Sometimes innocent victims contact our accident lawyer in Charnwood because they have been harmed by a defective product and want to claim compensation for the injuries they have sustained.
Manufacturers, producers and importers all have a legal responsibility to ensure the products they supply to consumers are safe and will not put anyone at risk of being injured when they use them. If they fail in this duty, they could have to face Trading Standards Officers, who may well prosecute them. They could also have to deal with a personal injury claim if the victim enlists the help of our accident lawyer in Charnwood.
Why recalls are made
We all know that sometimes things can go wrong when something is being made, but whatever the product is, the processes of its manufacture should be monitored for safety. If a problem is found, and some of the items have already been sold, most manufacturers would order a recall of the product. This can involve it having a repair to correct the problem, or being replaced.
Recalls can cost manufacturers millions of pounds, particularly if the item is something as large as a car. But they cannot take the risk of some being injured and making a claim against them. This is not just because of the compensation they would have to pay out, but because the bad publicity surrounding personal injury claims could severely damage their image, and their sales.
An example of this is a carmaker that recently found a problem with the braking system on one of their models. They immediately stopped all sales of the car, and advised anyone who owned one not to drive it. Because they cared enough to take these steps, they have limited the amount of damage to their reputation, and possibly saved several innocent victims from being injured in an accident that was not their own fault.Open Claim Calculator
Using an accident lawyer in Charnwood to claim compensation for a defective product that causes harm
Our accident lawyer in Charnwood is asked to deal with faulty product claims for a large variety
There are all sorts of products that can cause innocent victims harm, such as:
- Electrical items giving electric shocks
- Sharp edges causing cuts
- Wrongly mixed hair dyes and perm solutions
- Phone chargers that overheat and explode
- Faulty fireworks exploding before they should
These are just a few samples of many hundreds of products that could be faulty and caused someone to be injured through no fault of their own. In such cases, Trading Standards should be informed so that they can investigate, and make sure no more innocent victims are injured because of this product.
You should also call Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a personal injury claim for compensation.
Making a claim for product that cause harm
We will make your claim quickly and efficiently, so that you have as little stress as possible from the claim process.
Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak with our friendly advisers. They will be able to give you all the information you need about making a personal injury claim.