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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Harmful defective products and the help of a Solicitor in Beaulieu

    If you purchase something from a shop, you expect it to be working correctly and you certainly do not expect it to cause you an injury. Any products that are supplied to the public have to be safe, whether its a new car or a children’s toy.

    The main responsibility for safety lies with the manufacturer, producer or importer and if one of them fails in this duty and someone gets injured, the injured party may be able to make a personal injury claim, using a solicitor in Beaulieu

    Look for the warnings

    Any warnings of any potential risks should be clearly displayed on the product and those warnings should be easily understood. If while monitoring the safety of their products, a safety issue is discovered, it should be acted on immediately.

    Failure to comply with the health and safety regulations can result in injuries. If this has happened to you, a solicitor in Beaulieu may be able to help you file a personal injury claim.

    The retailers have a lesser responsibility

    The retailers are not normally liable for damage to a claimant or their property unless they sell a product knowing it is unsafe. They should take extra care when selling high risk products such as toys, medicines, food or fireworks.

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    Where to report your defective products to

    Any item you purchase or are given as a gift, that causes harm in its normal use, may enable you to make a personal injury claim.

    If you have something faulty from a safety point of view, you should report it to the Trading Standards Office if for no other reason than to stop the same thing happening to someone else. They have the powers to:

    • Demand a recall of the defective goods.
    • Seize goods for safety testing.
    • Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods if they prove to be unsafe.
    • Prosecute the guilty party which can result in heavy fines or imprisonment.
    • Order the halt of sales of the product.

    The most publicised recalls are for the car industries as a fault on cars can be a life or death matter, which needs correcting as soon as possible.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is where to make your personal injury compensation claim if you have been harmed by a defective product or been injured in any accident that was not your fault.

    We were established in 2000 to provide access to justice to the non fault victims of accidents under the No Win No Fee* agreement. This agreement was introduced to the personal injury claim 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. No only that, it will give you an indication of the amount you can expect to be awarded.

    The number is 0800 689 0500.  You can speak to one of our friendly advisers who will be pleased to assist you all they can.

    Date Published: 11th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.