Claiming Compensation for Cancer

As one of the most crippling diseases in society, cancer claims the lives of millions of people around the world each year. As there is not yet a cure for cancer it is the deadliest disease in the world and although technology is being developed to help slow the growth of cancerous cells, the fact remains that contracting cancer can be one of the most difficult and challenging parts of anyone’s life.

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Cancer is incredibly expensive to treat as it requires a great deal of admission to hospital in addition to expensive chemotherapy treatments and usually a number of trips to the surgery room, so if you contracted cancer through no fault of your own then you may be eligible to claim compensation for your treatment.

What is cancer?

Cancer occurs when a number of the body’s cells start to grow out of control. These cells then mutate and become “bad cells” which begin to damage organs throughout the body and put a stress on the body’s general functions. Over time these bad cells spread to different parts of the body slowly destroying the good cells and shutting down organs in the process.

Because cancer is a disease of the cells it is as of yet untreatable, however, there are many medical solutions available that can help to stop the spread of cancer and potentially even remove it from the body. Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments undertaken by cancer sufferers and this works to destroy any of the so-called bad cells that are present within the body, allowing the good cells to regrow and fight away any disease.

How can I contract cancer from a third party?

Although many cancers are hereditary there can be factors that put you at risk of contracting the disease and these include:

  • Second hand smoke – standing near or living with a smoker can greatly increase your chances of developing certain types of cancer including lung and throat cancers.
  • Radiation – if you work in or around radiation or you are subjected to a dose higher than regular levels it can cause you to contract a wide range of cancers
  • Inhalation of asbestos – if you are working in or around asbestos or are subjected to it through a building site or public area this can greatly increase your chances of contracting cancer.

How can I claim?

If you have contracted cancer through one of the methods above then chances are that you may not be responsible for your illness. If you are suffering due to the fault or negligence of another person then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation to cover your medical expenses in addition to any loss of income that you may have incurred.

The Manners Pimblett team can work with you to identify where you may be able to make a claim and help to put the money back into your pocket. So what are you waiting for? Call us today on 0845 077 0772. 

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