As a consumer, you are owed a duty of care by manufacturers and retailers to ensure that the products you buy are not only fit for purpose but are also safe. Whilst thousands of products that you come into contact with on day to day basis meet the relevant safety measures, it is not always the case. Josiah Hincks Product Liability Claim Solicitors can help from our offices in Leicester, Blaby, Syston, Coalville and Leicester.
If you suffer illness or injury arising from the negligence of a manufacturer of a product or due to a defective product, you may be entitled to recover compensation for those injuries.
We will need to identify the manufacturer and prove that the product was defective. It is therefore essential that you keep the product safe and do not agree to return it to the manufacturers for examination, before we have had the opportunity to see the product and if necessary, arrange for it to be examined and tested by an expert.
Claims which have been successful include a defective hot water bottle causing scalding injuries; claims for hair products including hairdryers which have overheated causing burns; food containing foreign objects causing damage to teeth and toys with sharp edges or small parts without warning.
Product liability covers anything you buy as a consumer and can include injury caused by:
- Electrical goods
- Chemical and cleaning products such as hair dye or bleach
- Pharmaceutical products including medication and other medical devices
- Breast implants
- Food and drink
If you are injured because of a faulty product you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury along with any other loss sustained.
Josiah Hincks personal injury department has experts who will be able to provide you with confidential advice and will get the compensation owed to you