Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), accidental carbon monoxide poisoning kills around 40 people in the UK every year. Further to this, the Department of Health estimates 4,000 people are treated for the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning every year just in England, with 200 of them requiring a stay in a hospital.
If you, or someone you care for, has been poisoned by carbon monoxide due to accident or negligence, contact The Compensation Experts. Our knowledgeable advisors can determine whether you are blameless and can put you in touch with one of a select team of personal injury solicitors who will be able to help you claim compensation.
What is a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claim?
Carbon monoxide is an odourless, tasteless, gaseous byproduct of the burning of fossil fuels including oil and petroleum, wood, and natural gas. It is found in industrial and automotive settings, but can also occur at home due to a defective boiler. Carbon monoxide prevents red blood cells from carrying oxygen around the body, which leads to tissues and cells dying.
As well as being potentially lethal, side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness and confusion
- A headache and muscular aches, as if suffering from flu though without the fever
- Difficulty breathing
- Acidosis, which is excessively high blood acidity
Carbon monoxide poisoning compensation claims can be made after being poisoned at home, rental property, or work, or while on holiday. For instance:
- A domestic boiler which has been incorrectly fitted, even if the person who installed it has the correct qualifications
- A holiday cottage with a faulty boiler and no carbon monoxide alarm to alert guests of danger
- In garages or places where car engines are running, and there is inadequate ventilation
- Anywhere with insufficient or faulty monitoring equipment, including carbon monoxide detectors
Claiming Compensation for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
If you are unfortunate enough to be affected by carbon monoxide poisoning then get in touch with The Compensation Experts. Our advisors will talk to you about your particular circumstances to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim. If so, they will refer you to one of the personal injury solicitors we work with, taking care to match you with the lawyer who will best suit your needs.
The amount of compensation you receive and the time it takes to process your claim is dependent on the extent of how your injury has affected you. The clearer liability is, the faster your application will proceed, and we will do all we can to obtain an acceptable payment without you having to go to court.
The Compensation Experts have experience in all areas of personal injury claims. We work with lawyers who clearly understand the law and how to best make it work for your benefit, who will keep you informed every step of the way without using confusing jargon, and who respect the ordeal you have already been through.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert carbon monoxide poisoning claim solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.