There are a number of more common cancers that develop because of exposure in the work place, leaving victims with debilitating symptoms and huge emotional strain, as they are often given a bleak prognosis for the future.
The more common types of occupational cancers are:
There are strict laws in place to protect employees but unfortunately some employers ignore these regulations. That is why it can be so important to bring a claim, as this could prevent anyone else from developing a work related disease.
The amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the severity or prognosis of your occupational cancer, and the amount of suffering you are faced with because of the condition.
Occupational cancer compensation can cover your expenses and costs relating to the illness as well as medical costs and travel expenses. You could also recover any loss of earnings, future loss of earnings and loss of pension entitlement.
It is important to know that there are strict time limits on bringing this type of claim, which is normally three years from the date you knew or ought to have known that you had the occupational cancer. However if you are unsure, call our team at Hattons and we will be able to tell you what your options are.
Many employees worry that they could lose their job if they make a claim against their employer. However it is standard practice for an employer to have insurance that should cover any insurance awarded.
We can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you would like legal advice about an occupational cancer claim for compensation call our legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now Form to the right of this screen and we will call you back.