Working with an injury lawyer in Purley
Manufacturers, importers, distributors, producers, wholesalers and shops all have legal responsibilities to make sure the products they sell to consumers are safe and will not cause harm or injury. If you are injured because of a defective product you may be entitled to make a compensation claim and to use an injury lawyer in Purley.
How the responsible party should avoid having to face an injury lawyer in Purley
The main onus falls on manufacturers, importers and producers to ensure that any goods sold to consumers are safe. They should:
- Warn consumers about any potential risks
- Provide clear information to help consumers understand the risks
- Monitor the safety of products
- Take action if safety problems are found
Failure to do so, resulting in accidents, may mean you can be entitled to make a compensation claim and to use an injury lawyer in Purley. These rules apply to all types of goods through from small and large, there are no exceptions. You do not have to have bought the product yourself and it does not have to be new, as long as it has not been tampered with and it is that tampering that made it unsafe.
Retailers are not quite so liable
Retailers are not normally responsible for harm to consumers or their property unless they knowingly sold an unsafe product and providing they identify the producer. Shops in particular need to keep a close eye on high-risk goods such as food, toys, fireworks and medicines.
Any goods that are found to be defective should be reported to your Trading Standards Officer in the local council. They are responsible for safety enforcement and have the power to:
- Order the sales to stop
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods
- Prosecute the guilty party which can mean heavy fines or imprisonment
- Demand the recall of any unsafe products
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has helped many thousand of claimants, injured through no fault of their own, in many different types of accidents, make personal injury compensation claims and among those there have been many defective products claims.
We have the expertise and knowledge you need to be able to make a compensation claim.
To make a personal injury compensation claim can be complicated and time consuming to the layman, but it is what we are good at, what we do best. 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 which is there for your guidance about the amounts of compensation that are awarded for differing injuries. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st October 2013
Author: David Brown