Our Industrial Disease Solicitors specialise in dealing with work related cancer claims.
We offer free legal advice for victims or family members, we may be able to visit you at home (in England or Wales) and deal with the claim on a No Win, No Fee basis - ask us for details.
We have the strength and depth of expertise to ensure that your case gets the attention to detail it deserves.
That’s complemented by an open, accessible and friendly approach, where we put the needs of our clients first every step of the way.
Our close links with Trade Unions mean we have a deep understanding of the challenges that workers face.
So we’re truly committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
More about Work Related Cancer Claims
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and suspect it’s work related, you will need to prove that your employer negligently exposed you to a known carcinogen, such as:
- Leather Dust
- Rubber production
- UV Radiation
- Vinyl Chloride
- Wood Dust
If the particular substance you came into contact with isn’t listed here, don’t worry.
Medical knowledge in occupational cancer is increasing all the time, so you’ve got nothing to lose by seeking an expert legal opinion on the possibility of making a claim.
Rehabilitation and other Support
If we can take on your case, we’ll carry out thorough investigations to find out who is liable, so we can work to secure the compensation and rehabilitation support you need.
We’ll find out if you need any further treatment or rehabilitation by obtaining a medical report from a specialist medical practitioner. Our Solicitors can arrange this for you.
The cost of any rehabilitation or extra treatment you may need will be factored into our valuation of your claim.
Frequently asked questions
- What funding is available?
We may be able to handle your case on a No Win, No Fee basis, or your trade union may cover any fees if they referred you to us.
- Is there a time limit for making a claim?
Proceedings must be issued within three years of the date when you first became aware that you were unwell and that your job was probably responsible.
If you’re bringing a claim on behalf of a relative who has passed away, it must be brought within three years of the day they died.
- What are the most common work-related cancers?
- Lung Cancer - Most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos fibres, but can also be caused by carcinogenic chemicals such as cadmium and from the rubber industry.
- Bladder Cancer - Can be caused by exposure to aromatic amines used in dyes and pigments, in rubber preparation and from exposure to benzidine.
- Throat/Laryngeal Cancer - Can sometimes be linked to exposure to acid mists.
- Nasal/sinus Cancer - Often associated with exposure to leather and wood dust.
- Liver Cancer - people exposed to vinyl chloride can be at risk.
- Skin Cancer - Usually associated with exposure to mineral oils (eg: Metal workers and printing industries) and coal-tar pitch/distillation.
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