An injury claim in Scraptoft for defective products
If anyone supplies goods to consumers, they have to ensure the products are safe. The main responsibility for this lies with the manufacturer, producer or importer. If one of them fails in this duty, and you sustain an injury, you may be able to make an injury claim in Scraptoft.
What they can do to avoid an injury claim in Scraptoft
To make sure the products they supply to consumers are safe, manufacturers, producers and importers should:
- Warn consumers of any potential risks. Warnings should be easily understandable;
- Continually monitor the safety of their products; and
- If they find a health or safety problem, act on it straight away.
If they do not comply with these, or any other health and safety measures applicable to their products, they may find themselves facing an injury claim in Scraptoft.
It could be your caravan that causes an injury claim in Scraptoft
These rules and regulations cover all products sold in the UK, no matter how small or large they may be. If you buy a caravan and one of the cupboards falls off the wall and injures you, you would be able to make an injury claim in Scraptoft against the manufacturer.
The retailers do not have much responsibility
Wholesalers and retailers are not normally liable for damage to a consumer 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. They must be prepared to supply details of their supplier, or they do have to shoulder the responsibility themselves.
Report your defective product to Trading Standards
If a defective product causes you an injury, you should report it to the Trading Standards Office. This is so that they can use their powers to stop the same thing happening to someone else. They have the power to:
- Seize goods for safety testing;
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods;
- Prosecute the guilty party, which can result in heavy fines or imprisonment;
- Order the halt of sales of the product; and/or
- Demand a recall of the defective goods.
Who can assist with your injury claim in Scraptoft?
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you, and it is where to go to make your personal injury compensation claim. We were established over 15 years ago to provide access to justice to the non-fault victims of accidents under the no win no fee agreement. This means exactly what it says — if you don’t win your case, we get no fee.
Our website has 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 valid claim. It will also give you an indication of the amount you can expect to be awarded if successful.
We have a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number is 0800 180 4123. You can speak to one of our friendly advisors, who will be pleased to assist you all they can.