Defective goods can mean an injury claim in Stromness
Stromness is the second most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. It is in the south west of Mainland Orkney. It is also a parish, with the town of Stromness as its capital. The residents are consumers just like the rest of us, and if they buy something that turns out to be faulty, and that causes them harm, they may want to make an injury claim in Stromness.
Those who are responsible for the defective products that cause an injury claim in Stromness
The main responsibility for making sure that any products sold to consumers are safe lies with:
- The manufacturers
If they supply any products that are unsafe, the consequences can be dire and they may have to face an injury claim in Stromness.
Usually, wholesalers and retailers have little responsibility for harm to the consumer, or the consumers property, unless they knowingly sold an unsafe product.
What the responsible parties should do
By law, products sold to consumers must be safe. Those that make or import the goods should:
- Warn customers about potential risks
- Ensure the information provided can be understood by the consumers
- Continually monitor the safety of their products
- Take immediate action if a safety problem is found
- Notify the Trading Standards Office if they become aware that a product they have placed on the market poses a risk to consumers
If the manufacturer of a product does not follow the rules, you may be able to make an injury claim in Stromness.
What those responsible might have to pay for
If unsafe products, which you don’t have to have purchased yourself, harm you, you are entitled to sue for damages and make an injury claim in Stromness. This claim could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings, past and future
- Care costs
- Extra medical costs
- Any cost or loss that is because of the accident
Apart from being sued by the consumer, they can face heavy fines and even imprisonment, if Trading Standards prosecute them.
The powers of Trading Standards
Trading Standards is where you should report your faulty goods. Officers can seize goods to check they are safe. They can enter premises unannounced to ensure regulations are being followed. If they think any products are unsafe they can:
- Immediately stop the sale of the goods
- Demand a recall of the unsafe goods
- Ask the courts for permission to have the goods destroyed
- Prosecute the supplier
Accident Advice Helpline will handle your injury claim in Stromness for you
If unsafe goods have harmed you, and those goods were in their original condition, the negligence of the manufacturer, producer or importer means you can make an injury claim in Stromness. Accident Advice Helpline is the law firm to do this for you.
You can contact us through our website or by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speaking to one of our friendly advisers.
Date Published: 27th September 2013
Author: David Brown