Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe to use, but this guidance is not always followed perfectly, potentially leaving you suffering as a result. If you’ve been injured or made unwell by a faulty product, you may not know where to turn. This is where Hayward Baker could help you make a claim for compensation.
Types of faulty product liability injuries
When it comes to faulty product liability injuries, there are a huge number of scenarios that you may have dealt with. Here at Hayward Baker, we could help you with any of the following injuries, among others:
- Illness from contaminated food
- Injury due to a faulty or dangerous product
- Injury from not being made aware of the potential hazards of a product
Can you make a claim for a faulty product liability injury?
If you’ve been injured or made ill by a faulty product in the last three years, Hayward Baker could help you make a claim for compensation.
Physical evidence will likely be a significant part of your faulty product claim. When you realise what has caused your injury or illness, ensure you are gathering as much proof as possible. Keep the product receipt and get statements from any witnesses to the injury or illness. If possible, record the aftermath with photographs or video.
When you think you may have a claim for a faulty product but you aren’t certain, our team of solicitors could help you clarify whether your case is strong enough. It’s free to speak with us and you won’t be under any obligation to proceed.
How much compensation can you claim for a faulty product injury?
The level of compensation you can claim will depend on the severity of your injury or illness. A settlement figure will likely take into account factors such as long-term health consequences, whether you lost any earnings through having to miss work and how long and intensive your recovery period was.
Some of our previous successes may provide you with an indication of what compensation we could be able to help you secure.
- One of our clients suffered a serious scalp injury when he caught his head on a protruding zip tie at a children’s indoor play area. We helped him to obtain more than £7,000 in compensation.
- We also helped a client win £5,000 when a sack truck tyre he was inflating according to the instructions split, causing an injury to his face, as well as to his right thumb and right hand.
When to start the claims process?
When you want to pursue a claim for a faulty product, it’s advisable to begin the process as soon as you can. This gives you the best chance of recording and gathering evidence as it happens. You will also be able to get clearer witness statements, as the events of the injury or illness will be fresher in people’s minds.
However, the potential for faulty product injuries is vast, meaning you could end up seriously unwell. This may affect your ability to pursue a claim quickly, so it may be reassuring to know that you could still begin the process of claiming up to three years after the accident took place.
Why choose Hayward Baker?
At Hayward Baker, we know how stressful it can be to suffer an injury that wasn’t your fault. This is why we want to make the process of claiming as stress-free as possible. We understand how confusing it can be, so we won’t use legal jargon or phrases that you might struggle to understand.
We’ll also make sure you’re being updated at each critical stage of the process. We know that good communication is one of the most important factors you’ll have in mind when looking for a solicitor to take on your case. That’s why we want to make sure you’re contacted with updates as and when they occur.
Your case is unique to you, so we will ensure you are treated as an individual. Our service will be tailored to fit you, with your case handler making sure you understand everything that will happen in terms of your claim.