Personal injury lawyer in Kingussie
Importers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, shops and wholesalers of goods all have a legal responsibility to make sure that the products they are selling are safe and will not cause a consumer an injury. You may be able to make an injury claim by using a personal injury lawyer in Kingussie if you are injured because of a defective product.
How these organisations can avoid having to face a personal injury lawyer in Kingussie
Manufacturers, importers and producers have to make sure that the goods they are selling to customers are safe.They should:
- Provide clear information to help consumers understand the risks;
- Monitor the safety of products;
- Warn consumers about any potential risks; and
- Take action if safety problems are found.
If they fail to do so, and this results in customers getting injured, a compensation claim may be made against them by a personal injury lawyer in Kingussie.
These rules apply to all types of goods. You do not have to have bought the product yourself and it does not have to be new — as long as it has not been tampered with, if the product causes you harm then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Retailers are not as liable as manufacturers
Retailers are not normally responsible for harm to consumers or their property unless they knowingly sold an unsafe product. Shops in particular need to keep a close eye on high-risk goods such as food, toys, fireworks and medicines.
Report it to Trading Standards Officers
Any goods that are found to be defective should be reported to a Trading Standards Officer (TSO) at your local council. They are responsible for safety enforcement and have the power to:
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods;
- Order all sales of the good to stop;
- Prosecute the guilty party, which can mean fines or imprisonment; and
- Demand the recall of any unsafe products.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline have helped many thousand of claimants injured through no fault of their own in many different types of accidents to make compensation claims, and among those there have been many defective products claims. We have the expertise and knowledge you need to be able to make a successful compensation claim.
Making a personal injury compensation claim can be complicated and time-consuming to the layman, but it is 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.
You can also call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak with one of our friendly advisors, who will help you all they can.
Date Published: 19th February 2014