Product Liability Claims

Defective Sporting Goods Injury Claims

When using sporting equipment, such as gym machines and bikes, we expect that they'll support us and work as they should while we exercise. However, when this type of equipment fails, it can lead to serious accidents and injuries.

If you've experienced an injury as a result of using defective sporting goods, our lawyers can help you to claim compensation for the injuries you've suffered. We've helped our clients with a wide range of defective sporting goods injury claims, so whether you or a loved one has been affected by defective equipment, our lawyers can help.

Our team has over 30 years of experience in product liability claims, and have been accredited as personal injury experts, making us best-placed to assist you with your claim. Our team of solicitors can also help you to access any rehabilitation services you may need following your injury, helping you to make as full a recovery as possible.

Defective sporting goods injury claims may also include defective nutritional supplements. See our defective food and lifestyle supplements page for more information.

If you’d like more information on making a defective sporting goods injury claim, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case.



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Defective Sporting Goods Injury Claims - More Information
    • What's The Claims Process?
    • To make a compensation claim for an injury or illness caused by a defective product, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with us for a free consultation. We'll discuss what's happened to you, advise you on whether or not we think you can claim, and work out whether you could benefit from a No Win No Fee* arrangement.

      If you do decide to make a claim with us, we'll usually follow the same three stages:

      1. Investigation. We'll begin by determining the extent of your injury or illness, and any losses that you may experience as a result. This may involve an examination carried out by a medical expert
      2. Compensation. We'll work out how much compensation you should get based on the severity of your injuries, your pain and suffering, any medical expenses you've had, and your ability to get back to work. We'll put this amount to your opponent, and they can either accept or contest your claim.
      3. Conclusion. If your opponent accepts liability, you'll be awarded compensation. If not, court proceedings will begin.

        Starting proceedings doesn't mean that your claim will definitely go to trial. Instead, it means that the court will put a timetable in place and manage your claim towards trial. There is still the possibility for your opponent to settle.

        If you do have to go to court, we'll be there to support you every step of the way. If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you are unsuccessful.

      If you have any questions about the claims process, please contact us today on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation.

    • Can I Make A No Win No Fee* Claim?
    • Many of our cases are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there’s no financial risk* to you when making a compensation claim.

      At the start of your case, we'll discuss funding options with you, advising you which we think is most suitable. If you have legal expenses insurance (LEI) or are covered by a trade union policy, these may be best for you. Legal expenses insurance is included in many household or car insurance policies, so it’s always worth checking whether you’re already covered.

      If we think you're best supported by a No Win No Fee* agreement, we'll explain the process clearly. You'll only have to pay anything if your claim is successful – your opponent will pay most of our fees, with the remaining costs coming out of your compensation settlement.

      Please visit our No Win No Fee page for more information on how it works.

    • How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
    • You generally have to make a compensation claim for personal injury within three years of the date of the injury or illness. There are exceptions to this including for children and individuals who are unable to make their own legal decisions.

      Defective product claims must also be brought within 10 years of the date the product went into circulation. This 10 year time limit cannot be extended.

      Time limits are judged strictly on a case-by-case basis by the courts, so it's best to get in touch with us for some advice. Call today on 0800 056 4110 for a free consultation on your case, and we'll be happy to help.


    • How Much Can I Claim?
    • How much compensation you receive for an injury caused by a defective product will depend on various factors related to your injury, its circumstances, and the support and rehabilitation you need.

      The amount of compensation you could claim will depend on many factors, including:

      • Current and future loss of earnings from being unable to return to work
      • Medical and travel expenses you've had to pay
      • Your care and support needs – both now and in the future
      • Whether you need modifications to your home
      • Whether you need mobility aids or specialist equipment
      • Your pain and suffering, and the nature of any ongoing problems you have

      For more information, call us on 0800 056 4110 and we'll be happy to discuss your options in a free initial consultation.


Manufacturers have a duty to their customers to ensure the products they release to the market are fit for purpose and safe for their intended use."

Tim Annett, Partner
Defective Products

Frequently Asked Questions

What Types Of Sporting Goods Injuries Can You Claim For?

The types of injury you sustain will depend on the type of defective equipment you've been using. This can also apply to nutritional supplements or sports nutrition, for example, when allergens were not included on the ingredients list and resulted in illness, or a nutritional supplement becoming contaminated.

Other types of injury may involve sporting equipment, such as gym equipment becoming faulty, protective sports equipment such as goggles not performing as they should, or when a piece of equipment does not support the appropriate level of physical exertion.

Defective sporting equipment can lead to anything from cuts and bruises to serious and life-changing injuries. We have the experience needed to support you, no matter what your injuries are.

If you're unsure about anything regarding defective sporting goods injury claims, get in touch with our lawyers who'll be happy to advise you. You can call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case.

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What Is The Manufacturer Responsible For?

When supplying sporting goods and equipment, the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring the product can stand up to the physical exercise that it’s intended for. The boundaries of proper use are something that the manufacturer must set, and the product must be able to withstand these boundaries. The product's limitations should be highlighted by the manufacturer, as well as any possible risks the user may be exposed to when using it.

If you have any questions regarding defective sporting good injury claims, get in touch with our lawyers today who'll be happy to help. Call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

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Why Choose Irwin Mitchell For A Defective Sporting Goods Equipment Claim?

With over 30 years of experience in product liability claims we're best-placed to provide expert advice and support throughout your claim. We're accredited personal injury lawyers, with offices throughout the UK, meaning we're able to offer support for our clients wherever they are. We can also help you to access any rehabilitation services you may require as a result of your injuries.

During what can be a difficult time, it's important to feel supported throughout the claims process. That's why we put every effort into making sure our clients receive a personal and professional service and are kept up to date with the progress of their claim every step of the way.

If you'd like help and advice or have had an injury as a result of defective sporting goods equipment, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case.

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We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK

"They are forensic and analytical as well as campaigning and careful. All of the lawyers work tirelessly for the smaller cases as well as the bigger cases."
We're delighted to have been named Claimant Solicitor of the Year in the 2016 Post Magazine Rehabilitation First Awards, an award we've won on seven occasions.
"'One of the best’ and ‘go-to firm’ Irwin Mitchell covers the full range of work, and specialises in complex, unique cases."

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Injuries and illness can have a lasting effect on your life. We're proud to have won Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award for Claimant Solicitors on seven occasions, recognising our commitment to getting our clients the care and support they need to get their lives back on track.


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