If you’re concerned about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning (CO), and you’re searching for injury claim solicitors in Ludgershall, you’re likely to come across AAH’s name. It’s because we advertise and help people on a national level to obtain appropriate financial compensation for injuries they have suffered through no fault of their own.
CO poisoning – the silent killer
According to figures published on the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website, approximately 11 people per year die from CO poisoning. In many instances they’re people who’ve simply nodded off to sleep, never to wake up again. CO poisoning is a silent killer.
The landlord’s responsibility with regard to the maintenance of gas appliances
If you live in rented accommodation and you have gas appliances fitted, your landlord is responsible for keeping those appliances regularly checked and maintained. Furthermore, if you request it, your landlord must provide you with a copy of the maintenance record, showing that any appliances have been correctly maintained by a “Gas Safe registered” engineer. Should your landlord fail to comply with your request, advise the HSE.
Looking after your own best interests
Because of the insidious nature of CO poisoning, it’s recommended that anyone who has gas appliances fitted in their home should install an audible carbon monoxide alarm. Please note that in terms of rented accommodation this is neither the landlord’s responsibility nor duty. It is however in your own best interests, and if the device you install is a battery operated one, you should also perform regular checks to ensure that the battery is working.
Leave nothing to chance
It is important, once again in your own best interests, to ensure that you actually catch sight of the maintenance record confirming that gas appliances have been properly checked by a “Gas Safe registered”engineer. Your landlord is entitled to have an electronic copy of such documentation, but must on request, provide you with a copy. Never rely on hearsay evidence only. Insist on seeing a hard copy of the document and double check it is issued by a “Gas Safe registered” company. Remember that this is your life we’re talking about.
Whether using solicitors in Ludgershall or elsewhere, check out their areas of experience
Whether you decide to employ the services of solicitors in Ludgershall or the online services of a national injury claim solicitor, like AAH, it’s always a good idea to ensure that your chosen solicitor is fully au-fait with CO poisoning personal injury. You can either ask them the question directly, or check out the company’s website.
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Date Published: 2nd May 2014