Occupational Skin Cancer

Occupational skin cancer includes any type of skin cancer that is caused by – or linked to – conditions in the workplace. If you believe that your skin cancer symptoms are linked to your past or present working conditions, you may be entitled skin cancer compensation. Contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.

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Occupational skin cancer claim time limit

We advise speaking to us as soon as you believe that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. Any cause for delay in beginning your occupational skin cancer ccompensation claim may be taken into account regarding your personal injury claim time limit. Even if you have since retired or changed career, we may be able to help. For further information, please see What is the personal injury claim time limit? or contact us today for instant answers and peace of mind.

Excellent service, helped whenever I needed it. I was frequently updated with the progress of my claim. Fantastic solicitors!

– Ryan M

Occupational skin cancer symptoms

There are three main types of diagnosis associated with skin cancer. In general, the primary symptom of all types of skin cancer is a discoloured lump that does not heal within 28 days. Depending on the type of skin cancer, the discoloured lump could appear to be darker or lighter than the surrounding skin.

Occupational skin cancer symptoms

  • Itchiness in an isolated area of the skin
  • Symptoms persist for a period of greater than 28 days
  • The affected area of skin is abnormally smooth, waxy, or scaly
  • The skin crusts over or bleeds for a period of more than four weeks
  • The affected skin is sore to the touch, or there is a loss of sensation in the area

Skin cancer claims – causes of occupational skin cancer

The World Health Organisation estimates that 19% of all cancers are caused by environmental factors. These factors include working conditions such as air pollution, exposure to UV radiation (sunlight), and exposure to carcinogens in the workplace.

Causes of occupational skin cancer

Regular exposure to many common workplace substances can lead to heightened risk of developing skin cancer, examples include:

  • Soot
  • Asphalt
  • Creosote
  • Coal and coal tar
  • Petroleum based fuels and chemicals

Who is at risk of developing skin cancer in the work place?

There are several established risk factors linked to the onset of skin cancer. You may be at increased risk of developing skin cancer due to conditions in the workplace if you recognise any of the following known risk factors:

  • Pale skin
  • A high mole count
  • Large number of freckles
  • Blue eyes, usually combined with fair hair
  • Skin that has been previously damaged by burning

Skin cancer claims – expert advice

If you believe that your skin cancer symptoms are linked to your past or present working conditions, speak to our dedicated team of industrial disease solicitors today.

Depending on the circumstances of your occupational skin cancer claim, we may be able to help you to access expert medical care and tailored rehabilitation support as part of your claim. For further information on the types of rehabilitation that may be available, please see my rehabilitation

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