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Injuries from Defective Products

Compensation Claims for Injuries from Defective Products*

If you have been injured or had an accident as a result of a defective product you may be entitled to compensation:

  • Strict regulations exist to ensure our health and safety when it comes to the products we buy and use.

Faulty products may cause serious personal injury and their manufacturers could be held liable for the following:

  • Manufacturing Flaws
  • Design Defects
  • Non-Inclusion of Adequate Safeguards
  • Inadequate Information or Product Warnings

Examples of the type of defective products that can cause injury are as follows:

  • Unsafe Consumer and Household Products
  • Unsafe Medical Devices
  • Farm Machinery
  • Unsafe Furniture
  • Dangerous Toys
  • Cars

The amount of compensation to be recovered in any case will depend on the extent of your injuries. We will obtain reports to support your claim from:

  • medical experts
  • and, where appropriate, vocational, rehabilitation or actuarial experts.

The compensation we will seek to recover for you will include

  • general damages for pain and suffering, and
  • special damages in respect of any out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident
  • and, if appropriate,  losses and expenses into the future.

 

Mangan O’Beirne will assist claimants in submitting a claim to the Injuries Board and will advise on each heading of compensation to which they may be entitled and will secure the expert reports necessary to support their claim.

  • Almost all claims for compensation must be processed initially through the Injuries Board (formerly known as PIAB) provided that both parties agree to the process.
  • If both parties do not agree, then the injured party will initiate a case through the courts.


Time Limits:
 Notification of a claim should ideally be made to a defendant within two months of the accident giving rise to the injury. It is important to collate as much information as possible at an early stage including witness details, involvement of the Health & Safety Authority (if applicable).

  • A court action seeking compensation for personal injuries from negligence must be issued within two years from the accident,
  • Or from the date of knowledge of the person concerned as respects that cause of action, whichever occurs later.
  • The time during which the Injuries Board considers a claim is disregarded for the purpose of calculating the time limits.

 

Please contact us at 01 668 4333 or email solicitors@manganobeirne.ie or fill in your details and we will call you back.


*in contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

Read more about accident & inury compensation claims.