Have You Suffered Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

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Carbon Monoxide Claims

Carbon monoxide can be a very deadly substance. Too much exposure can cause brain damage and sadly even death. If you or a family member has been affected due to the negligence of your employer, then it is possible you could make a compensation claim for carbon monoxide exposure.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.

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The Impact of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide claims predominantly originate from exposure in the workplace. However, there are also instances where you can be exposed to the deadly gas in the home.

Your employer has a duty of care to protect you from the risk of being exposed to harmful substances under Health and Safety legislation. In particular, there are rules relating to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) which attempt to keep employees safe from certain scenarios like carbon monoxide exposure. For example, your employer will have to provide proper ventilation for workers who may have come into contact with carbon monoxide. 

Employers also have to ensure that risk assessments are carried out routinely as well as providing personal protective equipment such as masks where necessary. There are many other steps that employers should take to ensure safety. If your employer has not managed to fulfil or abide by any of the regulations pertaining to health and safety, then you may be able to make a claim if this negligence has resulted in you suffering an injury. 

If the exposure has happened outside of work, such as in a hotel, then your claim is just as valid. If you use facilities or public places, the operators of those areas also have a duty of care to ensure your safety while you are on the premises. 

Amount of Compensation

Compensation amounts are decided upon by assessing the amount of pain and suffering that an injury has caused you, which is usually understood through assessing your individual circumstances and receiving a medical examination. Compensation also takes into account a loss of amenity/loss of ability to function. For example, if your injuries have meant that you are unable to complete certain tasks as you normally would before, then compensation may be able to account for this. Similarly, compensation can also financial losses associated with your injuries.

If you have been unable to work, which has caused a loss in income, or if you have had to pay for treatment, then it may be possible to get these costs back through compensation. It is harder to give estimates for poisoning or exposure to chemical cases without first reviewing the case. Therefore, it is better to speak directly to us if you would like to find out how much compensation you are likely to be owed.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have been exposed to carbon monoxide, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. 

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.