Have you been injured by a faulty product? Defective produce claims at Millner and Knight are handled by our experienced public liability lawyers.
Defective product claims
In Australia, consumers have the right to buy products that are safe, free from defect, and gain compensation if the goods they have been sold are faulty.
Australian goods for sale via stores or online must comply with strict Australian Standards. If certain products do not meet these standards, they cannot be sold. Australian Consumer Law dictates that any product that has a reasonable likelihood of causing injury it is mandatory to issue a recall. Sometimes, manufacturers and retailers are negligent in issuing these recalls.
If you have been injured using a defective product, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
If a defective product has caused injury – such as a medical device – your out of pocket costs, as well as personal distress, may be severe. Compensation is here to reimburse you for out of pocket costs such as medical bills, lost earnings due to time off work, and recompense for carers and other rehabilitation.
Defective goods – who is liable?
According to the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, the manufacturer of the product is generally liable for making the product safe or issuing a safety recall.
If the manufacturer cannot be identified, suppliers or retailers may be culpable.
Manufacturers and retailers must make products safe through:
- conducting regular reviews of product designs and production
- implementing and review quality assurance procedures
- testing products regularly to relevant standards, including batch testing
- conducting appropriate marketing
- providing clear and thorough user instructions
- Conducting a quick voluntary recall of any products that are found to be defective or unsafe.
If you have purchased a product that was not properly marketed, did not contain unambiguous instructions and/or injured you or someone you know during normal use, you may have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
To find out if you can make a claim, talk to a defective goods claim specialist on 1800 106 107, or use our online form to arrange a convenient time.
Examples of defective products
Any product, if defective or poorly manufactured can cause harm or injury.
Some common types of defective products include:
- Electrical products – causing fires or electric sock
- Hairstyling equipment – causing burns
- Contaminated beauty/cosmetic products – causing skin damage
- Vehicle parts (airbags or brakes)
If you’ve been affected by a defective product then our lawyers can help you claim the compensation you deserve. You can speak to a specialist on 1800 106 107, or use our online form to arrange a convenient time.
How much compensation can I get?
Factors that affect your compensation amount are:
- Type of injury
- Financial losses
- Severity of injuries
- If a recall was issued, or not at all
The best way to ascertain the projected amount of claimable compensation is to speak with a defective goods claim specialist on 1800 106 107. Alternatively, you can use our compensation calculator for a broad estimate.
We treat all claims individually. We can only make a determination if you provide us with relevant information. Once you call, there’s no obligation to claim.
You can also start your injury claim online by filling out our online claims form.
No Win No Lose compensation
All of our personal injury lawyers will help you make your claim on a “no win, no fee” basis. This reduces any financial risk to you should your claim be unsuccessful.
Note: in rare cases, we cannot offer “no win, no fee” agreement. But if this applies to you and your claim, then your lawyer will let you know before you start your claim.
You can get in touch with our legal advisors on 1800 106 107 to find out if you have a claim, or request a call at a time convenient to you.
What to do next
If you have been afflicted by a defective product, we can help you make a successful claim.
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Why Millner and Knight?
Our personal injury lawyers will work their hardest to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for you or your loved one. Every day we help people who have suffered through no fault of their own start their journey to compensation.
When you call us, you will not feel pressured into starting your claim with us. You will receive tailored advice regarding your situation and be able to speak with a solicitor who specialises in asbestos claims
At the end of our phone call, it’s up to you whether you wish to take things further or not. If you do, we can provide you with first-class legal representation anywhere in Australia.
We handle all claims on a strictly no win, no drama basis so win or lose, you won’t be left out of pocket.