Makers and importers who supply goods for consumers have a legal duty to make sure they are safe, and that no one will be injured and have to make a personal injury claim in East Northamptonshire, because one of their products caused someone to be injured through no fault of their own.
They have to constantly monitor their products to ensure that a new safety issue does not arise, and take immediate action if one does.
The faulty goods that can cause an innocent victim to make a personal injury claim in East Northamptonshire
There are many ways faulty goods can cause people to be injured, a few suggestions being:
- Curling tongues can overheat and burn the scalp
- Electrical items could be faulty and cause an electric shock
- Brakes on a cycle could fail, when the rider needs them most
- There could be sharp edges on a children’s toy
- A car could have a defect that causes a safety issue
- Phone chargers can overheat and explode
- Fireworks can be faulty and not do what they should
- There could be the wrong mix in hair products, or cleaning products, and skin could suffer because of this
There are many more things that can go wrong when you buy something, and although we all know there are times when a product we have purchased does not work, none of us expect any of them to cause us any harm.
The insurance that will settle your personal injury claim in East Northamptonshire
When you make a personal injury claim in East Northamptonshire against a product maker or importer, it is very rare it would be them that pay your compensation. In most cases they will have product liability insurance, which covers them in case someone is injured by one of their products, and it would be this that settles the claim.
The responsibility of retailers and wholesalers regarding your personal injury claim in East Northamptonshire
The responsibility to make sure the products are safe does lie with the makers or importers, retailers and wholesalers have very little responsibility in this matter. However, if they sell a product that they know is unsafe, then the claim would be made against them.
There is a lower limit on making personal injury claims for faulty goods of £275, but there is not an upper limit that applies to them.
Making your personal injury claim for faulty goods
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline if you want to make a compensation claim because of defective products, and as long as you did not tamper with the product in any way, we will be able to help you make your claim.
With over 14 years’ experience behind us, we are one of the leading specialist law firm in the personal injury claim industry, and just like we have helped many thousands of previous claimants get the compensation they were entitled to, now we can help you get yours.
Date Published: 21st October 2014