If you have been affected by skin cancer through over exposure in the workplace then you may be eligible to claim compensation. EAD Solicitors have nearly 40 years of experience dealing with Industrial Disease claims and can guide you step-by-step through the process.
What is Skin Cancer
Skin cancer claims can occur when people are regularly exposed the harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Skin cancer is also medically known as skin neoplasm. And like other forms of cancer, there are different causes that contribute to its development and progress with various levels of malignancy. This type of cancer fosters on the epidermis, the outer and most visible layer of the skin.
Work Related Skin Cancer
Outdoor occupations including agriculture, construction, delivery services, police and traffic enforcers, lifeguards, vehicle drivers and others are at high risk to developing skin cancer. Aside from exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, a working environment exposed to chemicals and industrial materials such as coal tar, arsenic, paraffin wax, motor oils, soot, creosols, petroleum derivatives, and asphalt and ionizing or non-ionizing radiation can also contribute to obtaining the disease. In the event of acquiring skin cancer because of your present occupations with risks to the above mentioned factors, workers and employees are eligible to make a skin cancer claim for compensation.
Types of Skin Cancer
There are three basic types of cancer that can qualify for cancer of the skin claim: Melanoma is the most fatal form of this type. It is responsible for 75% of deaths that are attributed to skin cancer; this is despite of it being a less common type of cancer. Basal cell carcinoma is a very common type of skin cancer and its victims are usually light-skinned patients and those with skin cancer in their family’s medical history.
Pursue your Claim Today
Whatever your industrial disease claim, at EAD you can be sure you will receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. As well as compensation for your pain and suffering, industrial disease claims can also include compensation for miscellaneous losses and expenses incurred as a result of your condition.
Begin your claim today by completing our claim form, or for more information about making a skin cancer compensation claim contact us directly on 0151 735 1000 and speak to one of our Liverpool solicitors
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