Products that may cause injury include:
- Household appliances, washing machines, irons, etc.
- Building products and power tools.
- Fertilisers and chemical products.
- Assistive medical equipment including wheelchairs, crutches, prosthetics.
- Breast implants.
If you have suffered a physical injury due to a faulty product, you may be able to make a product liability claim based on:
- Defective manufacture.
- Defective design.
- Failure to provide adequate warning or instruction on how to use the product appropriately and correctly.
Each case is unique, and any compensation claim will be based on the nature of the accident and your personal circumstances. As a general guide, you may be eligible to claim for:
- General damages for pain and suffering.
- Medical expenses.
- Rehabilitation expenses.
- Loss of income.
- Superannuation benefits.
- Commercial value of care and assistance costs.
- Out of pocket expenses.
Manufacturers that are responsible for supplying faulty or defective products are considered to be negligent and are therefore liable for damages to their consumers.
If you have suffered an injury while using a defective product, you may be entitled to a substantial compensation claim. As experts in product liability claims, Rogalski Lawyers are here to help you get the damages to which you are entitled.
How do I prove my injury occurred as a result of a defective product?
What proof will I need to make a product liability claim?
Documentation or evidence may include:
- Photographs of injuries sustained.
- Photographs of the environment, or damage to vehicles or property.
- Medical records, referrals and receipts for medical treatment.