Injured due to a defective product? You could have a claim
- AuthorKate Sweeney
Product recalls are common occurrences in the UK. Earlier this month it was reported that batches of Stella Artois lager were recalled because there was a chance they were contaminated with glass fragments. And back in October when the Toyota recall hit the headlines, thousands of customers were contacted concerning an issue with the software controlling the power steering and found themselves having to take their vehicles in for modifications.
In many cases, product recalls are issued before any problems have arisen. However, sometimes it is an accident or injury sustained that alerts manufacturers to issues with their products.
From contaminated food, drink or medicines; to defects with electrical or mechanical goods, injuries can range from minor to very serious and sometimes even fatal. Anyone who has suffered an injury or illness due to a defective product or packaging may be entitled to claim compensation.
In the UK, we are all protected by the Consumer Protection Act 1987, which dictates that manufacturers and retailers have strict legal obligations when it comes to retailing goods fir for use and consumption.
At Stephensons, our personal injury solicitors have specialist experience and knowledge in handling defective product claims under the Consumer Protection Act and have achieved excellent levels of compensation for our clients who have suffered injuries due to various defects. Contact us for free initial advice on 0845 245 6601.
By personal injury Partner, Kate Sweeney