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Faulty And Dangerous Products

Faulty and Dangerous Products

 

Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Faulty and Dangerous Products Compensation Claims

 

No Win No Fee Claims for Faulty and Dangerous Products Compensation

 

Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim if an injury has occurred as a result of a faulty and dangerous product.

 

What are Faulty and Dangerous Products Claims?

 

Claims which can be made involving faulty and dangerous products include:

  • Beauty products (creams, lotions, treatments, hair dyes, fake tans)
  • Children’s products (car baby seats, baby bouncers, nappies, cots)
  • Electrical equipment (plugs, chargers, computer peripherals)
  • Cosmetic treatments (wrinkle treatments, fillers, spray tans)
  • DIY tools (electric drills, chainsaws, ladders)
  • Furniture/furnishings (chemically treated leather furniture, inflammable mattresses and soft furnishings)
  • Home products (faulty windows, doors, radiators, boilers, heaters)
  • Kitchen or home equipment (kettles, irons, fire alarms)
  • Personal care products (hairdryers, electric toothbrushes, razors)
  • Safety equipment (safety harnesses, seatbelts, protective helmets)
  • Sports equipment (faulty diving equipment, safety equipment)
  • Toys (soft toys, electric toys)
  • White goods (washing machines, tumble dryers).
    • Injuries from Faulty and Dangerous Products include:

      • Allergies
      • Amputation/loss of limb
      • Brain injury/traumatic brain injury (TBI)
      • Breathing difficulties
      • Burns
      • Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
      • Contact injuries (chemical burns, skin rashes)
      • Crush injuries
      • Dislocation injuries
      • Fractured bones/broken bonesv
      • Head injury
      • Lacerations
      • Muscle/nerve damage
      • Paraplegia/quadriplegia/tetraplegia
      • Scarring
      • Spinal injury.
      Making a Faulty and Dangerous Products Compensation Claim

       

      Under the Sale of Goods Act 1979, items purchased must be safe and fit for purpose – and as described in the promotional material which acted as an inducement for the consumer to buy the item.

       

      Items which are self-assembly are also covered – as well as items sold online and products imported from outside the EU, which the retailer or supplier is liable for.

       

      Retailers must repair or replace a faulty item – but if injury occurs, a claim for compensation can be made if it can be proved the product was actually faulty and/or dangerous.

       

      Second-hand or items bought as substandard or at a sale or with a marked flaw may not be eligible for compensation if injury occurs – unless the consumer could not be present to inspect the item and the fault was not pointed out, as in the case of auctions.

       

      To make a claim for injury as a result of faulty and dangerous products you need to report the injury to the retailer, supplier or manufacturer as soon as possible – and seek medical attention for the injury.

       

      Take images of your injuries and keep receipts for medical treatment and out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel to hospital or prescriptions.

       

      Contact Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible for free advice on making a compensation claim for faulty and dangerous products.

       

      Faulty and Dangerous Products at Work

       

      Employers have a legal duty to employers under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to ensure employees do not suffer injury at work.

       

      Employees at risk of electric shocks or injury from equipment and tools they use should be supplied with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) by their employer.

       

      Fatal Faulty and Dangerous Products Claims

       

      Tragically, some cases of accidents involving Faulty and Dangerous Products result in fatal injuries.

       

      The dependants of a loved one fatally injured as a result of using faulty and dangerous products may be able to claim Fatal Injuries compensation.

       

      How long do I have to claim Faulty and Dangerous Products Compensation?

       

      Compensation claims for an injury resulting from faulty and dangerous products fall under the area of law known as personal injury.

       

      Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for compensation.

       

      Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – and minors have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim.

       

      Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you wish to make a faulty and dangerous products compensation claim.

       

      Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident involving faulty and dangerous products and is still recovering in hospital, or has been fatally injured.

       

      How much compensation can I claim for Faulty and Dangerous Products Injury?

       

      Claims for Faulty and Dangerous Products Compensation include:

      • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
        The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment such a skin grafts or lifelong care is needed.
      • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
        Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items or your home. Ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included in the event of serious injury.
      Who pays Compensation in Faulty and Dangerous Products Claims?

       

      Faulty and dangerous products compensation is paid by the insurer of the party liable for the injury, such as a retailer’s insurance company.

       

      Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?

       

      Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.

       

      Most compensation claims for faulty and dangerous products are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.

       

      But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.

       

      Compensation paid to minors for faulty and dangerous product injuries has to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court – the child and their “Litigation Friend” (usually a parent or guardian) have to attend this hearing.

       

      Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Faulty and Dangerous Products Compensation Claims
      • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how serious injury as a result of faulty and dangerous products can be – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
      • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
      • Our initial advice on making a claim for faulty and dangerous products compensation is free
      • Duncan Lewis accepts claims for faulty and dangerous products on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
      • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from serious injuries as a result of faulty and dangerous products – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
      • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your compensation claim for faulty and dangerous products
      • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.

      Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in no win no fee personal injury claims.

       

      Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for faulty and dangerous products injury by calling 020 7923 4020.


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