Occupational cancer is a term used to cover a number of different kind of cancers which have been caused in the workplace.
If you or a loved suspect that you have contracted an occupational cancer, then Browell Smith & Co can help.
Our specialist solicitors understand what you and your family are going through as a result of our extensive experience in guiding hundreds of clients through the legal process.
At Browell Smith & Co we have the relevant knowledge and expertise to advise you in relation to all types of occupational cancers, such as lung, skin, bladder, nasal and oesophageal cancer.
The causes of occupational cancers can be wide ranging but are often caused by exposure to certain carcinogenic agents, like dust (including asbestos and silica); chemicals, radiation and industrial processes.
At Browell Smith & Co, we pride ourselves on working closely with our clients and guiding them through what can be a difficult process.
As with all claims for personal injury compensation there are time limits within which a claim must be lodged with the Court.
For accident claims, court proceedings must be started within three years from the date of your accident.
For occupational disease cases Court proceedings must be started within three years from the date when you first had reasonable grounds to believe that you may be suffering from a condition which has been caused by a third party. This may be your employer or it could be another organisation with whom you worked or who operated a premises close by.
In the event that court proceedings are not started within three years from the relevant date, the negligent party may be able to escape paying compensation on the basis that your claim is out of time.
The law surrounding the time limits for industrial disease compensation is extremely complex and issues will differ from case to case, particularly when seeking compensation on behalf of a former family member. It is not always necessary to have a firm diagnosis from a medical practitioner for the time limit to commence. In these circumstances you seek legal advice from a specialist as soon as you experience symptoms which you believe may have been caused by a third party.
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