You may need an injury lawyer in Lincolnshire if you buy a defective product
Lincolnshire is a historic county in the east of England. It borders Norfolk to the southeast, Cambridgeshire to the south and Rutland to the south west. Lincolnshire derived from the merging of the territory of the ancient Kingdom of Lindsey, with that controlled by the Danelaw borough of Stamford. Lincolnshire has good mixtures of trades and professions all around the county, and among them are many manufacturers and importers. Both of these have a responsibility towards consumers to ensure that the products they supply are safe, and if they fail in this duty, they may well have to face an injury lawyer in Lincolnshire.
What the responsible parties should do to avoid facing an injury lawyer in Lincolnshire for faulty goods
The main responsibility in making sure that products sold to consumers are safe falls on manufacturers, importers and producers. To protect themselves, they need to:
- Warn consumers about any potential risks;
- Make sure warnings are easily understandable;
- Monitor the safety of products; and
- Take action if safety problems are found.
The rules and regulations apply to all goods sold, no matter how small or large. If they do not comply and you are injured, you may be able to use an injury lawyer in Lincolnshire.
Retailers need to take care as well
Retailers usually have no liability for consumers’ injuries or property unless they knowingly sell an unsafe product. However, they do need to take more care and be more aware of safety issues when it comes to high-risk goods such as toys, food medicines and fireworks. Otherwise, they may have to deal with an injury lawyer in Lincolnshire.
Trading Standards Officers
If you buy any faulty goods that cause ham, this should be reported to your Trading Standards Officer in the local council. They are responsible for safety enforcement rules and regulations, and have the power to:
- Stop sales of the defective products;
- Demand the recall of all faulty goods sold;
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods; and
- Prosecute the guilty party, which can mean heavy fines or imprisonment
We can help you to make your personal injury compensation claim caused by defective products
Accident Advice Helpline, over the last 15 years, have helped many thousands of claimants injured through no fault of their own to make personal injury compensation claims, and among those there have been many defective products claims.
To make a personal injury compensation claim can be complex and time consuming to the layman, but it is what we are good at. We are one of the leading companies in the industry and have a reputation for providing complete customer satisfaction. On our website there is a 30-second test to provide guidance about the amounts of compensation that are awarded for differing injuries, and to let you know if you qualify to make a claim.
Our freephone helpline, 0800 689 0500, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us and you can speak to one of our friendly advisors, who will help you all that they can.
Date Published: 2nd October 2013