Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims
Carbon monoxide or CO is a dangerous gas which can be produced when incomplete combustion of fuels such as oil, wood, gas and coal take place. Carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless and for this reason, it is not possible to know of its presence in the atmosphere.
Carbon monoxide can be found in mines, garages and industrial areas. It can also be found in homes and offices where defective boilers are used. Carbon monoxide does not cause direct harm. They can only be harmful when they are inhaled into the lung which is known as carbon monoxide poisoning.
When carbon monoxide is inhaled, they make their way into the bloodstream and prevent blood from carrying oxygen. When there is no oxygen in the blood, the tissues and cells start to die. The presence of carbon monoxide in the bloodstream can also cause damage to the blood vessels, damage to the nerves, loss of consciousness, swelling in the brain and even death.
If you have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at work, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
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If your employer has failed to conduct risk assessments or take adequate measures to minimise the risk of CO poisoning and if you have suffered as a result of your employer’s negligence, feel free to contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.
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