Any one of us could be the faultless victim of an accident in which we sustain injuries that need medical attention. If that happened to you sometime in the last three years, you could be entitled to compensation. Sometimes, injuries are caused by a defect on an item we have purchased, in which case you might like to discuss making a personal injury claim with a Llantrisant law firm.
A Llantrisant law firm can help you with a defective product claim
Makers and importers in the UK have a legal duty to ensure the goods they supply to consumers are safe. If they do not, and someone is harmed as a result, the injured party may be entitled to use a Llantrisant law firm to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
The injuries sustained by such products can have dire consequences for the victim; for instance, what if the brakes failed on a new car you had just bought, or the phone charger you left on overnight caught fire? Both of these example have happened in the past, and thankfully in a lot of cases the victims survive, but the results could be much worse.
If there is any risk at all to consumers, clear warnings have to be given. The manufacturers should:
- Clearly warn consumers about any risks attached to their products;
- Make sure the information regarding the risks is easily understandable to the consumer;
- Continually monitor the safety of their products, and immediately stop its sale if a dangerous fault is found;
- If needs be, order a recall of all the products sold; and
- Notify Trading Standards as soon as they realise a product they have put on the market is unsafe to consumers.
Consumers have a right to expect goods they buy to be safe and not cause them any harm. If this is not the case, and they sustain an injury as a result, the manufacturers or producers could well have to face a personal injury compensation claim.
Trading Standards Officers
Any goods that harm people should be reported to the Trading Standards Officers at your local council. They can take the appropriate action to try and prevent another victim suffering the same fate as you, and have the power to prosecute the offending party.
Getting the help you need
Accident Advice Helpline has the expertise needed to ensure that every aspect of your claim is examined to maximise the amount of compensation you receive. You can be certain there are no faults with our product — it has been tried and tested, and produces a total of over £30 million a year in compensation awards for victims that use our services.
Our helpline freephone, 0800 180 4123, has friendly advisors here to talk through your accident and resulting injuries. They will give you free legal advice, and if you wish to continue with your claim, they will start the process for you. Or, you can complete our 30-second test to get an estimate of to how much you may be entitled.