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Occupational Cancer Claims

Your guide to claiming compensation for occupational cancers.

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Making an occupational cancer claim

There are more than 200 different types of cancer and Cancer Research UK estimates that 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Most cancers occur spontaneously but others may be caused by carcinogens (substances) through prolonged exposure in work. Carcinogens can be liquids, solids, gases or dusts, and may be swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Different carcinogens have different likelihoods of causing occupational cancer, based on what kind of work you did and what measures were in place to prevent your exposure to them.

The most common cancers where exposure to carcinogens may be to blame are:

Lung cancers are mainly associated with smoking or working with asbestos. However, such cancers can also be linked to certain carcinogenic chemicals, dust or radiation encountered at work.

Bladder cancer can be associated with chemicals, including those used in dye factories, rubber, gas works, plastics and other chemical industries. It can take up to 25 years from exposure to these chemicals for the bladder cancer to develop.

Nasal cancer may be caused by regular exposure to wood dust (particularly hardwood dust), glues, formaldehyde, solvents used in furniture and shoe production, nickel and chromium dust. There is also some evidence to link nasal cancer in women to exposure to fibres in textile factories.

Skin cancer can be caused by exposure to ionising and non-ionising radiation and certain chemicals in the workplace.

Where it is possible, known carcinogens must be removed from workplaces completely. If you have worked with a hazardous substance, your employer must undertake assessments under COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health), and you must have been provided with information about the hazards and risks.  You should have been trained and instructed on how to use these substances and what the control measures were.

If you've contracted one of these cancers and you think that exposure to carcinogens in work may have contributed to your condition, you should consult your GP and call us now so that we can advise you.

Our experienced occupational illness solicitors can advise and support you throughout your claim.  We can advise you about the benefits you are entitled to from the Department of Work and Pensions because of your illness. We can also access rehabilitation treatment for you so that the cost of this treatment and any necessary aids or equipment can be funded through your claims process.  Above all, our experts can help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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Our occupational illness solicitors have many years of experience working with victims of industrial disease. They understand how difficult it can be for you to make the decision to pursue a claim. 

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Our expert team will handle your case with the care, compassion and professionalism you not only deserve, but need, during this time.

Alison Saul, Director of Personal Injury leads our Personal Injury and Road Accident teams.  A fully qualified solicitor with over 15 years of experience and expertise, Alison is dedicated to achieving the highest levels of compensation for her clients as well as ensuring high quality client care.

Alison is assisted by her team managers, Philip Waters Lee Quinn, Jenna Hargreaves, and Kathryn Langton.  Philip, Lee, and Jenna lead legal teams focusing on Road Traffic Accident cases while Kathyrn leads our Personal Injury team. Together they have a wealth of experience in personal injury compensation.

Philip, a qualified solicitor, has over 18 years’ experience in personal injury compensation.  Having previously worked for a large insurance company, he has extensive insights in how to engage effectively with insurers to achieve the level of compensation our clients deserve. Philip deals with cases of high value, complex cases, and recently secured £1.6 million in compensation for one of his clients who suffered catastrophic injuries in a road accident.

Lee has over 15 years’ specialist experience in Personal Injury claims and also manages a wide variety of high value, complex cases. Lee has extensive experience of working with insurance companies, acting for both claimants and defendants, and so understands how to secure the highest levels of compensation for the victims of road traffic accidents.

Jenna is a qualified solicitor and has studied to become a barrister. Jenna leads the internal reviews of our case management processes to ensure excellent, efficient case handling and high levels of client satisfaction.

Kathryn, also a qualified solicitor, specialises in accidents at work, public liability and accidents abroad. Kathryn deals with a wide variety of cases, often including accidents that involve serious, complex injuries.

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There are many people injured in accidents each year through no fault of their own and the circumstances will be different in each instance. Our team has extensive experience of successfully managing a wide range of personal injury claims, so we can help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Director of Personal Injury

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10 simple steps to claim

Obtaining a full description of your accident
Obtaining your medical records
Contacting the company responsible for your accident
Arranging your medical assessment
Collating details of your financial loss
Negotiating the maximum settlement possibleProviding you with our valuation of your losses
Sending your valuation to the other party's insurer
Providing you with our valuation of your lossesNegotiating the maximum settlement possible
Issuing Court proceedings
Sending you your compensation payment