Product liability compensation claim in Otterburn
Otterburn is a small village in Northumberland just north west of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It is notable because of it location by the Otterburn Training Area, one of the largest army training ranges in the UK. The army connection seems to go a long way back, in 1388 the English and Scottish armies met there in a major battle, the English losing over 1000 men and the Scottish victorious.
The need to make a compensation claim in Otterburn
The residents of Otterburn are just as likely to have to make a product liability compensation claim in Otterburn as anyone living in any other part of the country.
They are just as likely to have a product that is defective, and if this causes injury they can make a compensation claim in Otterburn.
The responsibility of making sure products are safe
The main responsibility of ensuring that products are safe lies with the manufacturer, producers or importers. Although distributors and retailers should be aware that they also have a legal duty to make sure what they are selling is safe.
Failing to meet these responsibilities can have serious consequences; they can be heavily fined, or even imprisoned. Of course, there is also the fact that if someone was injured because of a defect, they could also face a product liability compensation claim in Otterburn. They should also:Open Claim Calculator
- Warn consumers about any potential risks
- Provide information to help consumers understand the risks
- Monitor the continuing safety of products
- Take action if a safety problem is found
It could be more than one business involved in a compensation claim in Otterburn
There is always the possibility that the defective product has been made with parts from several different suppliers and the businesses become jointly liable.
The consequences of liability
If you make a compensation claim in Otterburn against a manufacturer or producer, there is a lower limit of £275, there is no upper limit. If someone is harmed, even if they did not buy the product themselves, they can make a personal injury compensation claim, that as well as pain and suffering can include any losses or costs incurred because of the defect.
Many businesses have product liability insurance to protect them from legal costs and damages awards.
Reporting the problem
The first people you should approach if an injury happens to you because of a defect is The Trading Standards Office. They will investigate and take the necessary action such as:
- Order that the sale of the particular goods stops
- Go to court and request that the goods be destroyed
- Prosecute – if convicted there will be fines or even imprisonment
- Demand the recall of all of the unsafe products
The second people you should approach are Accident Advice Helpline. Imagine trying to fight some of the really large manufacturers – it would be a nightmare for you. Not for us though, Accident Advice Helpline deal with such personal injury compensation claims all the time and have no problems dealing with the large organisations.
Contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, speak to one of our friendly advisers and let us do the rest.