You might be entitled to compensation if a defective product or device caused you physical harm, psychological injury and financial loss. Splatt Lawyers’ team of skilled product liability lawyers have supported everyday Queenslanders injured by faulty goods for nearly three decades. Whether you have been injured by a defective appliance, vehicle, medical device, cosmetic, medication, exercise equipment, implant or any other type of product or device, our solicitors can help.
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Many people use a wide range of products and gadgets daily, and the makers of these products have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their goods. In Queensland, manufacturers have a duty of care to ensure their products are safe. This duty encompasses everything from the soap you use to your home’s appliances, chemical products, individual digital devices, exercise gear, car, prescription drugs, medical implants and much more.
Common injuries covered by product liability insurance are:
I have heard of No Win, No Pay, but what is 100% No Win, No Fee?
Worrying about the cost of legal fees and your chances of winning if you haven’t had a defective product claim before is common. You’ll be happy to know that when you choose Splatt Lawyers for your case, you don’t bear any financial risk. Our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee means that you:
It is normal to expect your products and goods to be safe. Sadly, this is not always the case. Sometimes cars, appliances, electronic devices (and more) have a safety defect, and they cause you harm. In this case, the manufacturer could have been negligent.
Fulfilling a Product Liability claim against a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer can be intimidating and stressful. The manufacturer’s public liability insurer will have a specialised legal team whose duty is to combat these compensation claims. In this case, you will want professional legal representation from lawyers who regularly negotiate with insurance companies.
To give yourself the best opportunity for success, you should consult with a Personal Injury legal firm experienced in product liability cases. Splatt Lawyers’ legal team will guide you through the claims process. We will be by your side at every step, ensuring you access all your legal entitlements.
According to Australian Consumer Law, if a manufacturer supplied a product with a safety flaw and it resulted in loss or harm, such as:
Then a Consumer can either:
The severity of your injuries and the loss you’ve experienced will determine the degree of compensation you can receive. The monetary value assigned is based on the impact of your injuries on your quality of life. In addition, a person’s dependents who are hurt or killed by dangerous products may also file a claim for the losses they sustain. Your compensation can include the following:
Product liability claims tend to fall into three categories:
1) Design Defects – There are design errors before the start of manufacture. There are ways in which a product can be deemed to be faulty
a) the product does not meet consumer expectations of safety.
b) a product that has harmed a consumer is considered legally defective unless the manufacturer can show the benefits of the design outweigh the risk.
2) Manufacturing Defect – Something goes wrong when the product is being made, and it varies from the standard design specification for that item.
3) Warning Failure – A manufacturer may be liable for not warning consumers of the dangers associated with its products.
Personal injury cases involving defective products differ from other legal claims because they don’t require proof of the manufacturer’s negligence. Instead, you must show that the product was faulty or that you didn’t receive adequate warnings regarding its dangers. You have the right to seek damages regardless of the manufacturer’s intent.
All businesses in Australia are subject to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). It comprises a variety of regulations aimed at safeguarding consumers and fostering a fair economy.
Product liability is one of the primary areas that the ACL controls. Manufacturers are strictly accountable to consumers for damages incurred due to a defective product under product liability rules. Consequently, if a consumer buys a product that has a safety flaw and that flaw causes property damage or personal harm, the consumer may:
If a faulty product has caused you an injury and you have experienced a loss, you should:
Contact our defective product lawyers now for immediate legal assistance. They have the knowledge and expertise to help you access fair compensation for your loss. Our team will help you identify the following:
Ask our product liability lawyers to explain our No Win, No Pay, No Risk policy and your strategy to get the optimal legal outcome. Call Now 1800 700 125 or complete your fast online claim check here >
Product liability insurance protects businesses that manufacture goods or sell products to the public. It gives them financial protection when someone is harmed by one of their products and brings a personal injury legal action against them.
Claiming legal damages for a product injury can be complicated. Manufacturers have some defences available to them, and their insurers can aggressively seek to limit their liability. Kerry Splatt is an Accredited Personal Injuries Specialist in Queensland and leads the team at Splatt Lawyers. When you choose Splatt Lawyers to manage your case, you can relax knowing we have substantial expertise in product liability matters.
Splatt Lawyers will bring your claim under Australian Consumer Law, which protects Queenslanders from faulty products. You could also initiate a common law claim where you sue the manufacturer for their negligence. Our product liability legal team can advise on which options are suitable for you and the right time to implement your legal action. In this type of case having the proper evidence and reports is crucial to achieving the outcome you seek.
Product manufacturers in Australia have a duty of care to ensure their products are safe. This duty includes a wide range of consumer goods such as motor vehicles, household appliances, machinery, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. If a consumer product has harmed you, you might have a claim. Contact our legal team to understand your rights.
To achieve a successful claim for product liability compensation, our legal team must demonstrate that your product was unsafe or faulty and did not have an applicable warning. To understand your chances, contact our team now.
The manufacturer’s insurer typically funds your payout if you achieve a product defect settlement. Insurers will seek to minimise your entitlements. Our experienced liability lawyers can help.
Every legal case has different circumstances, determining the time to achieve an outcome. When you contact Splatt Lawyers for a free case review, your solicitor will be able to give you an estimated time frame.
Splatt Lawyers provide 100% No Win, No Fee funding for your compensation claim. This funding model means you pay nothing until you achieve a settlement. There are no upfront or ongoing legal fees. If you lose, you pay nothing. Unlike other law firms, we will not ask you to take out a disbursement loan to fund your medical reports and assessment fees.
Splatt Lawyers have assisted Queenslanders injured by a defective product for more than 28 years. An Accredited Personal Injury Specialist leads our compensation law team. We carry the financial risk of your legal matter. You pay nothing if your claim is not successful. Your lawyer will explain how this works when you contact us for your free case review.