Ensuring you employ the services of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to service your gas appliances, could prevent you from having to raise an East Dorset no win no fee* accident claim for carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, however, there are a number of unscrupulous tradesmen around who either pretend to be gas safe registered, or who simply couldn’t care but offer their services anyway.
Tradesman carried out illegal gas work
The owners of three properties in Shepton Mallet, Midsummer Norton, and Paulton, discovered the man who’d worked on their gas boilers was not Gas Safe registered. In an investigation carried out by the HSE, it transpired the tradesman in question wasn’t legally competent to undertake gas work. He was not only unregistered, but unqualified too.
At the court hearing, it was discovered he had been convicted several years ago (2008) for similar offences. A sentence was passed on him to undertake 240 hours worth of unpaid community work. He was also fined the sum of £10,000 plus costs. He was extremely lucky nobody suffered any carbon monoxide poisoning incidents as a result of his work, even though it had been certified as being “immediately dangerous.”
Carbon monoxide poisoning – the silent killer
These types of incidents, (and there are many more, whereby tradesmen fraudulently pass themselves off as being Gas Safe registered), are very worrying. They could lead to either explosions, or people being poisoned by carbon monoxide (CO), the so-called silent killer.
CO poisoning is caused by appliances not burning their fuel properly. If this happens in an enclosed space, it can creep up on people, first making them tired, and then, if they nod off to sleep, they can either sustain brain damage, or unless awoken, can actually die.Open Claim Calculator
Launching an East Dorset no win no fee* accident claim via AAH
If you’ve been exposed to a carbon monoxide poisoning episode through no fault of your own, you can use the online services of Accident Advice Helpline to launch an East Dorset no win no fee* accident claim.
Before you do so, you might be interested to try and find out how much compensation could be coming your way. To do this, simply visit the AAH website and make use of our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. It’s very simple to use, costs nothing to do so, and will only take up about 30 seconds of your time.
AAH’s no win no fee* service
AAH have been offering a no win no fee* personal injury claim service since we first launched our company back in the year 2000. We have the backing of the one-time TV presenter and former people’s consumer champion, Esther Rantzen, who unreservedly recommends our services. To find out more about how we can help, you can either visit our website, or chat to a member of our customer support team via the toll-free 24/7 helpline service we provide. This service can be accessed from any landline by dialling 0800 180 4123, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.