Skin blemishes and rashes caused by contaminated cosmetic products such as hair dyes
Burns caused by malfunctioning hair styling equipment
Electric shocks from unsafe electrical appliances
Dental injuries caused by foreign bodies in foods
Injuries to children caused by defective toys
Defective product claim experts
The main piece of legislation surrounding this area of personal injury law is The Consumer Protection Act 1987. This Act states that all goods for domestic use must be reasonably safe when being used correctly and anyone who is injured (or killed) by a defective product has the right to claim compensation as long as the injury caused is valued at more than £275.
A claim for compensation can be made against the manufacturer of the faulty product and also the distributor, supplier and retailer.
If you suffer injuries due to an unsafe product then you should find out when the product was made and whether instructions or warnings were provided. It is also important that the product was being used in the way it was intended.