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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury lawyers in Stanton Drew

    Injury lawyers in Stanton Drew

    Any goods supplied to consumers have to be safe; whether it is a children’s toy or a new car, safety is a big issue. The main responsibility for safety lies with the manufacturer, producer or importer and if one of them fails in this duty and someone gets injured, they may be able to make a personal injury claim, using injury lawyers in Stanton Drew.

    Injury lawyers in Stanton Drew look for the warnings

    Warnings of any potential risks should be clearly displayed on the product, and those warning should be easily understood. If while monitoring the safety of their products, a safety issue is discovered, it should be acted on immediately. Failure to comply with the health and safety regulations can result in injuries, which in turn result in personal injury claims using injury lawyers in Stanton Drew.

    Retailers have a lesser responsibility

    Retailers are not normally liable for damage to a claimant or their property unless they sell a product knowing it is unsafe. They should take extra care when selling high-risk products such as toys, medicines, food or fireworks.

    Where to report your defective goods

    Any item you purchase, or are given as a gift, that causes harm in its normal use, may entitle you to make a personal injury claim. But it would have been much better if you had not been injured in the first place. If you have something faulty from a safety point of view, you should report it to the Trading Standards Office if for no other reason than to stop the same happening to someone else. They have the powers to:

    • Seize goods for safety testing
    • Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods if they prove to be unsafe
    • Prosecute the guilty party, which can result in heavy fines or imprisonment
    • Order the halt of sales of the product
    • Demand a recall of the defective goods

    The most publicised recalls are for the car industries as a fault on automobiles can be a life or death matter, which needs correcting as soon as possible.

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    Making a defective product claim

    Accident Advice Helpline is where to make your personal injury compensation claim if you have been harmed by a defective product, or been injured in any accident that was not your fault.

    We were established in 2000 to provide access to justice to the innocent 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 30second test, because that is all it takes to find out if you qualify to make a personal injury compensation claim. Not only that, it will give you an indication of the amount you can expect to be awarded.

    We have a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The number is 0800 689 0500.  You can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be pleased to assist you all they can.

    Date Published: 12th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.