Faulty goods that cause harm
When you buy something from the shop, you expect it to be working properly, and you certainly don’t expect it to cause you an injury. The people who supply the goods have to ensure that the goods are safe, and the main duty of this falls on the manufacturers, importers or producers.
If one of them fails in this dutyand a defective product harms you, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. You may want to consult with an injury lawyer in Swanage about doing this.
How to avoid facing a claim from an injury lawyer in Swanage
The people who are responsible, such as manufacturers, producers and importers, need to ensure safety of their goods, but if there is any doubt they should:
- Make sure that warnings are easily understandable;
- Constantly monitor their products for safety issues;
- Take immediate action if they find a safety problem; and
- Warn of the potential risks on each individual product.
If they do not comply with these, or any of the other health and safety measures applicable to their products, then they may find themselves facing a personal injury claim from an injury lawyer in Swanage.
How to report defective goods
If you have a defective product which harms you in some way, whether you bought it yourself or it was a gift, the Trading Standards Office need to know about it. If your product is faulty then others probably are as well, and they need to take action to stop more people being injured. They can do this by using their powers to:
- Demand a recall of the defective goods;
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods;
- Seize goods for safety testing; and
- Order the halt of sales of the product.
They can then prosecute the guilty party, which usually ends in heavy fines or sometimes even prison sentences.
Where you need to go to make your claim
Accident Advice Helpline is where to make your personal injury compensation claim. We were established in 2000 to provide access to justice to non-fault victims of accidents under the no win no fee agreement. This was introduced to the personal injury claims 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 30-second test, because that is all it takes to find out if you qualify to make a personal injury compensation claim. Not only that, but it will also give you an indication of the amount you can expect to be awarded if your claim is successful.
Our freephone helpline number is 0800 180 4123. You can speak to one of our friendly advisors, who will be pleased to assist you all they can. They will discuss your case with you, then let you decide if you want to pursue the personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown