Make no mistake – boiler carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly. You cannot smell the gas or taste it, so there could be high levels in a property and you wouldn’t know until you fell ill. Even then, you may not know soon enough to do anything about it. According to the NHS, over 200 people are affected annually, and around 25% of those individuals lose their lives.
The symptoms you will get depend on how much carbon monoxide you inhale. The more you take in, the more serious your condition is likely to be. Mild symptoms might include a headache, which of course we all suffer from occasionally.
What about more serious symptoms of boiler carbon monoxide poisoning?
You may start feeling or being sick, and suffering from confusion. You’ll likely feel tired, and you might think you are coming down with a cold or the flu. However, if you suffer these symptoms and you don’t have a fever, you should be alert for the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning, because this does not bring on a fever.
Thankfully, very few people will suffer from exposure to carbon monoxide. However, if you have been exposed and you’ve fallen ill, it’s wise to consider how it happened. Were you staying in rental accommodation where the boiler hadn’t been serviced in recent times? Did someone come to service the boiler and did not do a proper job, thereby leaving the boiler in a dangerous condition?
Finding out more about potential compensation claims
If you’ve experienced carbon monoxide poisoning and you are wondering if you could be entitled to compensation, you’re closer to getting some answers than you may think. The best course of action is to speak with a professional advisor who has handled many cases of negligence before.
You can do this today if you call 0800 689 0500 to have a chat with someone at Accident Advice Helpline. Alternatively, you can use your mobile phone to ring us on 0333 500 0993. When you call us, you can chat with someone on our team and let them know the facts of your case. If one of our personal injury lawyers could represent you, we’ll let you know as quickly as possible. You will always know what is happening and whether you might receive compensation because of your illness stemming from boiler carbon monoxide poisoning.
Date Published: March 30, 2017
Author: Rob Steen