Defective Products can cause permanent injury or illness. If you are unable to work due to sickness, disability, or a permanent injury resulting from a defective product, you may be entitled to claim compensation through your super as a Total and permanent disability (“TPD”) or income protection claim.
You also may have injury compensation rights. In the case of “consumer” type goods, liability for suitability of the product and its fitness for the purpose for which it was acquired extends to cover not only the buyer of the products but subsequent users or owners: Trade Practices Act (Part V Division 2).
Home appliances, garden tools, pharmaceuticals, office equipment are just a few of the categories in respect of which injury compensation liability for the consequences of any defects extends to users.
Such claims are typically bought against the supplier or manufacturer and usually relate to defects in a component, the design of the product or its assembly.
Your Defective Product Lawyers can also answer any questions you have about the claims process, and explain how compensation is calculated. Some cases may be eligible for a no-win, no fee arrangement (your lawyer will advise you on your eligibility for this type of arrangement).