I had given a play station to guy to repair it. The guy accidentally damaged a part. Who is responsible? The guy claims he broke it accidentally. So he will not pay for the new part. Can anyone advise who is responsible?
I don't know about the law but for me it depends on whether you were paying him to repair it or if he was just doing it as a free favour. If the former he has a duty of care to look after it, if the latter I would say its your problem because he had nothing to gain out of it.
If the guy is just a "rogue" ie. just someone who fixes things at home out of hobby, then you'll find it difficult to get anything from him. Obviously he should pay if he broke it from anyones of view, but I don't think you can make him legally do anything. If this is the case I'd put it down to experience and let it go.
However if he relies on this type of work for an income then he's more to lose than you. Is "he" a business?
I asked the guy if he could repair the playstation. He told me that he never opened a playstation before. but he will give it a go. he will only charge me if he could repair it. But then he accidentally broke it.
It all depends on whether he is running a business If he is he should be claiming on his business insurance for the accidental damage and you should receive either a repaired fully working guaranteed unit for which you pay for the repair. Or else be offered the second-hand cash equivalent value of the play station.
If he is not in business then the only option open is a civil claim and clearly it would not be worth even considering this action in this instance