No matter where you are there is the potential for you to be affected by carbon monoxide poisoning if you are near gas appliances.
Carbon monoxide is the by product of an incomplete combustion process of fossil fuels. This means that if an appliance has been installed incorrectly, or the conditions within the environment are not safe, or there is a fault with the appliance itself, there is the chance that carbon monoxide will be released into the atmosphere. If this occurs then there is a significant risk of people within the immediate area becoming victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you have been affected by carbon monoxide why don’t you contact our injury solicitors in St. Austell to find out if you could be entitled to make a claim.
Injury solicitors in St. Austell
Accident Advice Helpline injury solicitors in St. Austell are on hand to answer any questions you might have about making a claim for compensation.
You can make a claim if you have been injured, or suffered harm in some way (for example as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning) if the incident itself:
- Occurred within the last three years
- Was someone else’s fault
The reason why our injury solicitors in St. Austell need to know that the accident occurred within the last three years is because there are strict time limits in place as to how long you have to make a claim for compensation.
In the majority of cases this time limit is three years. Times can be extended if certain conditions exist, so speak to one of our injury solicitors in St. Austell to find out more about this if you are concerned that your deadline might have expired already.
In order for our injury solicitors to help you make a claim we need to know who we are making a claim against. You would be making a claim for compensation against the person that you think is responsible for your accident or injuries.
In the case of carbon monoxide poisoning there are a number of different possibilities.
Our injury solicitors have helped people make claims against manufacturers of boilers and ovens, for example, for selling an appliance that was fundamentally faulty. We have made claims against landlords who did not arrange for suitable testing to be completed on the gas appliances they kept within rented accommodation. We have also made claims against engineers and other tradespeople for failing to install gas appliances properly, including employers who have not provided staff members with the correct training or personal protection equipment when working with gas appliances or carbon monoxide.
To find out how much your claim might be worth you can either speak directly to one of our injury solicitors by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can save time and take our 30-second test.
Remember, we will be with you every step of the way, so don’t delay.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown