Product Liability Compensation - Negligent Injury

LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 221 167

Whilst the vast majority of personal injury results from negligence because of human error, there are an increasing number of solicitors product liability compensation claims arising due to bad design, poor manufacture or inadequate information relating to consumer goods. Product liability compensation claims is one of the dedicated areas of work undertaken by our personal injury solicitors who use the ‘no win no fee’ scheme. Damages that are awarded depend on the extent of the injury and any long term consequences and include all aspects of care for the future. The aim of an award is to put the inured party back into the position that they would have been had the injury not occurred and whilst money can never adequately compensate for injury it will go some way to making a more positive future for the inured party.

Damages Awards

Product liability compensation can include the following items, plus interest on the award from the date of the accident to the date of payment :-
  • Special Damages represents items that can be calculated with accuracy including :-

    • general expenses
    • medical expenses
    • lost wages
    • cost of care
  • General Damages represents items that must be assessed including :-

    • loss of lifestyle
    • pain & suffering
    • loss of amenable employment

Manufacturers & Importers

There are a numerous products that can be defective and can cause serious injuries or potentially fatal accidents. The responsibility for solicitors product liability compensation claims lies squarely with the manufacturer or importer. When things go wrong with important products, the result can sometimes be fatal and as such Australian law protects consumers and users from this harm by affording them the right to seek financial compensation if they suffer personal injury.

Design Manufacture & Information

Manufacturers can be liable for failing to properly design a product, for failing to properly make it and for failing to give accurate or adequate information about it. Furthermore, they can be liable for not properly testing the product and for not providing adequate warnings on the product for what it should and should not be used for. This kind of warning is particularly important for medical products including pharmaceutical drugs and bio-medical devices – conflicts with other prescribed products must be properly researched and warnings published so that users can be sure that there is no risk to using the product.

Personal Injury Solicitors

Our product liability compensation claim solicitors work using the ‘No win No Fee’ system and you never have to pay anything to make your claim. Before you do anything else you should seek free legal advice. Defective product compensation claims is a niche area of the law which requires more than just general claims experience; our solicitors are highly qualified by virtue of the experience they bring with them having handled many complex, high value and high profile cases including some of the most infamous multi-party actions against some of the worlds largest multinational corporations both here and abroad. If you would like free advice from experts just complete the contact form, email our offices or use the helpline and a solicitor will give you free advice with no further obligation.

LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 221 167


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