Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims2023-08-24T12:48:25+01:00

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims Solicitors

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims Solicitors

Have you been exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning through no fault of your own? Our solicitors can help you make a carbon monoxide poisoning claim, to secure the payout you deserve.

  • Experienced personal injury solicitors in Northern Ireland
  • Successfully pursuing similar claims since 1993
  • Expert legal support from your solicitor at every stage
  • Simple, hassle-free claims process
  • Totally free, no-obligation initial legal advice

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims, Northern Ireland

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous, toxic and potentially deadly gas released when oil, gas and other fossil fuels are burnt. Carbon monoxide poisoning is often caused by appliances that are faulty or are poorly installed, maintained or ventilated.

Breathing in this odourless, tasteless and invisible gas causes carbon monoxide poisoning, which can cause serious short-term and long-term health problems. If you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide due to someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to make a carbon monoxide compensation claim.

The nature of your carbon monoxide claim will depend on the circumstances in which you were poisoned.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At Work

Many cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in Northern Ireland happen at work, particularly in workplaces with appliances that are powered by fossil fuels. Your employer has a duty of care to protect you from dangerous working conditions, which includes following health and safety laws around servicing machinery. If they failed to protect you from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, you’re eligible to make a claim.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At Home

Carbon monoxide poisoning can also happen at home, where the cause is usually faulty or poorly maintained heating appliances or gas leaks. Landlords and the owners of rental accommodation have a legal duty to provide gas safety certificates and ensure appliances are regularly tested. Appliance manufacturers and energy suppliers also have a duty of care to ensure their products and supplies are safe. If someone failed in their duty of care to you, you can make a claim.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claim Eligibility

Carbon monoxide poisoning is usually the result of somebody else’s negligence. If you’ve been poisoned by carbon monoxide, you’re entitled to make a claim.

Claiming for Yourself – Did you suffer carbon monoxide poisoning because of negligence by a landlord, employer, energy supplier or appliance manufacturer? If so, you’re entitled to claim compensation.

Claiming on Behalf of Someone Else – Was a loved one exposed to carbon monoxide through no fault of their own? If they are aged under 18 or don’t have the mental capacity to make their own claim, you can claim for them.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claim Process

We understand that carbon monoxide poisoning was an unwanted disruption to your life. That’s why we’ve made our claims process simple and straightforward, with all the support you need at every stage.

Step 1: Contact Reid Black
To get the ball rolling, get in touch. One of our experienced solicitors will offer free initial legal advice on your claim.

Step 2: Gathering Information
We’ll then gather evidence to support your claim. This could be medical reports, gas safety certificates, faulty appliances — anything that helps to prove you were poisoned due to the at-fault party’s negligence.

Step 3: Medical Assessment
Next, we’ll arrange for you to be assessed by an independent medical professional. Carbon monoxide poisoning can have a long-term impact on your health so we need to make sure nothing has been overlooked.

Step 4: Compensation Negotiations
We then negotiate with the negligent party’s insurer to secure the maximum compensation amount to which you’re entitled.

Step 5: Compensation Payout
We’ll oversee the payout process, making sure that your compensation reaches you promptly.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claim Time Limits

You usually have three years from the date you became ill to make a carbon monoxide poisoning claim in Northern Ireland. Exceptions to the usual time limits include:

  • If you were under 18 at the time of the poisoning, you can claim up to your 21st birthday
  • If you or the person you’re claiming on behalf of does not have the mental capacity to make a claim, there are no time limits.
  • If the carbon monoxide leak or evidence of negligence only becomes apparent later, you have three years from the date you received the relevant information in which to claim.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Compensation – How Much Is My Claim Worth?

If you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide, it’s important you get the financial compensation you deserve to help you deal with the impact of carbon monoxide poisoning on your life. The money you receive — which will be split into general damages and special damages — can help you with any treatment or care you need.

General Damages Compensation

General damages compensation is the money you receive because of the pain and suffering you experienced due to carbon monoxide poisoning. It also reflects any impact on your quality of life.

The level of general damages you receive will depend on the severity of the poisoning. Below are some guideline general damages compensation amounts for typical carbon monoxide poisoning claims. They are approximate and do not include special damages.

Brain Damage:
Minor: £40,000 – £90,000
Moderate: £45,000 – £460,000
Moderately severe: £250,000 – £550,000
Very severe: £360,000 – £670,000

Severe Toxicosis:
£38,430 — £52,500

Special Damages Compensation

You will also be entitled to special damages compensation. This is compensation for the financial impact of the carbon monoxide poisoning. It will cover things like loss of earnings, making changes to your home, medical expenses and care costs.

Why Choose Reid Black?

With vast experience of securing successful outcomes to similar claims since 1993, we’re perfectly placed to pursue carbon monoxide poisoning claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland. We’ll handle everything, offering expert legal advice and unwavering support every step of the way.

Our Specialist Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claim Solicitors

Our Specialist Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claim Solicitors

Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Peter Lynch of Reid Black Solicitors is one of Northern Ireland’s Leading Road Traffic Accident Experts.
  • He will act for you solely and does not accept referrals from insurers or Accident Management companies thus ensuring we have your interests first.
  • Have an initial no-cost chat about any Road Traffic Accident to see if you have a case.
  • He acts in Car Accidents, Cycling & Motorbike Accidents and Pedestrian Accident Claims.
  • Peter will be able to Fast track your claim to get you the compensation you deserve.
Libby Smyth
Libby Smyth
20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Libby Smyth is one Northern Ireland’s leading Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury Solicitors.
  • She will handle your Road Traffic Accident Claim effectively and efficiently, keeping your best interests as her prime concern.
  • Specialist in all types of personal injury claims, with a focus on Road Traffic Injury Claims.
  • Libby can expedite your injury claim to ensure you get your compensation as fast as possible.
  • If you’ve been injured as a result of a Road Traffic Accident, contact Libby today for free initial chat to see if you’re eligible for a claim.
Eilis McQuillan
Eilis McQuillan
14 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Elis McQuillan has extensive experience dealing with Road Traffic Accident Claims in Northern Ireland.
  • She will prioritise your interest’s first and act solely on your behalf.
  • Specialist in all types of Road Traffic Accident Claims and Litigation, including Car Accidents, Cycling Accidents and Motorbike Accidents.
  • Ellis can Fast Track your Road Traffic Accident Claim, so you get your compensation as soon as possible.
  • Contact Ellis today for a free initial consultation to determine if you’re entitled to a Road Traffic Accident Claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

The more evidence you have available, the stronger your claim will be. This could include medical reports, gas safety certificates, faulty appliances and photos or footage from the scene of the leak.
We’re able to settle most carbon monoxide poisoning claims without going to court. But we always keep the option of going to court open if the negligent party’s insurance company doesn’t accept liability or isn’t offering the amount of compensation you deserve.
A straightforward carbon monoxide poisoning claim can be settled in as little as six months. If the negligent party doesn’t accept responsibility or you’ve suffered very serious injuries, it could take much longer. If that’s the case, we will seek an interim payment so you don’t suffer financially while the claim is being settled.
Yes, since April 2022 landlords have been required to install carbon monoxide alarms in their rental properties, and to keep them in good working order.
That will depend on the circumstances. If your landlord was failing in their duty of care to you — such as by not renewing a gas safety certificate annually — you will still be able to claim. If the poisoning was caused by a problem they could not have been expected to know about and fix, you might not be able to claim. Please get in touch to discuss the specifics of your claim.

Yes, if your loved one’s death from carbon monoxide poisoning was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can make a claim and seek justice on their behalf. We will support you in every way possible during what we know is an incredibly difficult time.

Let’s start your carbon monoxide poisoning compensation claim

We’re here to provide the support you need to claim the compensation that’s rightfully yours. Get in touch today for free, no-obligation legal advice on your carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

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