Toys play a key role in the development of children and, while most are safe to use, sometimes they can pose a serious danger. If a toy is faulty, or does not come with clear instructions regarding who can play with them, a child may be at risk of sustaining a serious injury.
It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure toys are safe to use, and that each product is supplied with the correct literature containing information about who can use them and how to do so correctly.
At Lupton Fawcett, we have handled many cases where this has not been done, and a child has sustained an injury as a result of this negligence. We understand that any case involving a child can be incredibly distressing, and we are well placed to offer the best support at this difficult time.
About your case
Injuries caused by defective toys can vary in their severity, but every type is likely to cause serious stress for the child involved. Common injuries include:
- Bruising and abrasions
Some injuries involving toys occur because the child has not been properly supervised, while others happen because the parent or guardian did not follow the manufacturer’s instructions. However, others take place due to a fault or defect, which could have been avoided.
At Lupton Fawcett, we have dealt with cases involving the following types of toy:
- Battery-operated toys
- Toys with an electrical cord
- Toys with small pieces
- Toys with sharp edges
Claims involving toys are based on the concept of product liability, which means it is alleged the product was incorrectly designed or built. Regardless of the nature of the injury, the basis of your claim will be the negligence of the manufacturer.
In order to win your case, it has to be proven that the injury was the result of a faulty product. It is essential that the following facts are proven:
- The toy was defective
- The injury was the fault of the manufacturer’s negligence
- Your child sustained an injury after using the toy
- The injuries are worthy of compensation
Why should I claim?
Compensation is designed to help your life, and that of your child, return to normal as quickly as possible following a stressful incident that resulted in injury.
No parent wants to see their child in pain, and if they have been injured as a result of a faulty product, it is likely you will want to ensure justice is served.
Speak to the team
If your child has been injured as a result of playing with a defective toy, contact the solicitors at Lupton Fawcett today. Either call us on 0333 323 5292, or fill in our online claims form and we will get back to you.
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