We have successfully acted for clients who have suffered injury caused by faulty products or by negligent provision of services.
Defective product injuries
There are strict regulations to ensure our health and safety when it comes to the products we buy. We, as consumers, expect the things we buy to be safe, but sometimes there are instances when some products may be faulty or defective and as a result can cause serious personal injury. This is the reason why there is a need for a stringent product liability law.
Product manufacturers can be held liable for design defects and manufacturing flaws, for not including adequate safeguards particularly on dangerous products and for inadequate product warnings or information on those products.
There are a number of ways under Irish Law in which manufacturers or suppliers of defective goods or products can be held liable.
The manufacturer will be held liable to pay damages for negligence if it fails to act with the standards of care which the law expects and of the result of any damage or injury is suffered.
Breach of Contract
A buyer can recover compensation from the seller if the product they have bought does not comply with the terms of the parties’ contract and if, as a direct result, he suffers loss, damage or injury.
Breach of Statute or Regulation
Liability imposed by Statutes or Regulations is often criminal rather than civil and liability for defective products may be imposed upon a manufacturer by Statute or Statutory Instrument .
Strict Statutory Liability
The Liability for Defective Products Act 1991 (1991 Act) introduced strict liability for damage arising from defective products. Anyone who sells products or services to consumers from their base within the European Union are obliged to comply with this legislation. When it can be shown to have caused personal injury legislation gives consumers recourse to justice against manufacturers who produce defective products.
O’Brien Ronayne Solicitors in Tallaght can represent clients who have fallen victim to any defective products which can include:
- Unsafe medical devices
- Unsafe cars and other motor vehiclesDangerous toys
- Unsafe consumer and household products
- Industrial machinery and equipment
- Farm machinery and equipment
- Defective car components
- Dangerous household appliances
- Defective construction equipment
If any product has harmed you or your family, that product must be preserved so that its condition at the time of the accident can be assessed. Having this vital evidence increases the chance of you being successful with your claim. So if you or any of your family have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to claim compensation.
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Cases include skin irritation and burning resulting from chemical exposure, hair loss caused by negligent hair dressing services to injuries caused by defective furniture.