Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury solicitors and can advise on making no win no fee faulty product claims when consumers sustain injuries as a result of defective goods.
Proving you have sustained injury as a result of a faulty product can sometimes be difficult so you need to take legal advice from Duncan Lewis Solicitors as soon as you are injured – or suspect an item you bought or a medical device has caused injury to you.
Injuries as a result of defective goods or faulty products can involve household items, electrical goods, vehicles – and medical devices or implants.
In recent years claims have been made for injuries sustained from chemicals used in leather sofas sold by leading high street retailers – as well as child car safety seats which caused injuries to children and medical implants such as PIP breast implants and some types of replacement hip joints.
Faulty product claims might also include:
Some faulty products may also contain chemicals which cause injury by exposure to them, such as a skin rash; or give off dangerous fumes or carbon monoxide, such as faulty cooking equipment, boilers or water heaters, or domestic heating equipment.
Faulty product claims fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury – or diagnosis of injury – to make a claim for compensation.
In the case of faulty product claims, the time limitation for a claim is 10 years – but because a causal link between the product being defective and your injury has to be proved, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured as a result of defective goods or a faulty product.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a faulty product claim if a loved one has been injured and is still recovering.
Compensation for Faulty Product Claims includes:
A Faulty Product Claim must be worth at least £275 before it can go ahead – including General Damages and Special Damages.
When a product is faulty, often it can be returned to the shop for a refund or exchange.
However, when faulty products cause injury to the user – and in some cases such injuries can be severe or even catastrophic – a claim can be made under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, which states that the manufacturer or the company which imported the item is liable for injury to users.
Faulty Product Claims are usually settled by the manufacturer’s or importer’s insurance company – and these claims are often settled out-of-court.
If the manufacturer or importer cannot be traced – for example, if the company is overseas or operates outside the EEA, the retailer is liable for the claim and its insurer will usually settle the faulty product claim.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most Faulty Product Claims 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 because of significant or catastrophic injuries, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Accidents happen – but Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in faulty product claims and will make sure you win the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a faulty product compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.