If you have suffered a product liability injury at any time in the last three years and someone else was wholly or partly to blame, you may be owed compensation.
Whether the injuries caused by a faulty product are relatively minor or much more serious, the impact on your life can be very substantial. From affecting your physical and mental wellbeing to your family and career, the consequences can touch every part of your life.
Claiming product liability compensation can make all the difference. As well as paying for the best possible treatment and personal support, it can also help with replacing lost income and mitigating any other ways an injury caused by a faulty product has affected you.
Get expert help to claim product liability compensation
David W Harris & Co are specialist personal injury lawyers in South Wales with decades of experience helping people to claim product liability compensation.
Our product liability lawyers will work closely with you through every stage of a claim, making the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible, while giving you the best chance of securing maximum compensation.
Our experience with product liability claims
Our personal injury lawyers in South Wales can help with many types of product liability injury claims, including those related to:
- Faulty electrical products
- Defective vehicles
- Unsafe & contaminated food
- Defective medical products & drugs
- Defective sporting goods
We regularly secure compensation in the £1,000-£500,000 range and recently won a £14million settlement for one of our clients.
We offer no win, no fee product liability claims funding, so there is usually no upfront cost or financial risk in pursuing a product liability claim with David W Harris & Co.
Get a free first consultation with our product liability solicitors in South Wales
Unsure if you are entitled to compensation for a product liability or just want to know more about how the claims process works?
We offer a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether you wish to pursue a product liability compensation claim.
Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with our team. There will be no obligation to take things further unless you wish to do so. If you're curious to know now much you compensation you could claim for your injury, you can use our personal injury calculator.
Why use David W Harris & Co. for your product liability claim?
There are numerous reasons to work with our expert personal injury solicitors, including:
- No win, no fee funding for product liability claims
- Millions of pounds in compensation recovered for our clients over the last 35 years
- Our expertise is independently recognised:
- We cover the whole of South Wales with offices in Pontypridd, Talbot Green and Swansea – home visits can also be arranged where appropriate
- Most product liability claims we handle are settled out of court, saving you time, legal costs and stress
- We have a strong track record of securing maximum product liability compensation for our clients
Find out more about our personal injury claims expertise.
Product liability claims fees and funding
No win, no fee product liability claims
Typically, clients work with us under a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’, which is often referred to as ‘no win, no fee’ funding.
Key benefits of a no win, no fee product liability claim are that you do not need to pay anything up front to start a claim and there is no financial risk if your claim does not succeed. This is because our fees are only applied if and when we win compensation.
Find out more about no win, no fee personal injury claims funding.
Common questions about product liability claims
Can I claim compensation for injuries caused by a faulty product?
To be able to claim product liability compensation, you must be able to show that the product in question:
- Was faulty.
- Caused your injuries.
If you believe you may be entitled to compensation, we recommend speaking to a specialist product liability claims lawyer as soon as possible to find out whether you are likely to have a claim.
Is there a time limit for claiming product liability compensation?
As with other types of personal injury claims, you normally have three years to claim compensation for injuries caused by a defective product. This time limit will be counted from the ‘date of knowledge’, which is the date on which you were first aware that:
- You had been injured.
- These injuries were likely caused by a faulty product.
Exceptions to the standard three-year time limit can sometimes apply, such as if the claimant was under 18 at the time their injuries occurred. In such cases, you may have longer to claim, so it is well worth consulting our experts.
Head over to our personal injury claims page to find out more about time limits for personal injury claims.
How much compensation can you get for a defective product claim?
Product liability compensation should cover any harm you have suffered, both physical and otherwise, as a result of a faulty product. Common types of damages you can claim cover issues such as:
- Financial losses – including lost wages, the cost of paying for treatment, specialist equipment etc.
- Expected future financial losses – e.g. reduction in your future earning potential, the need to pay for ongoing care etc.
- Loss of amenity – i.e. no longer being able to carry out activities you previously could, such as driving, playing sport etc.
- Pain and suffering – for your physical and emotional pain.
Our product liability claims solicitors will be happy to advise on the potential damages available during your initial consultation.
Can I join a group action for a product liability claim?
Where lots of people have been injured by the same faulty product, it may be possible to start or join a ‘group action’ where claimants band together to make their claim. Advantages include allowing people to share legal expertise and resources. The fact multiple people are claiming can also strengthen the case that the product in question was faulty.
Whether or not it makes sense to start or join a group action will depend on the circumstances, so it is important to take specialist legal advice before making a decision.
What to do next about starting a product liability claim
To book your free initial consultation with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors in South Wales, please get in touch.
Simply use our short online enquiry form to tell us you would like to speak to a member of our personal injury team about a potential product liability claim and we will be in touch promptly.