Accidents at work

Carbon Monoxide

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Produced by the incomplete burning of fuels such as coal, gas, oil and wood, carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas.  Carbon monoxide is both odourless and colourless hence it being known as the silent killer.  It is found often in industrial areas, garages, and mines, but it can also be found in the home resulting from a defective gas fires or at work from a faulty boiler heating the office. 

Carbon Monoxide on the Body

When a person inhales carbon monoxide into their lungs they can develop carbon monoxide poisoning, the gas is breathed in and travels to the blood stream and prevents blood from carrying oxygen around your body which will cause your cells and tissues to die as they need oxygen to survive.  Having the gas in your bloodstream also damages your blood vessels which can cause swelling to the brain, nerve damage and even death. 

We can help…

If you suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning you may have a claim if it is attributable to the negligence of another person or company call the PM Law Industrial Disease team on 0114 296 5444 or submit your details on the query form on this page and one of our legal consultants will contact you at a convenient time.