If a product you buy turns out to be defective, it is not just a bother, this can also be very dangerous depending on what the defect is. For example, what if you got an electric shock from a faulty electrical item – this could be very nasty. But even worse, what if the brakes failed on your new car? The consequences could be dire.
There are many different ways you could be injured because of faulty goods, and if this was to happen to you, then you should speak to the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you in claiming the compensation you would be entitled to.
UK law says that anything sold to consumers must be safe, as well as fit for the purpose it was sold for. The makers and importers of goods have a legal duty to ensure this is the case for their products, and if they do not can face heavy fines, sometimes a custodial sentence and possibly the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline if one of their customers makes a personal injury compensation claim.
They need to make sure the goods are safe and if there is any potential risk at all, inform the consumers that are purchasing it. Each individual product should be clearly marked with the warning, in a language that is easily understandable to avoid errors.
For solicitors to help claim compensation, the goods must not have been altered or tampered with in any way. If this has been done, it absolves the makers from responsibility for the injury.
Legal requirements enforced by Trading Standards Officers
Trading Standards Officers are responsible for monitoring the safety of goods, and they have the power to stop the sales of any items they consider to be unsafe. They can also order the recall of any of the items that have been sold, and request permission from the courts for all dangerous goods to be destroyed.
It would be the Trading Standards Officers that prosecute makers and importers who are not complying with the law, and they are the official body you should report your defective product to.
Looking for solicitors in Elgol?
If you are the faultless victim of an accident, whether it is through faulty goods or some other accident, Accident Advice Helpline will help with your personal injury compensation claim, just like the many thousands we have helped over the last 15 years.
Dealing with large manufacturers can be a daunting prospect for some victims, and it can stop them from making a claim for the compensation they should be paid. We will deal with any large organisation for you, as we do every day of the week.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Elgol we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Elgol look no further than our expert service.
You can contact us through our website or by calling our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993, and speaking to one of our friendly advisors.
Date Published: 27th March 2014
Author: David Brown