Supreme Court’s resolution on liability for hazardous products

On July 6th 2021 Supreme Court in the Civil Chamber adopted a resolution of great importance for legal transactions regarding claims available to the injured party under the regime of liability for a hazardous product.

According to the Civil Code the manufacturer (or importer) is liable for damage caused by a hazardous product. In a resolution (Case No. III CZP 34/20), the Supreme Court held that in the case of personal injury or health disorder, in addition to the obligation to compensate for the damage, the court may also award the injured party an appropriate amount of compensation for the harm suffered.

Thus, the injured party may demand not only compensation for medical expenses or lost earnings, but also a sum of money corresponding to the extent of suffering.