Any product or device which doesn’t work in its intended purpose could cause you injury and impact your life. If you’ve been injured as a result of a defective or faulty product, you may be eligible for a product liability compensation claim.
A consumer can seek compensation from a manufacturer has supplied goods with safety defects if those goods caused loss or damage. Even if the product was manufactured overseas but purchased in Australia, claims may potentially be made against the seller or importer.
Who Can Make a Claim?
Every case differs and it ultimately depends on the product in question, but claims are generally brought for goods such as:
- Faulty machinery, components and cars
- Defective household appliances
- Unsafe chemical products or pharmaceuticals
- Defective medical devices or implants
- Sports equipment
- Baby products
A product has a safety defect if it fails to meet the level of safety the public is generally entitled to expect. While this measure will vary from case to case, it is ultimately for a court to determine whether a product is defective.
They may take into account factors such as:
- Purpose of the product
- Instructions and warnings for assembly and use
- What might reasonably be expected to be done with the product
- The time when the product was supplied
Keep in mind that expected levels of safety differ for older products as they cannot be expected to be as safe as brand-new products. Older products may also not be considered defective simply because of changing safety standards over time.
Making a Claim
If you’ve been injured by a faulty or defective product, assess your legal options as quickly as possible by seeking advice. To receive compensation, it may be necessary to prove that the manufacturer or distributor of the product has supplied a product with inadequate warnings or was unsafe, defective or not fit for purpose.
This process can take time and strict time limits apply. Companies have been known to use delay as a tactic. The team at Brisbane Injury Lawyers have the skill and experience to obtain full and fair compensation for victims who have been injured by faulty and defective products.
Get in Touch
We believe every person has the right to have legal representation, which is why we charge no fees until the successful conclusion of your claim. We pay all the outlay costs, including medical and investigation reports until your claim is over. No Win, No Fee.
Don’t hesitate and speak to one of our lawyers today on 07 3188 5800 or contact us online.