An injury claim in Salcombe because of faulty goods
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 Salcombe against them.
How to avoid an injury claim in Salcombe
To make sure the products they supply to consumers are safe, manufacturers, producers and importers should be doing the following:
- The safety of their products should be monitored continuously;
- If they find a health or safety problem, they must act on it straight away;
- Clear warnings of the risks should be on each individual product; and
- The warnings should be easily understandable to the consumer.
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 Salcombe.
If you are injured because of faulty goods, the manufacturer may have to face an injury claim in Salcombe
It is nothing unusual for a faulty goods injury claim in Salcombe to include more than one business. If a manufacturer makes a product from parts supplied by different companies and an injury claim is made against that manufacturer, all the suppliers are liable as well.
How to report faulty goods
If some electrical item is sold with a dangerous fault, for instance, 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 the defective product to the Trading Standards Office.
Trading Standards Officers have the powers to:
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods;
- Prosecute the guilty party, which can result in heavy fines or imprisonment;
- Seize goods for safety testing;
- Order the halt of sales of the product; and
- Demand a recall of the defective goods.
Do retailers 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.
Who can help me?
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. Not only that, but 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, seven days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500. You can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be pleased to assist you all they can.
Date Published: 13th September 2013
Author: David Brown