Faulty Product Claims

It is highly likely that, if you have suffered an injury as a result of using a product and you were not misusing it, then you will be able to successfully claim compensation for your injuries. It is the responsibility of manufacturers and retailers to provide goods that are safe and in good working order and while this is true in the vast majority of cases, there are incidents where injury, illness, or damage may be caused because a product was not provided in a fit state. Stockslegal can help prepare and fight your compensation claim case thanks to our team of skilled and experienced personal injury specialists.

The Consumer Nation

We are a nation of consumers and we come into contact with many products every single day. From the clothes we wear and the car we drive, to items like hairdryers and windows, we expect to be provided with equipment that is not only fit for purpose but is safe for typical use. Most manufacturers run quality audits as well as safety checks on products before they are sold but, even when this is the case, incidents can still occur.

Types Of Faulty Product Claims

Faulty breast implants have been in the media a lot recently following problems with PIP implants and this is one example of faulty goods that are not fit for regular use. More examples and possible injuries caused by faulty goods are as follows:

  • Damage to the hair and scalp caused by faulty hairstyling equipment
  • Burns caused by faulty microwaves or cookers
  • Electric shock from dangerous electrical items including hoovers and TVs
  • Injuries to children caused by dangerous toys
  • Physical injuries, and even the loss of limbs caused by faulty gardening equipment
  • Injury to the scalp caused by faulty salon equipment

This is by no means an exhaustive list and there are many other ways that consumers can and often do become injured following the use of faulty or damaged goods.

Why Products Are Faulty

Products may be considered faulty in a variety of ways. For example, they may have been constructed incorrectly, designed poorly, or they may not carry sufficient warnings to ensure your safety. If a manufacturer knows that a product is faulty but has not recalled those items then this is another case of faulty goods that may lead to accidents or injuries and there is the potential for claiming compensation.

Your Consumer Rights

Consumer laws do exist and the aim of these is to protect the consumer from such injuries caused by products. These laws not only cover the products that we use but services provided by others. Hairdressers have a responsibility to provide a safe service and if they fail to do this or they use products that lead to injury or harm then you may have the right to pursue a compensation claim.

Stockslegal Faulty Product Claims

Keep any documents and evidence that relate to your claim, including packaging and instructions and, where possible, receipts and proof of purchase. Contact Stockslegal today on 0800 988 9055 to discuss your case and to see how we can help progress your faulty product claims.