Making an injury claim in Stanford-le-Hope for product liability
Stanford-le-Hope is a town and Church of England Parish situated in the county of Essex. The town is within the unitary authority of Thurrock and located 23.8 miles east of Charing Cross in London.
Its principal claim to fame is that Joseph Conrad lived and wrote there. The town is served by Stanford-le-Hope railway station.
The need to make an injury claim in Stanford-le-Hope
The residents of Stanford-le-Hope are just as likely to have to make a product liability injury claim in Stanford-le-Hope as anyone living in any other part of the country. They are just as likely to have a product that is defective, and if this causes injury to himself or herself, or some one they know, they can make an injury claim in Stanford-le-Hope.
The responsibilities of making sure products are safe
The main responsibility of ensuring that products are safe lies with the manufacturer, producers or importers. Although distributors and retailers should be aware that they also have a legal duty to make sure what they are selling is safe. Retailers need to take particular care with high-risk products such as toys, fireworks, food and medicines.
Not complying with the rules and regulations can have serious consequences; they can be heavily fined, or even imprisoned. Of course, there is also the fact that if someone was injured because of a defect, they could also face a product liability injury claim Stanford-le-Hope. They should always:
- Warn consumers about any potential risks
- Make sure those warnings are easily understandable
- Monitor the continuing safety of products
- Take action if a safety problem is found
If they do not comply, they could find themselves facing an injury claim in Stanford-le-Hope.
They will be insured
Many businesses have product liability insurance to protect them from legal costs and damages awards. It depends on the amount of the claim as to whether they would bother to use the insurance or not. There is a lower limit of £275 for a damages claim. At this sort of level, the retailer would probably pay the claim themselves. There is no upper limit for the amount you can claim.
You need to report your problem
You should report your defective product to the Trading Standards Officers, if for no other reason that to stop it happening to some one else. They have the powers to:
- Order that the sale of the particular goods stops
- Go to court and request that the goods be destroyed
- Prosecute – if convicted there will be fines or even imprisonment
- Demand the recall of all of the unsafe products
Next, you should approach Accident Advice Helpline. Imagine trying to fight some of the really large manufacturers – it could be a nightmare for you.
Not for us though, Accident Advice Helpline deal with such personal injury compensation claims all the time and have no problems dealing with the large organisations.
Contact us on our freephone number: 0800 689 0500, speak to one of our friendly advisers and let us do the rest.