It is estimated that 1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. The Cancer Council reports that in 2006, 6.5% of cancer cases in Australia could be attributed to workplace exposure (10.8% in men, 2.2% in women).
Exposure to the sun or toxic chemicals during the course of work can cause or contribute to a cancer diagnosis. Melanoma disease is the fourth most common type of cancer and can take many years to develop after sun exposure, sometimes up to 40 years.
Toxic chemicals such as asbestos are capable of causing lung cancer, mesothelioma (aggressive cancer of the lungs, stomach, abdomen or bowel), asbestosis (scarring of the lungs) and other respiratory conditions.
At Adviceline Injury Lawyers we strongly believe that people living with an injury due to the negligence of another should be fairly compensated for their loss. If your work has caused or contributed to you developing cancer, our experienced lawyers will guide you through the legal process with consistent and carefully considered advice.
For more information about your rights and possible entitlements call our experienced workers compensation lawyers on (03) 9321 9988 to book your free appointment.