The main responsibility for making sure that any products sold to consumers are safe and this lies with the manufacturers, producers and importers. If they supply any products that are unsafe, the consequences can be dire and they may have to face a personal injury claim.
In UK law, products sold to consumers must be safe. Those that make or import the goods should take this duty very seriously and:-
- Warn customers about potential risks
- Ensure the information provided can be understood by the consumers
- Continually monitor the safety of their products
- Take immediate action if a safety problem is found
- Notify the Trading Standards Office if they become aware that a product they have placed on the market poses a risk to consumers
If faulty goods harm you, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and should contact injury solicitors in Denver to find out how.
What those responsible might have to pay for
If unsafe products harm you, you are entitled to sue for damages and make a personal injury claim. This claim could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings, past and future
- Travel costs
- Childcare costs
- Care costs if you cannot do everyday tasks yourself
- Extra medical costs
- Any cost or loss that is because of the accident
Apart from being sued by the consumer, they can face heavy fines and even imprisonment, if Trading Standards prosecute them.
What Trading Standards can do
Trading Standards is where you should report your faulty goods. Officers can seize goods to check they are safe. They can enter premises unannounced to ensure regulations are being followed. If they think any products are unsafe they can:
- Immediately stop the sale of the goods
- Demand a recall of the unsafe goods
- Ask the courts for permission to have the goods destroyed
- Prosecute the supplier
Claiming compensation: Accident Advice Helpline or injury solicitors in Denver
If unsafe goods have harmed you and those goods were in their original condition, the negligence of the manufacturer, producer or importer means you can make a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline is the law firm to do this for you. We have over 13 years of handling many thousands of compensation claims, helping victims obtain what was due to them. We have the experience and expertise you need on your side when making a personal injury compensation claim.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Denver we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Denver look no further than our expert service.
You can contact us through our website or by calling our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speaking to one of our friendly advisors. The line is open all day, every day and someone will be there to give you free legal advice and to guide you through the required processes.
Or you could complete our 30-second test, which lets you know if your claim is valid and gives you an estimate for the amount you might be awarded.