Defective product claims
If you have been injured as a result of a defective product, you have the right to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
MG Legal’s expert solicitors regularly help people following defective product personal injury incidents. We accept all personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis to ensure you have access to the legal representation you deserve.
How does a defective product personal injury claim work?
Whenever you buy something, or use something, you are a consumer of that product and if that product is unsafe, you are entitled to make a claim under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 for any injury sustained. The only exception is claims against builders for construction claims, although it may still be possible to pursue a claim via the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
A defective product claim can be made by anyone using the product, you do not need to be the person who bought it. So, provided you use the item as it is intended, should it break, malfunction or otherwise fail to perform its intended purpose and cause you to sustain a personal injury, you are entitled to make a defective product personal injury compensation claim.
Examples of defective product injury claims
Obvious examples include a ladder breaking while you are climbing it, electrical shocks or burns due to faulty devices, and burns caused by contaminated or mislabelled cosmetics. Defective product claims can also be brought for injuries caused over time, such as faulty sports supports and braces, or even chemical exposure.
MG Legal’s team of specialist solicitors will help you to bring a claim against the producer of the product for compensation for both personal injury and financial losses. Below are some of the types of defective product claim you can make:
Make-up or Beauty
Can I claim for personal injury?
You can claim for personal injury which you have suffered as a result of something that was someone else’s fault. Commonly this is in the form of Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work or Tripping incidents in the street. In truth, the law provides that you can make a claim for any type of incident for a sum of money commensurate with your injuries and associated losses and so, if you have been injured, however it might have come about, get in touch with MG Legal’s team of personal injury experts to discuss how we can help you on a no win no fee basis.
What type of injuries are caused by defective products?
Because defective product claims cover all types of products, there is no one particular type of injury that can be said to be caused by defective products, although more common injuries can include:
• Chemical burns or hair loss (from defective beauty products)
• Cuts and lacerations (from defective glass items)
• Broken bones (from defective furniture/DIY equipment)
• Gastric illness/throat and stomach injuries (from defective food items)
• Choking/asphyxia (from defective toys)
• Need for further surgery (following surgical implant recalls)
• Electrical burns/shock (from defective electrical goods)
Whatever your injury, MG Legal’s specialist solicitors are available to help you obtain compensation for your defective product personal injury claim. If you believe your injury was caused by a defective product, get in touch with us and one of our product liability specialists will be happy to discuss your claim in full, with a view to having the process started, for a no win no fee personal injury claim, the same day.
What kind of evidence do I need for my defective product personal injury claim?
As this type of claim starts with a defective product, it is important to retain the item that was at fault. If possible, take some pictures of where and how you were using the item, to show that you were using it in the manner intended. If the item is broken, try and wrap it up or put it somewhere safe to ensure no further injury occurs.
Many products can be inspected by experts to determine if it is indeed defective and so, keeping this evidence can be helpful to your defective product personal injury claim. If the item is perishable, such as food or drink, it can help to place it in a closed contained and refrigerate or freeze the item so it can be inspected or tested later.
Keep the receipt, whether from a shop or an online invoice and also ensure that you retain any packaging or instructions if possible. If you have made a complaint to the manufacturer or supplier, keep copies of any documents you send to them and their replies to you. We always advise everyone to seek medical attention if they are in doubt about the severity of their injuries or how to treat them, we are able to obtain your medical records for review by an independent medical expert to help support your claim. It can also help to take regular photographs of any injuries, particularly those involving burns and scarring, to show how they are healing, as well as any residual scars.
Why choose MG Legal if I have been injured because of a defective product?
MG Legal are specialists in personal injury and we have dealt with thousands of claims over the years, including many defective product personal injury claims. Our expert solicitors accept all personal injury claims, on a no-win no fee basis, and we have a success rate for obtaining personal injury compensation for our clients, in excess of 99%.