As many retailers, particularly supermarkets, have very little control over some of their supply chains, they will typically pass the buck to a supplier if there is a problem with a product they sell. Even own-brand items that supermarkets sell are typically produced by third parties, but this will not mean that you will be any less able to take some form of personal injury action if you are injured or made ill after buying a product that later goes on to injure you or make you ill.
If you are injured or made ill as a result of buying a contaminated or defective item from a retailer, you will be more than in your rights to explore the possibility of using a practice of the bestsolicitors in Gt Cumbrae Island to launch a claim for compensation.
Any personal injury solicitor that you retain will be able to help you ascertain whether you’ll need to take action against the retailer itself or the manufacturer that made the product. You may find that you’ll have to take action against a distributor or some other middle man, but as mentioned, your solicitor will be able to help you here.
Dodgy retail produce and the best solicitors in Gt Cumbrae Island
Imagine that you had decided to rustle up a nice leaf salad to accompany your evening meal. Having taken a look in your fridge, you discover that you are clean out of both salad and dressing. As such, you decide that a quick dash to your local supermarket will be in order. You grab the requisite ingredients and make your way home.
When you open a salad bag you purchased, a large wasp files out of it and stings you on the arm. As you have an allergy to wasp stings, you require immediate medical attention. If this were to happen to you, there will be a chance that you might be able to take action against the supermarket you bought the salad from or its supplier with the assistance of the best solicitors in Gt Cumbrae Island.
You may also be able to take action against a food retailer if you consume an item of food that purports to be within its use-by date but is in fact rotten. In these circumstances, you would need to hold onto the item itself, any packaging it came with and your proof of purchase. Your solicitors in Gt Cumbrae Island will need these to use as evidence.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today if you’ve been made ill or been injured by a contaminated or off item you’ve bought from a supermarket, or from anywhere else, as they should all ensure produce is safe for consumers, and are liable to pay compensation if they do not comply. Just dial 0800 689 0500 to find out more from the team at Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown