessment of your case.
But for a compensation claim, you have to prove it. you have to prove that this product cause injury to you. It is important to seek medical help as soon as possible after suffering an injury as a result of a faulty product. You must have medical proof of that injury. After which, should you wish to make a claim, you should keep evidence in the form of the faulty product itself, photos of the product, product packaging and proof of purchase like the receipt. You should then seek legal advice for an assessment of your case and to start the claims process.