If you have been injured due to a defective product, you might be entitled to compensation. If you bought the product yourself, you would likely have consumer rights under the Australian Consumer Law. However, even if you did not buy the product yourself, for example, if you were injured by a faulty product in a hotel, rental accommodation, or in public place, you could also be entitled to compensation. Your claim might potentially be brought against the retailer, manufacturer, importer or owner of the product. Our personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in defective product claims and can advise you according to your particular circumstances.
Defective product claims include a variety of scenarios including:
- Injuries from faulty household appliances
- Accidents caused by faulty parts in leisure equipment such as bicycles and gym equipment
- Collapsing chairs in hotels and rental properties
- Burn injuries from faulty and poorly serviced barbeques
- Falls from bunk beds that do not comply with required standards
To read some examples of our successful defective product claims, visit our case studies page here.
If you have been injured by a faulty product or appliance, find out more about your potential rights to compensation by contacting us now to speak to one of our public liability claim solicitors.
Defective Product case studies:
Our client, who is a very heavy man and who already had suffered a previous back injury had the misfortune of re-injuring his lower back when the plastic chair which was provided to him at a function in Wollongong collapsed underneath him.
Our client sued the proprietor of the place where the accident occurred on the basis that the chair which was provided to him was unsafe and inappropriate.
After a protracted claim, which involved the commencement of proceedings in the Supreme Court the claim was finally settled after many attempts to engage the insurer and its lawyers in bona fide discussions.