According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2017, 59 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning in England and Wales.
Our claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one have been poisoned by carbon monoxide due to someone else's negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee carbon monoxide poisoning claims solicitors
Most of our carbon monoxide poisoning cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Carbon monoxide poisoning claim explained
Carbon monoxide poisoning is often fatal because the symptoms are usually subtle. Common symptoms include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
Often, the victim loses consciousness and cannot escape the fatal consequences. In other cases, the victim is asleep and does not even realise there are rising carbon monoxide level which may be fatal.
Most common causes and types of carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is usually caused by inhaling combusted fumes. It can have different causes, including:
- Malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances such as
- Gas stove
- Gas boilers
- Car exhaust pipes
- Car exhaust pipes Using fuel-burning appliances in unventilated areas, e.g. indoors
- Blocked flues
- Exposure to methylene chloride, found in paint and other solvents
Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause the following illnesses:
What can I claim for?
If you or a loved one is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Treatment and medication
Who is responsible for my carbon monoxide poisoning?
It completely depends on the nature of your accident:
- Landlords or letting agencies: where they failed to maintain and check the appliances and/or failed to install carbon monoxide detectors.
- Chimney sweeper: where he failed to maintain your flue properly.
- Manufacturer: where their products or instructions did not meet the safety standards.
- Plumbers and gas engineers: where they failed to maintain your boiler properly.
- Employer: where he didn't provide you with the appropriate PPE.
Can I claim on behalf of a loved one?
Losing a loved one is one of the worst things that can happen and we want you to take time to grieve. However, if this loss has left you in a difficult financial position, seeking rightful compensation may be a necessity and if the accident was caused due to someone else's action, you may want to consider claiming for compensation.
We have the understanding and the experience to handle any claim with the utmost sensitivity. If someone else's actions or negligence were even partly to blame for your loss, please get in touch with us once you feel comfortable to do so.
How do I prove carbon monoxide poisoning?
Carbon monoxide poisoning is difficult to prove because the symptoms can be easily missed. If you think you have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, contact us: we work with toxicologists, neurologists and liability engineers to prove carbon monoxide poisoning and establish its causes.
How much can I claim for a carbon monoxide poisoning claim?
It completely depends on the seriousness of your illness and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.