Praa Sands is a picturesque coastal village in Cornwall. Formerly serving the local mining industry, it now mainly focuses on the tourist trade. No-win, no-fee Praa Sands claims happen when people are victims of accident which aren’t their fault, which happen all too often in the area.
No-win, no-fee Praa Sands claims legal experts
Goods supplied to consumers in Praa Sands, the same as anywhere else, have to be safe – and the main responsibility for this lies with the manufacturer, producer or importer. If one of them fails in this basic duty, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, and you might want to use injury a no-win, no-fee Praa Sands claims lawyer.
Having to deal with a lawyer from Praa Sands can be avoided
All the responsible parties need to make sure that nothing can go wrong with the goods they supply to consumers, but if there are any potential risks at all, they should:
- Warn consumers of the potential risks on each individual product
- The warnings should be easily understandable to the consumer
- Continuously monitor the safety of the products
- If they find a health or safety concern, they should act on it straight away
Any of them that do not comply with the health and safety regulations, as well as any that apply to their own particular type of product, they can be taken to court and heavily fined. It has been known in some instances for a custodial sentence to be given by the courts.
The retailers do not have so much responsibility
Retailers are not as responsible as the manufacturers, unless they knowingly sell a product that is unsafe. Retailers should take particular care with high-risk products such as food, medicines toys and fireworks.
Report to Trading Standards
If your product was unsafe, it stands to reason there could be many more out there in the same condition. It is because of this that you need to report your faulty product to the Trading Standards Officers. They have the power to:
- Seize goods for safety testing
- Order the halt of sales of the product
- Demand a recall of the defective goods
- Get permission from the courts to destroy the goods
- Prosecute the guilty party which can result in heavy fines or imprisonment
Making a defective product claim
Accident Advice Helpline is where to make your defective product injury claim. 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.
We have 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.
We have a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You can speak to one of our friendly advisers who will be pleased to assist you all they can. Call Accident Advice Helpline free today for help with no-win, no-fee Praa Sands claims.
Date Published: 4th February 2014
Author: David Brown