If you go to the shops and buy a small household item or an electrical item, you expect everything to be in the correct working order. But what if they are not? Defective goods can cause a lot of harm. If you are injured because of defective products, you would be able to make a personal injury claim using an injury lawyer in Sussex at Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
The main responsibility for the safety of products falls on manufacturers, importers and producers. They have to ensure that any goods sold to consumers are safe. They should, for example:
- Provide information to help consumers understand any risks;
- Monitor the safety of products;
- Take action if safety problems are found; and
- Warn consumers about any potential risks.
You may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, and you may want to use the services of injury lawyer in Sussex if you have purchased a product (or been given one as a gift) that turns out to be faulty and harms you.
Several parties can be liable for a defective product compensation claim. Often, several businesses can be involved in the process of manufacturing a product, in which case they become jointly liable to face a personal injury compensation claim.
Trading Standards Officers — the safety police
If you have a faulty product, the chances are that other people have the same problem when they buy the product, which means injuries other than just your own are likely to arise. This is why you should report defective products to the Trading Standards Officers. They are responsible for the safety of consumers, and have the power to:
- Order the sales to stop;
- Prosecute the guilty party, which can mean heavy fines or imprisonment;
- Demand the recall of any unsafe products; and
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods.
Making your defective product injury claim using an injury lawyer in Sussex
Accident Advice Helpline have helped many thousand of claimants injured through no fault of their own to make personal injury compensation claims, and among those there have been many defective products claims.
To make a personal injury claim can be complicated and time-consuming to the layperson, 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 will let you know if you have a valid claim, and if you do will also give you an estimate of the amount you might be awarded.
Our freephone helpline is 0800 180 4123, where you can speak to one of our friendly advisors, who are highly trained to give you free legal advice regarding making a personal injury compensation claim.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis, so you will have no funding to find to start your claim, and no money to find if your claim is lost. You will be no worse off if you make contact with us, and could greatly feel the benefit of the compensation if you do.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown