Carbon monoxide is one of the most feared and deadly gasses. Carbon monoxide poisoning is often referred to as the "silent killer", due to its odorless and tasteless properties.
As a society we now know a great deal more about carbon monoxide poisoning that we did a couple of decades ago and cases have dramatically decreased. However, the problem has not been eradicated. A number of old boilers and central heating systems are still a risk factor and illness and sometimes fatalities do still occur as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
But did you know that if you have been a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning in the past three years, you could be entitled to a substantial compensation payment?
Read on to find out about how to recognise the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and how best to make a claim if you have been a victim.
The first thing to realise with carbon monoxide poisoning is that it is not always fatal. Often symptoms will be similar to those of a strong bout of flu and can include:
Severe carbon monoxide poisoning can result in coma, convulsions and even death. Remember, different people react differently to carbon monoxide exposure. You could suffer from one or all of the above mentioned symptoms, but if you think you could be at risk and begin to experience any of the symptoms it is essential you seek medical attention immediately. Another sign is if several members of the same household are experiencing similar symptoms.
Carbon monoxide is produced when fuel in appliances such as boilers, gas fires, central heating systems or cookers does not burn properly. If your appliances are not checked regularly, whether they are new or not, they could be a carbon monoxide risk. If you are a tenant in a rented property, it is your landlord's legal obligation to be able to a produce a carbon monoxide safety certificate.
If you have been exposed to carbon monoxide and have obtained a medical confirmation (can usually be determined by a simple blood test) then it is a good idea to seek legal advice with Legal Request.
If you have been poisoned due to the negligence of another person or organisation, then we can help you claim back a substantial compensation payment, of which you will keep 100% (you could also have a right to prosecute your landlord or local housing authority under criminal law).
Both local councils and private landlords have a duty to protect their tenants by correctly installing and maintaining the appliances in their properties. If you have suffered as a result of their disregard for this duty, we will help you claim a substantial compensation payment. Contact one of our experts today.
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