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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

    Were you made ill by a faulty boiler?


    Most people are aware that boilers should be serviced once a year. This ensures they are working properly, giving the best service, and most importantly, working safely as well. Gas boilers can be particularly dangerous if they are not checked on a regular basis, as they can release dangerous gases. A faulty boiler could emit carbon monoxide – a deadly gas you cannot see or smell.

    Some people who are exposed to carbon monoxide will feel ill when in the property that is affected. If they go out, they may start to feel better, but will feel ill again when they return home. If you spot this happening to you, make sure you get the boiler checked as quickly as possible – or ask your landlord to check the one in your rented property.

    The duty of care

    You’ve probably heard of a duty of care before, and it applies in the case of landlords as much as employers, business owners, and others who run or maintain a property used by members of the public or others for any reason.

    Boilers can be potentially dangerous when they are not maintained, and if this has led to you being made ill, it could harm your health. You may not even realise until you suffer the consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning. As you may know, this can be fatal. Even if you survive, it may be a shocking experience and one you will take time to recover from.

    Can you claim anything for illness caused by a faulty boiler?

    If you were staying somewhere, whether it was a rental property, a holiday cottage, or anywhere similar owned and maintained by someone else, you can find out more about whether you could claim compensation if you fell ill because of carbon monoxide released by a boiler.

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    To find out whether you could receive compensation stemming from an illness caused by a faulty boiler, you need only call Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our team of experienced advisors is ready to assist you however they can, and when they do, they will let you know whether a claim could be a reasonable possibility. Find out where you stand from a legal viewpoint today with our help, so you know what you can do next.

    Date Published: March 30, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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