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Faulty product compensation claims
Defective or faulty product claims is unfortunately an area which is quite common. Here at Stephensons, we have a specialist team of personal injury solicitors who can help guide you through these often complex claims. Call Stephensons' personal injury team on 01616 966 229.
When a business supplies products to consumers, they must ensure the products are safe. The biggest responsibility lies with the producers (such as the manufacturer), however distributors of products also have legal responsibilities, such as shops. Producers of products must ensure that products are safe by warning customers about potential risks and monitoring the safety of products. If a business fails to meet their responsibilities, there can be serious consequences including legal action, large fines and even imprisonment. The business can also be sued by anybody who has been harmed in any way as a result of using the product.
How can Stephensons help?
Stephensons specialises in numerous areas of defective product claims, including:
- Medical devices and pharmaceuticals
- Food products which give rise to illness, for example CJD
- Defective appliances and equipment
- Defective toys
- Contaminated water supplies
- Faulty consumer products - wide ranging from glasses, furniture, cards
- Defective hair products
Businesses that make products such as foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics have a duty of care to ensure that their customers and other individuals do not suffer injury or illness as a result of their products. A product can be faulty or defective and still be sold at a discounted price if the defect is not determined as dangerous. However, if a product has been sold to a consumer without any mention of a possible fault or defect and they are then harmed in some way, the person may be able to claim compensation.
Under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), UK citizens are legally protected against injury and damage caused by defective products or faulty goods. If a product made, distributed, supplied or sold in the UK is discovered to be unsafe in some way, you are entitled to seek compensation. This could be for a number of reasons, such as death, injury or damage to property; this also applies even if the sales contract states that there is limited liability.
How do I claim faulty product compensation?
If you have been affected by a faulty product through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation. However, these claims can be complex, so it is important to seek professional legal advice. Our friendly and helpful legal team are ready and waiting to provide expert legal advice and let you know if you are entitled to make a claim. If your circumstances warrant compensation, as per the Consumer Protection Act and European Union legislation, a team of specialist compensation solicitors are available with years of combined experience in defective product claims.
We recognise that no two defective product claims are the same and that is why we endeavour to deliver bespoke legal services which treat each case as a first and each customer as an individual.
No matter what the defective product is, our solicitors will be able to help. From medical devices and pharmaceuticals to food poisoning, contaminated water and defective hair products, a team of expert compensation solicitors could help you to claim the compensation you deserve. The defective products field also includes faulty appliances and toys, industrial equipment, furniture and other products. Depending upon the nature of the case, the sum of any compensation can vary greatly, but as a major UK law firm, Stephensons boasts the experience and expertise to take on cases of any size.
It all starts with a simple conversation, so if you have suffered injury or illness because of a defective product, give us a call on 01616 966 229. You will be able to find out if you could be entitled to make a no win no fee claim.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
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