Whirlwind Mark 10 Helicopter Fumes Linked to Cancer
RAF personnel and helicopter crew who worked on Whirlwind Mark 10 helicopters may have been exposed to toxic exhaust fumes which could have increased their risk of developing cancer. Learn More
Many RAF personnel could be at risk of developing cancer after being exposed to exhaust fumes from the Sea King helicopter.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) was aware that the fumes produced by the helicopter were potentially harmful, but service personnel weren’t told and, as a result, were unwittingly exposed to toxic fumes regularly.
Several service personnel have been diagnosed with various types of cancer, including multiple myeloma, throat cancer and testicular cancer, and some have since successfully claimed compensation from the MoD.
It appears the MoD were fully aware of the risks posed by Sea King helicopters some time ago, so it’s extremely disappointing that service personnel find themselves in this position.
We’re already representing individuals in Sea King compensation claims against the MoD, and fully understand the anger and disappointment they’re feeling right now.
If you were diagnosed with cancer after working with Sea King helicopters during your time in the RAF, please contact our expert Military Claims Solicitors for a free claims assessment.
We’ll be happy to discuss your situation with you and can let you know straight away if you could claim compensation. Ask us if we can handle your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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