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    Things To Know

    What is Occupational Cancer

    Certain types of cancers can be caused by exposure to harmful chemicals in various industries such as textiles, metalwork, hairdressers, plastic and rubber manufacturing, construction, food manufacturing, mining and chemical refineries.

    Types of Occupational Cancer

    Exposure to hazardous substances and chemicals in the workplace can cause many different types of cancers; bladder, kidneys, liver, lungs, nose, skin and blood. Once diagnosed, it is possible to determine from your work history whether exposure in the workplace caused or contributed to the development of cancer.

    Employer Liability

    Your Employer has a legal duty to prevent and reduce exposure to harmful substances and chemicals. Employers are under a duty of care to ensure their Employees are not put at any foreseeable risk as far as practicable.

    How can I Claim

    At Oakwood Solicitors, our Industrial Disease solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with occupational cancer claims. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, this may have been caused or made worse by your employers’ negligence regarding your safety for which you may be able to receive compensation.

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    I cannot recommend them highly enough.

    I was pleased with the settlement and would like to thank Natasha Hardy for her time and patience and the excellent advice she offered. Very deserving of the 5 stars I have given.

    - Bernard Shaw

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    Very happy with the treatment we received from Tim Fieldhouse at Oakwood Solicitors. We were kept informed on a regular basis. Very friendly and informative.

    - Anthony Haydon

    The Experts in Occupational Cancer Claims

    Oakwood Solicitors Ltd has a dedicated team of solicitors and legal professionals, specialising in high-value occupational cancer claims. With a strong reputation for being tough on defendants, we’re sure to recover the compensation you deserve.

    What is occupational cancer?

    Many cancers can be caused by exposure to substances at work. Examples include lung and nasal cancer which can be caused by exposure to asbestos and wood dust, respectively.

    Can occupational cancer be caused by work?

    Many workers are exposed to cancerous substances at work. Joiners and carpenters are regularly exposed to wood dusts, which can cause nasopharynx and sinonasal cancers. Metalworkers often come into contact with metalworking fluids and mineral oils, which can cause bladder, lung, sinonasal, and skin cancers.

    Could my employer be liable for compensation?

    Your employer owes you a duty of care to protect you from exposure to cancerous substances. If you’ve received a cancer diagnosis, your employer may be liable for compensation.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is my claim worth?

    The value of your claim depends on many factors, including the severity of your symptoms. It’s not uncommon for claims to be worth in excess of £100,000.00.

    Will it cost me anything?

    Your claim would be dealt with under a ‘no-win, no-fee’ agreement. There’s no cost to you if you lose your claim. If your claim is successful, we take 25% of your compensation. It’s that easy.

    Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?

    Oakwood Solicitors Ltd agrees to work on your Industrial Disease claim on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be expected to pay us a penny. If you are successful in your claim, we take a percentage of the compensation meaning that the only time we will receive money is if we have brought your claim to a fruitful conclusion.

    You will have a dedicated advisor who will see your claim through from start to finish, assisting you in the event of any queries or issues you may have. If it is preferable to you, we are able to assign a female advisor to carry out your claim. Your case handler will also continue to provide regular updates until the conclusion of your claim, ensuring the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible.

    What do I do now?

    Contact Oakwood Solicitors Ltd and provide us with some details about your suspected Industrial Disease matter. We will then assess the viability of your claim, and there is absolutely no obligation to proceed. You can provide information or get in touch by:

    Natasha Hardy
    Natasha Hardy - Solicitor and Head of Department

    Natasha Hardy is a Solicitor specialising in Industrial Disease matters and has experience in handling a wide range of cases including claims for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss & Tinnitus, Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome & Vibration White Finger, Work Related Upper Limb Disorders, Occupational Dermatitis, Asbestosis, Respiratory & Chest Conditions and Lung Disease.

    Natasha acts on behalf of Claimants and is determined in her cause to achieve the best results for her Clients. She is a resolute negotiator and is experienced in handling matters that proceed through the litigation process and to trial. Natasha strives to deliver outstanding client care and is passionate about her field of expertise.

    Natasha has worked in the Industrial Disease department at Oakwood Solicitors since 2013, graduating from university with a 2.1 LLB Law Degree with Honours, her Masters in Law and Bar Professional Training Course qualification. Whilst working for Oakwood Solicitors, Natasha has completed her Legal Practice Course and qualified as a Solicitor.

    Natasha’s notable cases include the case of Lomas v London Electric Wire Company and Smiths Limited (2015) in which the Claimant was successful in his claim for Noise-Induced Tinnitus, despite a finding that his Noise-Induced Hearing Loss was de minimis.

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