Injury Solicitors in Corfe Castle will want compensation, not your head
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck, in the county of Dorset. In 1572, Corfe Castle left the Crown’s control when Elizabeth I sold it to Sir Christopher Hatton.
We suspect when Elizabeth sold the castle to Sir Christopher, he would not have dared to complain that it had a defect for fear of losing his head, but these days the sellers of faulty products, if they have harmed some one because of their negligence, have to pay compensation instead. Injury solicitors in Corfe Castle deal with these types of personal injury claims on a regular basis.
Injury solicitors in Corfe Castle tell suppliers the rules
Any suppliers of goods to the consumer have legal responsibilities to make sure the products they sell are safe and will not cause harm or injury. It does not matter how small or large the goods may be, if you are injured because of a defective product you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you should discuss the matter with injury solicitors in Corfe Castle.
How suppliers can avoid personal injury claims
The main responsibility falls on manufacturers, importers and producers to ensure that any goods sold to consumers are safe, but all suppliers should:
- Warn consumers about any potential risks there may be
- Provide information to help consumers understand the risks in language that is easily understood
- Monitor the safety of all their products
- Take action if safety problems are found
If they do not comply with the rules and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Less responsibility for retailers
Retailers are not normally responsible for harm to consumers or their property providing they identify the producer unless they knowingly sell an unsafe product. In particular, retailers need to keep a close eye on high-risk goods such as food, toys, fireworks and medicines.
They need reporting
Any goods that cause someone harm because of defects, should be reported to your Trading Standards Officer in the local council. They are responsible for safety enforcement and have the power to:
- Immediately stop the sale of the goods
- Demand the recall of any of the goods already sold
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods
- Prosecute the guilty party which can mean heavy fines or imprisonment
How to make a faulty goods claim
Accident Advice Helpline has helped many thousand of victims, injured through no fault of their own, make personal injury compensation claims and among those there have been many claims caused by faulty goods.
Making personal injury claims 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. Our freephone helpline, 0800 180 4123, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will help you all they can.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: Clare P