Manufacturers and importers both have a legal duty to make sure that the products they supply for consumers are safe, and will not cause accidents that result in injury. If they do not comply with this law and you suffer an injury because of the item, then you may be entitled to make accident claims in New Forest to claim compensation from them.
We have all at some point bought an item that turns out to be faulty, and returned it to wherever we purchased it from for a refund or replacement. But if that item is more than faulty, if it is dangerous and has caused you harm, then you may want to make accident claims in New Forest, by using the lawyers from Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
How to avoid accident claims in New Forest if risks are involved
There will always be some products that involve an element of risk to certain consumers. You could have an allergic reaction to something for instance, and warnings that this may happen should be on the product. If there is any risk with a product, it should be clearly marked with warnings that are easily understandable, so that consumers take take the necessary precautions when they are using it.
The safety of goods should be continually monitored, and if any safety issues are found they should be addressed immediately. This is exactly why you sometimes see a product being recalled. It can be months after the product has been on sale that the problem is discovered and there could be many of them already in use. Cars are a typical example of this, the makers recalling many thousands of cars as soon as they realise there is a safety issue.
It does not matter how big or small the product, the rules and regulations still apply to everything. If you are injured because of a faulty product, then call Accident Advice Helpline for some advice on making a personal injury claim.
Retailers need to be careful as well
Although the ultimate responsibility is not with the retailers, they can be prosecuted if they knowingly sell a product that is unsafe. They need to take extra care with goods such as medicines, fireworks, or children’s toys, or they could be facing accidents claims in New Forest as well.
Reporting your faulty goods
Firstly you should report the incident to the Trading Standards Officers, so that they can take the appropriate action to stop more innocent victims being harmed by a faulty product. Then you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline, as over the last 14 years, we have helped many thousand of claimants, injured through no fault of their own, make personal injury compensation claims and among those there have been many defective products claims.
On our website there is a 30-second test which is there for your guidance about the amounts of compensation that are awarded for differing injuries and to let you know if you qualify to make a claim.
Our freephone helpline is 0800 689 0500. You can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will help you all they can.
Date Published: 8th June 2014