Product Liability

It is common for defective products to cause injury.

The government takes this matter very seriously and for this reason we have many regulations in place to protect consumers such as:

  • The Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • the Sale of Goods Act 1979
  • the Supply of Goods (Implied Terms) Act 1973
  • the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982
  • the Unfair Contract Term Act 1977

To make a claim you can rely on express terms of a contract of purchasing goods and upon any advertisements or public statements made in relation to the product, which are deemed to be incorporated into the purchase contract.

In implied terms of the sale of a product are:

  • the product complies with the description given to it;
  • that the product is of satisfactory quality; and
  • the product is reasonably fit for a particular purpose (fit to be used as intended).

Theses implied terms impose strict liability on a seller of products, meaning it is unnecessary for the buyer to prove fault.

Despite this these types of claims can be complex and you will need specialist legal advice.

If you have suffered an injury caused by a product then you should contact our expert lawyers for free advice on 01392 285000.