Carbon monoxide is a poisonous and dangerous gas that is very difficult to detect. It has no colour, no smell, and no taste which means that without carbon monoxide testers or kits it can often be too late before a person realises they are being subjected to this gas. Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur in the home or at work and if it occurs as a result of faulty products or somebody else’s negligence then it may be possible for you to claim compensation for the damage caused. Stockslegal is an experienced and professional personal injury firm that can help process your claim.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms
The symptoms that you suffer will depend on the amount of carbon monoxide that you have inhaled. A shortness of breath, nausea, and dizziness are among some of the minor symptoms. Greater exposure to carbon monoxide may result in vomiting, abdominal pain, tiredness, and confusion. If the patient is not removed from the source of the poisoning or the leak not stopped then it can prove fatal if too much of the gas is inhaled.
Risks At Home
Coal, gas, oil, and wood produce carbon monoxide as a by-product of the burning process. It is especially important that you have gas powered items in the home, such as the central heating system or the boiler, fitted by gas registered professional engineers. They will ensure that the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is removed and by having these items regularly serviced and checked you can ensure that you continue to enjoy a carbon monoxide environment at home.
Risks At Work
Similar dangers exist in the workplace too. It is more common for carbon monoxide poisoning to occur in an industrial setting but if your office is heated by gas heating then there is the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if the heating system is not properly maintained. Your employer has a legal obligation to ensure that you are kept safe when you are at work and this includes ensuring that you are safe from the perils of carbon monoxide exposure. If you need to work in an environment when carbon monoxide is present you should be provided with adequate training and suitable protective equipment to ensure your safety.
Negligence And Compensation
If you rent accommodation from a private landlord or from a housing association and they have not had the appliances checked routinely, or if your employer is negligent by not providing you with all of the necessities to protect you then you may have grounds to claim compensation. Carbon monoxide poisoning can prove very dangerous, and even deadly, and you should take the time following an accident like this to get better properly rather than feeling the need to rush back to work.
Stockslegal Carbon Monoxide Claims
Stockslegal is an experienced personal injury firm. We specialise in dealing with all personal injury cases and can progress with your claim for compensation if you have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning and somebody else is at fault for your exposure to this dangerous gas.
Contact Stockslegal today on 0800 988 9055 and let us start helping you make your claim.
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