In your state, you are required to confirm you wish to access this information. Please enter 'QLD' or 'WA' in the field below to continue.

No thanks

Product Liability Claims Queensland and WA

If you’ve been injured because of a faulty product in Queensland or WA, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

This page is written specifically for a Queensland or Western Australian audience. Restrictions in these states prohibited us from showing certain information regarding our legal services, so if you are located outside these states please click here for information on product liability law.

Recent hazard alerts issued to Australian residents

Blood thinner to face action over fatal bleeding

TGA investigates anti-inflammatory drugs

Potentially lethal cable recalled from Australian homes

Hazard alert issued for NexGen MIS knee prosthesis

Breast implant suspended from Australian market

TGA issues warning over medical device

Our offer to you

  • Obligation-free consultation to assess your case confidentially

  • Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

  • We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you

  • No Win No Fee arrangement

Common questions about Product Liability Claims Queensland and WA

In Queensland and WA, or anywhere else in Australia, manufacturers have a duty of care to make sure their products are safe.

Examples of product liability claims include:
  • Faulty medical implants or devices
  • Faulty goods or household appliances
  • Faulty machinery, cars or parts
  • Dangerous drugs or chemical products


The product liability claims legal process

No two product liability compensation claims are the same, however the below image gives a good indication of the claims process and how to access compensation.

Claims Process Diagram
For a product liability claim to be successful in Queensland or WA, you must prove that the manufacturer and/or distributor supplied a product that was unsafe, defective or didn’t come with appropriate warnings.
If the manufacturer or distributor is found to be at fault, it’s most likely their insurance company will be responsible for compensating you.
Each case is different but compensation for a product liability claim under Queensland and WA law could include:

  • Past and future medical expenses, such as surgery and equipment
  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment of life
  • Home help and nursing provided by anyone.
How much compensation you can claim for under Queensland and WA law varies based on your individual circumstances. It's therefore very hard to give a ballpark figure without knowing the extent of your injuries and the particulars of your situation.

In most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before the injury, and your life path since the injury.

Compensation Diagram
How long your claim takes depends on a few things, for example how complex your particular situation is.

Once a lawyer knows the ins and outs of your case they can give a better idea of the timeframes involved with your claim.
Recent changes in Australian liability laws mean that strict guidelines can limit or prevent you from claiming compensation.

So if you’ve been injured, it’s important you get legal advice as soon as possible.
Shine Lawyers work on a No win no fee basis so you’ll only pay our fee if you win your case at the end of the claim.

Your legal costs will be determined by the amount of work required to resolve your claim.
Shine Lawyers have offices in the following locations in Queensland and WA. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.

Queensland

Western Australia
Shine Lawyers have expert No Win No Fee lawyers that can help you determine your rights and bring forward a product liability claim on your behalf. The below links contain further information regarding your legal options.

Why choose Shine
Client stories
Our history
Meet the team

Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland:

product liability lawyers queensland

Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Peter Matus, Bundall
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane

Enquire now

Call Us Now

Our friendly consultants are available to talk Monday to Friday, 8:15am to 6:00pm AEST.

1800 618 851

Live Chat

Chat with Shine Lawyers through the livechat system without leaving your computer. No downloading, completely private and best of all - its easy to use.

Start a live chat now

Enquire Now

Enquire now