Accidents arising from faulty goods
When we buy something from a retailer we expect that what we buy will be fit for consumption or fit for purpose. Sometimes though this isn’t the case and problems can arise leading to accidents. When this happens Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitors Pevensey are on hand to help. Goods are sold on the proviso that they are fit for their intended purpose and if a product is not then accidents can arise if, for example, the item in question bursts into flames. Personal injury can occur or damage to personal belongings or property and our solicitors in Pevensey are experienced in helping consumers deal with claims arising from problems with faulty merchandise.
Common problems arising from faulty goods include (but are not limited to):
- Damage to personal property
- Burns / Scalds
It may well also be the case that if an item is faulty then it can cause distress to the owner if the item in question is no longer fit for purpose. Such problems can occur if an item has not been properly checked at the quality control stage of production or if the item has been produced using defective parts. With this in mind it is important to remember that these defective parts may not only lead to a malfunction in the item but also cause it to combust or cause injury to the individual using it.
Suffered an injury because of faulty merchandise? Talk to our solicitors in Pevensey
Every year thousands of people suffer injuries to their person or damage to property as a result of accidents arising from faulty merchandise. Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitors in Pevensey are here to help if you have suffered such an injury or damage to your belongings. Many people may simply think the item is faulty and consign it to the waste bin but there is another important factor to be taken into account – what happens if the manufacturer doesn’t know the item is faulty? Further accidents may arise so at Accident Advice Helpline together with our solicitors in Pevensey we look to secure compensation if the accident was not your fault and also prevent it from happening again.
What do I do now?
Contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline and we will assess whether or not you have a claim for compensation. If the accident was not as a result of your own actions and has occurred within the last three years then we will put you in touch with our solicitors Pevensey. Call us on our 24/7 landline number 0800 689 0500 or a 24/7 mobile number 0333 500 0993 or send the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010. A member of our friendly and expert team will return your call.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown