Occupational Lung Cancer Compensation Claim in Stamford
Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with lung cancer? Do you suspect your lung cancer diagnosis could be connected to your occupation? Since many cancers develop decades after the initial exposure to a carcinogen, you may not think your lung cancer is work related. If you are a smoker, you may even put your lung cancer down to smoking, and while it’s true that the majority of lung cancers are caused by smoking, there are also other factors, for example, exposure to carcinogens in the workplace, that may have caused your lung cancer.
Is Occupational Lung Cancer common?
According the Health and Safety Executive, there were 4,745 work-related lung cancer deaths in 2011. In fact, lung cancer and mesothelioma (a type of cancer that affects the lungs) are responsible for over half of all occupational cancer diagnosis. They are also responsible for around 4 out of 5 occupational cancer deaths. If you used to work in a job where you were exposed to carcinogens, there is a strong possibility that your job contributed to you developing lung cancer. If this is the case, it’s crucial that you make a compensation claim in Stamford.
What causes Occupational lung cancer?
There are many types of work-related cancers; the most common are lung, mesothelioma and bladder cancer. The type of cancer you develop depends on what carcinogens you were exposed to. Exposure to asbestos fibres is the biggest cause of work-related lung cancer. Other causes of lung cancer may include exposure to the following:
- Mineral oils
- Diesel engine exhaust fumes
- Silica, used in glass making
- Saw dust and wood dust
- Radon gas.
If you have worked in an occupation that exposed you to carcinogens and you have a diagnosis of lung cancer, please do not ignore the fact that your profession may be responsible for you developing lung cancer. It’s essential to stand up and claim what is rightfully yours and help create a better work environment of the future.
Compensation for lung cancer
If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with occupational lung cancer, Accident Advice Helpline want to make sure you receive the compensation due to you. Our team of experienced legal advisors and dedicated specialist lawyers understand the distress this disease causes, and we promise to handle your claim with the utmost care and attention it deserves.
If you are aware of a connection between your lung cancer diagnosis and your past or current employment, or even if you suspect a connection, please get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. One quick call to a friendly legal adviser is all it takes to find out if you have grounds for an occupational lung cancer compensation claim in Stamford.
Phone us today on 0800 689 0500 to start your compensation claim in Stamford, and let us make certain that you and your family receive the maximum compensation due to you.
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Date Published: 4th September 2013