When you purchase a product, no matter how small or large it might be, you expect it to work perfectly fine. If it is faulty, you return it to where you bought it for a replacement or a refund, and are hopefully happy with the deal you have done. But what if the fault on the product causes you an injury, this is a different matter altogether. Then you could be entitled to compensation, and perhaps should have a chat to Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury claim in North Hertfordshire.
The goods should be safe so that you do not have to make a personal injury claim in North Hertfordshire
The makers and importers of goods for consumers have a legal duty to make sure they are safe for the use they were intended. They also have to monitor the products in case a safety issue arises some time later. If at any time they do find a safety problem, they should immediately stop sales of the goods, and order a product recall. They should also inform the local Trading Standards Officers of the findings.
Most makers do these things automatically, and you will often see newspaper and internet adverts informing purchasers to either return a product or take it designated places for repair.
This is the makers being cautious. If someone is injured through a safety problem on one of their products, the repercussions could be huge. Taking cars as an example, if the public knew that a particular model had a safety issue, that model would stop selling, and the losses to the company could be far more than a product recalls costs.
On top of this they could have to face a personal injury claim in North Hertfordshire for the injuries their product has cause, and the Trading Standards Office can prosecute them if the feel the breach of safety protocol is extreme.
If you have bought a new car that is defective, or an electrical item in your home that is faulty, just hope they do not harm you in any way, as the injuries from defective products can be serious. It could be a child’s toy with sharp edges, or fireworks that fire the wrong way, there is such a huge variety of goods we buy, it could be absolutely anything that causes the accident that injures you.
Making a claim for defective products
There is one stipulation that is a must if you want to make a personal injury claim for defective products: you must not have tampered with or altered the product in any way. If you have the responsibility is removed from the makers, and you might not be able to make a personal injury claim.
If this does not apply in your case though, you should be talking to Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in making personal injury claims for all types of accidents. We have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were entitled to, and to give your claim its best chance of success, you should let us now help you.
You can call us on 0800 689 0500 for free from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.