Defective Products

Defective Product Compensation

In some circumstances, the manufacturer, retailer or importer of goods may be liable for injuries caused as a result of a defect in those goods. Such a claim may arise out of contract, statute or the laws of negligence.

Examples of Defective Product claims include claims for injuries caused by medical equipment and prostheses, medications, child safety products, building products and motor vehicles.

What compensation can I claim?

Damages are available for:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Loss of income
  • All medical expenses, both past, continuing and future.
  • The value of any care and assistance you have received from family and friends free of charge in addition to care, nursing and household assistance from paid professionals.
  • Loss of superannuation entitlements.
  • Loss of financial support from someone on whom you or your family was dependant who died as a result of medical negligence.

When can I claim?

Different time frames ranging from 3 to 6 years apply based on the type of claim you bring.

What do I have to do to commence a claim?

Contact us to make an appointment or discuss your matter on the telephone. There will be no charge for this initial consultation.

Who pays the claim?

Defective Product Claims are generally covered by a Policy of Insurance taken out by the Manufacturer, Importer or Retailer of the goods.

What costs do I have to pay?

We will meet the costs associated with the running of your claim such as fees associated with obtaining expert opinions.

The Insurer has to pay some but not all of your legal costs in addition to paying you compensation for your other financial losses.