Injury lawyer in Loddon
Loddon is a small market town about 12 miles southeast of Norwich. The name Loddon is thought to mean “muddy river” in Celtic, in reference to the Chet. Any products sold in Loddon, just like anywhere else in the UK, have to be safe for the consumer. If they are not and someone is injured, they may need the services of an injury lawyer in Loddon.
Defective products can mean having to call an injury lawyer in Loddon
Goods supplied to consumers have to be safe. The main responsibility for this lies with the manufacturer, producer or importer of the goods. If one of them fails in this duty, you may be able to use an injury lawyer in Loddon. To make sure that the products they supply to consumers are safe, the manufacturers, producers and importers should:
- Warn consumers of any potential risks;
- Make sure the warnings are clear and understandable;
- Continually check the safety of their products; and
- If they find a safety problem, act on it straight away.
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 lawyer in Loddon.
The retailers do not have so much responsibility
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. Retailers need to take extra care with high-risk products like food, toys and medicines.
Trading Standards need to know
If any faulty product causes you harm, as well as contacting an injury lawyer in Loddon you need to report it to the Trading Standards Office. They will make sure that what happened to you does not happen to someone else. Trading Standards Officers have the powers 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
- Demand a recall of the defective goods.
Making your defective product injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline is where to make your personal injury compensation claim. We were established in 2000 to provide access to justice to 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 also give you an indication of the amount that you can expect to be awarded if your case is successful.
We have a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 689 0500. You can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be pleased to assist you all they can.
Date Published: 5th October 2013
Author: David Brown