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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to tell if your boiler is faulty

    Faulty boilers in an office block can increase the risk of accidents at work. All business owners should comply with the relevant health and safety guidelines to protect their workforce from work injuries and work-related  illnesses. If you have a boiler at home, it’’s also essential to make sure it’’s in good working order. If your boiler is faulty, it can have serious implications for your health.

    How to tell if your boiler is faulty

    If your boiler is faulty, there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is often referred to as a silent killer, as it is an odourless, colourless gas.

    Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include severe headaches, lethargy and drowsiness and breathing difficulties. Carbon monoxide poisoning can also affect pets, so look out for low energy levels and changes in behaviour.

    Here are some signs to look out for if your boiler is faulty:

    • Gas flames that are orange or yellow instead of blue      
    • Strange noises
    • Soot stains and black marks around the boiler
    • Flames going out or reduced power
    • Drips and leaks
    • Lack of heat or low pressure
    • Pilot light is out

    What to do if your boiler is faulty

    If your boiler is faulty at home, or the heating isn’’t working at work, seek expert help. Report any problems in the office to your manager. If you have issues at home, contact an engineer and arrange for them to come and have a look. Never attempt your own boiler repairs, as this carries a risk of electrical injuries.

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    If you don’’t already have a carbon monoxide alarm, buy one as a priority. They only cost a few pounds, and they could save your life.

    If you’’ve been injured at work or you’’ve suffered injuries as a result of a faulty boiler,
    call Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a compensation claim with one of our helpful advisors.

    If you’’ve had an accident in the last three years and you have evidence to show that you were not to blame, call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We have more than 15 years of experience in handling personal injury claims and we pledge to do everything possible to secure a no-win, no-fee* fee payout for you with minimal hassle. We take care of every aspect of the process, allowing you to get back on track.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.