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Hi. What level of carbon monoxide poisoning do you have to

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Hi. What level of carbon monoxide poisoning do you have to have on the CO scale to make a claim. Mine was 2.7
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi. Yes. This is a tenant landlord matter. Tenant claims to have carbon monoxide poisoning and has a report that says his co level is 2.7. What level would it have to be to make a successful claim ?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Has the toxicologist confirmed whether this will have any lasting effect on your health?
How did this happen?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Jo...Sorry for confusion. Iam the landlord. I have seen the tenants report and it does not say anything re long lasting affects. He says it came from the gas fire but the plummer says the fire is clean

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
If you follow this link,

http://www.carbon-monoxide-survivor.com/carbon-monoxide-levels-in-the-body.html

You will see that a level of 2.5% is the level at which it can start to affect health although you will also see that much higher levels can be caused by smoking and living in an industrial area.

It is not the level of the carbon monoxide that is the problem but whether any long term injury has happened as a result of this.

Just because a person may have been exposed to carbon monoxide does not necessarily mean that they have been injured by it.

If they want to bring a claim for personal injury, they are going to need a medical report which says that they have suffered injury from the exposure. Just because the level happens to be high in their bloodstream is not sufficient to bring an injury claim.

If they suffer shortness of breath/difficulty breathing and dizzy spells even in the short term, then they may have a claim and it might be worthwhile their ringing around are few solicitors to see if they can find one who would take this on, on a no win no fee basis.

However toxicology claims are extremely specialised and the person may need to ring around a few firms before they get one that will even look at it. Without a medical report to say that there is an injury, either short-term or long-term, they have no claim.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo
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