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Occupational lung cancer, the most common of which is due to exposure to asbestos fibres, is usually the result of an unhealthy environment in the workplace. Employers have a legal obligation to ensure they protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and may well be liable for damages if they fail to do so. If this is the case, our ocupational lung cancer solicitors can offer that you legal advice and legal representation from specialist personal injury lawyers with the ability, aptitude and experience to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact our occupational lung cancer solicitors today for advice and see if the trauma, loss and distress that this disease has caused is the fault of your employer. If it can be shown that an employer has failed to adequately assess the risks involved in your work practices and has failed to protect you from harm, they may be liable to pay you significant compensation for any injury sustained in the workplace.


What should employers be doing and what might your employer have done to prevent you from contracting occupational lung cancer? Full assessments of the nature and the plausible damaging effects of fumes, smoke and vapours arising from your work materials should have been undertaken by the employer and the results used to install preventative work practices, limited exposure opportunities and the provision of protective equipment limiting your chances of developing any illness.

Occupational Lung Cancer & Employer Negligence

How do you know if occupational lung cancer is due to employer negligence? In smelting plants workers are often exposed to the fumes of arsenic compounds which has been shown to cause malignant tumours. Exposure to radon in deep mines can also cause occupational cancer. In both smelting and electrolysis noxious vapours from chromium and nickel processes can carry carcinogenic substances, while those exposed to coke oven fumes have an increased probability of contracting occupational lung cancer. Workers exposed to second hand cigarette smoke in the past may have this condition forced upon them due to passive smoking. The largest group of all have been exposed to inhalation of asbestos fibres which may cause asbestos related lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Solicitors

If you have suffered from this damaging and distressing condition and you think your occupation may be linked to its inception, then contact our lung cancer solicitors for legal advice. You may be owed compensation, and you should not suffer in silence if your employer has not fulfilled their legal obligations. All lung cancer claims are dealt with using the no win no fee* scheme. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. Your claim is totally risk free. If you would like to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor you can either use the helpline or complete the form or just email our solicitors offices. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further then you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our advice.



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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here