As consumers, it is reasonable to expect that the products we buy are safe and fit for their intended use and there are strict laws governing the products sold in this country. But what if you were injured by a faulty item?
The Consumer Protection Act 1987 states that if you are injured as a result of a defective or unsafe product, and the injury was not down to your misuse of that product, you can make a claim – even if you did not actually buy the product yourself. To be successful you would need to prove that the defective product caused your injury. You would also have to identify the person or persons who are at fault. This could be the manufacturer, retailer or supplier.
Compensation for injuries from defective products
So should you make a claim if injured by a defective product? The answer is yes. If you are hurt through no fault of your own you are entitled to be compensated for your pain, suffering and any other losses.
This could be lost earnings if you need to take time off work or the cost of any medical treatment or rehabilitation. Making a claim can also help draw attention to the issue and hopefully prevent others from being injured by the same product.
At Manners Pimblett we have many years experience in dealing with product liability claims and can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.