Compensation for Work Related Cancer

Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases that a person can suffer from, and with many types of cancer having a generally low survival rate, developing cancer in a work environment can have serious consequences. If you are working in an environment where you risk contracting cancer then chances are there are a large number of rules and regulations in place to protect your safety and these need to be followed stringently by your employer.

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If you feel that you have been subjected to work related cancer through the negligence of your employer then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim to cover any medical costs that you have incurred as well as loss of income or any further rehabilitation that you need. 

Where could I receive Work Related Cancer?

When it comes to work related cancer there are a number of different cancers that you could receive depending on your given environment and these include:

  • Lung cancers – originating mainly from asbestos and other harmful fibres in the atmosphere which are breathed in while working around dangerous materials
  • Skin cancers – which you may attain as the result of your skin coming into contact with harsh materials or chemicals
  • Bladder cancer – can originate as the result of the ingestion of harmful chemicals or materials while at work. 

What symptoms could I receive?

Any type of cancer can lead to a range of symptoms and some of these can include:

  • Skin lacerations, rashes and damage
  • Internal organ failure
  • Internal bleeding
  • Brain injuries
  • Death. 

What could I claim for?

When it comes to making a compensation claim you can claim a whole number of costs in addition to any medical expenses that you incur as a result of negligence on the behalf of your employer. If you are unable to work as a result then you may be able to claim for a loss of income or a payout if you are permanently unable to return to work. In addition you could be eligible to claim for any further rehabilitation that you may require as a result. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation the team at Manners Pimblett are industry experts and can help you with your claim every step of the way. Our team will work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to and will deal with your case in a professional, yet personal manner.

For more information or to start your claim contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

 

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