If you are injured because of faulty good, the manufacturer may have to face an injury claim in Pattingham
Goods supplied to consumers have to be safe and the main responsibility for this lies with the manufacturer, producer or importer. If one of them fails in this duty, you may be able to make an injury claim in Pattingham.
How they can avoid an injury claim in Pattingham
To make sure the products they supply to consumers are safe, the manufacturers, producers and importers should:
- Clear warnings of the risks should be on each individual product
- The warnings should be easily understandable to the consumer
- The safety of their products should be monitored continuously
- If they find a health or safety problem, they must act on it straight away
If they do not comply with these, or any or health and safety measures applicable to their products, they may find themselves facing an injury claim in Pattingham.
It is nothing unusual for a faulty goods injury claim in Pattingham to include more than one business. If a manufacturer makes a products from parts supplied by different companies and an injury claim is made against that manufacturer, all the suppliers are liable as well.
The retailers do not have much responsibility
Wholesalers and retailers are not normally liable for damage to a claimant or their property. They are selling the finished product, and unless they sell this to you knowing it is unsafe, the liability is firmly placed on the shoulders of whoever produced or imported the goods.
Reporting your faulty goods
If some electrical item, for instance, is sold with a dangerous fault, there is a good chance that more of the same product will have the same fault. To stop other people being injured as you have been, you should report you defective product to the Trading Standards Office.
Trading Standards Officers have the powers to:
- Seize goods for safety testing
- Order the halt of sales of the product
- Demand a recall of the defective goods
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods
- Prosecute the guilty party which can result in heavy fines or imprisonment
Where to make your personal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline is where to make your personal injury compensation claim.
We were established in 2000 to provide access to justice to the non fault victims of accidents under the No Win, No Fee agreement. This agreement was introduced to the personal injury claim industry in the 1999 Finance Act, after legal aid for claims was abolished in 1998.
On our website, there is a compensation calculator which we refer to as the 30-second test, because that is all it takes to find out if you qualify to make a personal injury compensation claim. No only that, it will give you an indication of the amount you can expect to be awarded.
We have a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500. You can speak to one of our friendly advisers who will be pleased to assist you all they can.
Date Published: 7th September 2013