At some time, we have all bought something that does not work properly, but what if that product also caused you harm while malfunctioning? Injuries from defective products vary greatly but can be devastating for the victim. They should consider using no-win, no-fee* Aughton lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline to claim compensation for their suffering.
How no-win, no-fee* Aughton lawyers can help with your faulty goods injury claim
Any suppliers to UK consumers have to ensure that their products are fit for the purpose for which they were sold, as well as being safe so that they are putting no-one at risk of injury. Sometimes this does not happen and injuries occur – if this happens to you, you may be entitled to claim compensation and should contact no-win, no-fee* Aughton lawyers to see if you have a case to make a personal injury claim.
All suppliers should all make sure their products are safe and also:
- Warn the consumer of any potential safety risks;
- Have clear and understandable warnings about those risks;
- Continually monitor the safety of their products; and
- If they find a safety issue, act upon it.
There are health and safety measures relating to all products, and if they do not comply and a consumer if injured, the supplier may have to face a personal injury claim.
Reporting faulty goods to Trading Standards Officers
If you have bought a defective product that causes you harm, you should report it to the Trading Standards Officer at your local council, if for no other reason than to stop the same thing happening to someone else. Trading Standards Officers have the powers to:
- Seize goods for safety testing;
- Stops sales of the defective products;
- Demand the recall of the goods already sold;
- Ask a court for permission to destroy the goods; and
- Prosecute the guilty party.
We will assist with your defective product claim
Accident Advice Helpline is where to make your personal injury compensation claim if you have been harmed by faulty goods. 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, and means making a claim is accessible to everyone, as no funds are needed to start the claim or if the claim is lost.
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 claim. Not only that, it will give you an indication of the amount you can expect to be awarded.
We have a helpline that is open seven days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles, where you can speak with one of our friendly advisors who will answer all your questions and provide all the information you need about making a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown