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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

    Accident specialist in St Pierre du Boi

    Are you looking for an accident specialist in St Pierre du Boi after suffering from carbon monoxide exposure? Carbon monoxide is often referred to by injury solicitors and industry experts as the silent killer; but why?

    You don’t actually need an accident specialist in St Pierre du Boi We asked one of our injury solicitors to give us some more information.

    Why is it called the “silent killer”?

    Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the “silent killer” because it is just that.  You can’t see it.  You can’t taste it.  You can’t smell it.  Therefore. it is virtually impossible to know it is there.  Equally, it is exceptionally lethal.  It only takes approximately 5 percent saturation in a room to cause unconsciousness, which ultimately leads to death.

    How is carbon monoxide produced?

    Carbon monoxide is produced as a result of faulty gas appliances and the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels.

    What are the most common source of carbon monoxide in the home?

    As carbon monoxide is produced as a result of faulty gas appliances there are many areas it can emit from, within the home.  The most common are usually gas fires, central heating systems and boilers.

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    What are the symptoms that people should look out for?

    If you think there is any chance you might have been exposed to carbon monoxide you can look out for the following symptoms:

    • Headaches
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Breathlessness
    • Collapsing

    Unfortunately, symptoms of severe carbon monoxide poisoning are often confused with food poisoning, which can lead to late detection.

    Who is most at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning?

    Carbon monoxide poisoning is indiscriminate, and ultimately everyone and anyone can be affected by this gas, including pets.  Of course, young children and the elderly are at particular risk.

    How can you see if your house is displaying signs of carbon monoxide?

    Although carbon monoxide itself is virtually impossible to detect with specialist equipment, there are certain signs that you can look out for.  Accident specialists in St Pierre du Boi know that if your pilot light on your boiler frequently blows out, that you suddenly have more condensation in your house than you would normally expect for the weather or time of year, or your appliances have an unusual staining, it is worth getting them checked out.

    What can people do to protect themselves from having to use accident specialists in St Pierre du Boi?

    A few simple steps could mean the difference between life and death when it comes to carbon monoxide.  You can invest in a simple carbon monoxide alarm of detector which, like a smoke detector, will alert you to the presence of carbon monoxide.

    Experts also suggest it would be a good idea to ensure that all gas appliances in your home are checked and tested on an at least annual basis.  If you live in rented accommodation it is your landlord’s responsibility to ensure this testing is done. If you own your own home you should ensure it gets done.

    Get in touch with us

    As mentioned earlier, there really is no need to hire a local accident specialist in St Pierre du Boi to get a carbon monoxide poisoning compensation claim started. Our team of expert solicitors can settle the vast majority of cases over the phone without the necessity of a court appearance. To speak to an advisor from Accident Advice Helpline about your claim, simply get in touch today. Advisors are available if you freephone 0800 689 0500 using your landline. If you are using your mobile to call us, dial 0333 500 0993 instead.

    Date Published: 26th January 2014

    Author: David Brown