Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (CO) Compensation
Your health depends on the safety of your
heating appliances. If you have been injured as a
result of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning you could
- Carbon monoxide (CO) appears all around us and exposure can come
from many different situations
- Dangerous due to its colourless, tasteless and odourless
- Carbon Monoxide kills/injures on average 300-400 people every year in the
- Many more suffer ill effects because of exposure to the gas
Mrs B moved into new accommodation provided by a local housing association. Shortly
after moving into the house, she started to experience flu-like symptoms and bouts
of fatigue, dizziness and nausea. She also started to experience problems with her
boiler and her central heating, which would often fail to come on. She contacted
the housing association who sent out an engineer. After the all clear from the engineer
Mrs B's boiler broke down again. A 2nd engineer was sent out who immediately condemned
the boiler and turned off the gas supply to the property, indicating that the flue
pipe had been blocked and had been leaking carbon monoxide. Following this news,
she consulted her GP who advised her following a blood test that they had found
dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in her bloodstream and that she was lucky to
Mrs B contacted Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors who have pursued a personal injury
claim on her behalf. The housing association quickly admitted they were at fault
and a settlement of the carbon monoxide poisoning compensation claim was achieved.
Claiming Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Compensation
You can claim for:
personal injury - any pain and discomfort that you received due to the effects
of carbon monoxide poisoning
- Time off work - any time off work you have needed to be able to
recover from the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning
- Ongoing health problems - in some cases it is possible to claim
compensation for any long term problems caused by carbon monoxide poisoning
- Owner-occupiers - if you are an owner-occupier we may be able to
claim back the costs for any repairs that may have been needed
to the property
What do I need to prove?
You need to be able to prove that a defective gas or other
fossil fuel appliance caused your exposure to these deadly fumes and
effectively the poisoning.
How do I make a carbon monoxide poisoning compensation claim?
Simply, contact us by calling our carbon monoxide poisoning compensation solicitors on 0808 129 3320 or complete
our online enquiry form and we
will get back to you regarding your claim for compensation.
What information do I need to get?
The following information will help us:
- Ideally a blood test, preferably with an 1-2 hours of the exposure
stopping - but this is not essential as Carbon Monoxide leaves
the blood stream very quickly
- If there is no blood evidence then we will pursue a claim on the basis of evidence
of sustained ill health (eg usual CO symptoms) and the fact that this can be closely
related to periods of time you have spent around the property
- Details of any repairs which have been carried out to the
- Photographs of the appliances and any staining
- Details of the person/company who carried out the work to your
appliance(s) - any associated reference numbers
Will you take my case on a "no win no fee" basis?
- Yes, we act on a "no win no fee" basis
How long does it normally take to pursue a carbon monoxide poisoning compensation claim?
If liability is not disputed, and the case is relatively straightforward we can
normally resolve things within 12-18 months.
Talk to our carbon monoxide poisoning team
Contact our carbon monoxide team now to get plain and simple advice about how we
can help you claim compensation by completing our, no obligation,
online enquiry form and we will call you back or you can call us directly
on freephone: 0808 129 3320.
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