Claiming for a faulty or dangerous product

Under the Consumer Act of 1987, you are allowed to make a product liability claim if a product caused you injury through a fault or design issue. The Act covers a wide range of products; from cars to hip replacement devices and from toys to cosmetics.

Product liability – can you claim?

The four main ways in which a manufacturer can be found to be at fault are through:

  • Manufacturing - if an injury is caused by errors or accidents in the manufacturing process, the manufacturer may be liable for any injuries caused.
  • Design - poor design can lead to faults which may cause injuries. If this is the case, the manufacturers may be responsible for any injuries caused.
  • Warnings - if there are no warnings as to possible risks or danger, and someone is injured as a result, the manufacturer again may be liable.  
  • Failure to recall - if issues are found, the product should be recalled, when it is not and a fault is known to the manufacturers, they are liable for any damage it causes.   

Experts in product liability

It is particularly important that the solicitor you choose to represent you has specialist knowledge of this area of law because these cases can sometimes be extremely complex. In some situations it may be the manufacturer, the seller, or a combination of both which is to blame.

You can be assured of the very best representation with our personal injury solicitors, who are all members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, and are annually assessed to ensure the very best level of service.

Contact us today

To find out more about making a product liability claim, please call 0800 10 757 95 or fill in an online claim form and we will call you back.

It could be yourself or your home which has been damaged as a result of a faulty product, either way, when you are out of pocket or injured you are entitled to claim.

Common faulty products

To find out more about a particular product which has caused damage or injury, choose from the list of common products below. If something else has caused you injury, call us today.