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If you have been injured or suffered ill health as a result of using a defective product then you may be entitled to compensation with a product liability compensation claim. 

The Consumer Protection Act 1987 states that if a product causes personal injury, and the injury was not due to misuse, the person injured has the legal right to make a compensation claim against the manufacturer or retailer responsible.  For more information call us on 0800 310 2222 today.

These laws exist to protect anyone who has received an injury, whether it is physical, emotional, and financial or a combination of all three, by a faulty product and we are here to help you obtain the evidence you need to make a strong claim.

What is a defective product?

A product is deemed defective if it is not as safe as any reasonable person would expect. This does not just mean physical problems with it causing injury, but it also covers any damage caused due to inaccurate instructions.

Some of the defective products you could claim compensation for include;

  • Hair dyes and chemical treatments
  • Cosmetics
  • Unsafe Electrical Products
  • Furniture i.e. sofas
  • Food
  • Drugs like thalidomide, aspirin and human growth hormone
  • Contaminated blood products and cases of hepatitis C
  • Heart valves and defibrillators, joint replacements, stents etc
  • Breast and corneal implants
  • Metal on hip implants
  • Contraceptive devices

The most common injuries include burns caused by malfunctioning hair styling equipment, skin blemishes caused by contaminated cosmetic products, and receiving shocks from unsafe electrical appliances. Whatever the injury, Vincents Solicitors will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve from the manufacturer responsible.

How to make a defective products claim

The first thing to do if you are considering making a defective products claim is to contact our expert solicitors at Vincents Claims and we will evaluate your potential claim.
It is essential to keep receipts or any original product packaging for the defective product in question, provided they are still available. You could also keep a list of the symptoms you have suffered and even take photographs of the injuries. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case will be, as you must prove that your injury was directly caused by the product.

You do not need to have purchased the item yourself to make a claim and even groups of affected people can claim as one.

Not only can making a claim secure the compensation you deserve and help recover the costs of any treatment, it can also help draw attention to the negligent manufacturer or retailer. This means you may be able to prevent others from having to endure a similar experience or it could even prompt a product recall from the manufacturer.

There are strict time limits for pursuing compensation for defective products, so please contact Vincents today.