At least one out of every two Australians will require treatment for a type of skin cancer in their lifetime.
To discuss your illness and find out more about your entitlements, call and speak directly to one of our expert injury lawyers on (03) 9321 9988.
Your first appointment is free and we offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ service.
Melanoma disease is the fourth most common type of cancer and is often caused by UV sun exposure. It is a malignant tumour of the melanocytes which are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, in our skin. Melanoma disease can take many years to develop after sun exposure, sometimes up to 40 years.
If your work has caused or contributed to you developing melanoma disease or skin cancer, it is important that you get the right advice.
Call our experienced workers compensation lawyers on (03) 9321 9988 and book your free appointment for independent, clear and practical guidance about how you can access compensation.
We can assist you with lodging a claim for compensation. In most cases, we need to obtain a medical report to ascertain the relationship between your employment and your melanoma disease or skin cancer.
For more information, see How does the claims process work.
To be eligible for compensation in Victoria, your work must be a ‘significant contributing factor’ to the development of melanoma disease or skin cancer. It does not have to be the only cause.
If you are able to establish that your work was a ‘significant contributing factor’, you may be entitled to:
For more information, see What are my entitlements.