Toy accident faulty product claim in South Derbyshire
Toy accident faulty product claim in South Derbyshire being sought by you as your child was badly hurt while playing with a toy and you are very keen on finding out what you need to do to seek compensation for this toy accident? Manufacturers have a duty to make sure any toys they sell to consumers are safe, and if they fail in this duty, as well as facing a personal injury claim, they could be prosecuted by Trading Standards.
As a parent, guardian or anyone else in charge of children, you have a duty to be aware of the way children can be injured, through no fault of their own, by toys that are not up to standard.
Tips to ensure the safety of your child when playing with toys and games
- Be aware of the age guide on a toy. Giving a toy meant for 10 years olds to a two year old could invalidate any compensation claim.
- Make sure the toys have no sharp edges, or small parts that can break off. This would be considered unsafe by Trading Standards, and should be reported to them.
- If the toy came in a plastic wrapping, be sure to discard that wrapping. This plastic wrapping could suffocate your child.
How do you seek compensation for a child?
If your child has been injured through no fault of their own, it is best if you make a faulty product claim in South Derbyshire on their behalf. Quite often, a court will insist that any money awarded to a child is put into trust for when they are older.
If a claim is not made for them at the time of the accident, they have three years from their 18th birthday to start their claim. However, if the accident happened when they were four for instance, it could be 16 years later before they make a claim, and that would be much harder to prove after all those years.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to start your faulty product claim in South Derbyshire
It is very true that toy manufacturers take a lot of precautions and they have many quality measures in force, to see that no dangerous or faulty toys are released into the market. But, once in a while a toy does turn out to be bad and it is released for sale, without the toy manufacturer knowing about it.
They should constantly monitor the safety of their products, and if a safety issue is found, immediately stop the sale of any more of the toys. They should also put a recall in place for the products that have already been sold.
In the event that your child gets hurt while playing with a toy, and you want to make a faulty product claim in South Derbyshire for this accident, all you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a land-line or if you are using a mobile phone, dial the number 0333 500 0993. Make that call, now!
Date Published: 14th March 2015
Author: David Brown