Each year, thousands of people in the UK are injured as a result of defective or faulty products.

Whether it was a chair collapsing while you were sitting on it, an electrical shock or burn due to a defective electrical appliance or injury as a result of faulty gym equipment – the accidents and injuries as a result are very extensive and diverse.

Under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, the manufacturer (or importer) of the product is liable; or if the retailer cannot tell you who the manufacturer or importer is, then they themselves are liable for the personal injury and damage to property caused as a consequence of the products defect.

This means that if you have been injured due to a faulty or defective product that you purchased within the last 10 years, then you may be able to claim compensation. In order to do this, it must be proven that the product was defective and less safe than you could have reasonably expected (not just that it was of poor quality) and that this was the reason that it caused your injury.

The reaction to injuries caused by faulty products can be sceptical, so it is very important to point out the exact defect of the product and note down exactly what happened. Burney Legal can arrange for independent expert confirmation to show that the damage was caused by the product being defective.

So, if you were injured due to a defective product and the injury was not your fault (i.e. you did not misuse the product), then we may be able to help you win compensation.

Speak to one of our claims specialists today for honest advice on your claim prospects. Alternatively, fill in our online form and one of our staff will respond to you within 24 hours.