Workers and families who are affected by occupational skin cancer may now be able to make skin cancer claims. If you or a family member has suffered illness from skin cancer, which is linked to a current or previous occupation or profession, you could make a compensation claim.
Employers have a duty of care to ensure that their workers are not harmed or injured whilst in work, and some individuals in certain professions have been linked with an increase in skin cancer that’s caused by substance exposure and sunlight.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with skin cancer and you suspect a work-based link, contact us for a free, no obligation discussion about your claim. Our solicitors are leading the way in representing individuals who believe their skin cancer started at work.
Occupational skin cancer - harmful substances
A common cause of work related skin cancer is unsafe exposure to harmful chemicals, by-products and radiation, which can result in skin cancer. Even if a substance or by-product is not listed below but you believe it caused your condition we may still be able to help:
- Coal tar;
- Cutting oils;
- Ionising radiation;
- Non-ionising radiation;
- Paraffin wax;
- Petroleum derivatives;
- Pitch; and/or