Consumers use bottles containing drinks, beauty products or cooking produce on a daily basis, and most of the time this goes without a hiccup. However, sometimes inaccurate labels or unsafe packaging can lead to injury.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure products are safe to use. If there is a fault with a product that could cause injury, victims are entitled to claim compensation.
At Lupton Fawcett, our dedicated product liability solicitors have a great deal of experience in dealing with this type of case and are therefore best placed to offer you support at this incredibly testing time.
Types of claim
We have dealt with a variety of cases involving exploding bottles or cylinders, so we know just how distressing this can be for the victim. Although rare, this type of incident can have a lasting effect on an individual and can also cause psychological problems when it comes to carrying out simple everyday tasks.
Our team has dealt with claims involving the following types of bottle/cylinder:
- Food products
- Fizzy drinks
- Hair care products
- Cosmetics, such as fake tan
While this list details the most common bottles cited in exploding bottles or cylinder claims, it is not exhaustive. If you have been impacted but your circumstances are slightly different, we would still like to hear from you.
About your claim
Claiming compensation does not mean that you are taking a company’s earnings. Businesses are legally required to have insurance policies in place to protect them in these instances. Therefore, you do not need to worry.
Why should I claim?
The money awarded following a compensation claim is designed to help your life return to as normal a state as possible following a particularly distressing incident. We know that in some cases injuries can leave an individual unable to work, so the financial support will help to pay their bills at this time.
A product liability claim must be explored within three years of the date of injury. However, this time limit can be extended if the victim has only just discovered their injury was caused by a defective product.
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) states that any claims against a product should be brought within ten years from the date that the specific product was brought into circulation, after which all rights under the CPA are extinguished.
If you have been injured as a result of an exploding bottle or cylinder, contact the team at Lupton Fawcett today. Get in touch by calling us on 0333 323 5292, or complete an online contact form and a member of the team will get back to you.
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