When you purchase a product of any type, you expect it to be fit for the purpose you bought it. You also expect it to be safe, and not to cause you harm. Most of the time this is what happens, but just sometimes a faulty product causes a victim to be injured through no fault of their own, and then they may be entitled to compensation and should speak to the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury claim.
Whoever it is that supplies products to customers has a legal duty to ensure their products are safe. If there should be risks involved with any product they must:
- Continually monitor the safety of their products
- Take action if a safety issue is found
- Warn consumers about the potential risks with any product
- Make sure the information provided about the risks is easily understandable by the consumer
They should keep a close eye on their products because if they cause harm to someone, they may have to face an injury claim from someone using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline.
Finding the guilty party
The responsibility and the guilty party, is usually the manufacturer, the producer or the importer of the item. Retailers do not have the same duty unless they knowingly sell an unsafe product.
Whoever of these it turns out to be, if you are harmed because of a faulty product, you may be entitled to use the solicitors to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The Trading Standards Officers
If you have bought a faulty item, so might many more customers. They could be at risk from the same problem that has happened to you. So for this reason you should report it to your local Trading Standards Officer. They have the power to seize goods to check them for safety and if they find them to be a risk they can:
- Ask the courts for permission to destroy all the goods
- Prosecute the guilty party
- Stop the sale of the goods
- Order the recall of any goods already sold
Looking for solicitors in Essendon?
If faulty goods have injured you, you should talk to Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in making personal injury compensation claims. Since we were established in 2000, we have helped many thousands of claimants successfully obtain the compensation they were entitled to. On our website there is a 30-second test which will give you some guidance as to the amount you may receive, if your claim is valid.
Or you can speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500. They are highly trained individuals, who will talk you through the processes of making a claim, give you free legal advice regarding the claim and then leave you to make the decision about whether to continue with the claim or not.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Essendon 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 Essendon look no further than our expert service.
Our injury lawyers will always put your needs first, will work quickly and efficiently and will do their best to keep any hassle away from you – hopefully this will make the whole process of making a personal injury compensation claim as stress-free and easy as possible.
Date Published: 29th March 2014
Author: David Brown