Family to seek carbon monoxide poisoning damages?

Personal injury compensation claims could be pursued by a family after it emerged they had been put at risk of contracting carbon monoxide poisoning.

Lee Hampshire, trading as LH Heating and Plumbing, falsely claimed to be on the Gas Safe register prior to installing a new boiler at a domestic property in North Wales in August 2009.

An investigation conducted into this incident revealed he made numerous mistakes when conducting this work, including one that could be classed as "immediately dangerous" to the house's inhabitants.

During a case heard at Chester Crown Court, Mr Hampshire admitted breaching both the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and has now been sentenced to eight months in prison.

This comes after it emerged that several tenants of a home in Croydon may decide to seek damages from their landlord due to the fact they had to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Posted by Emily SwansonADNFCR-1500-ID-801260358-ADNFCR

10/01/2012 15:42