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- What Is Nasal Cancer?
- How Much Compensation Could I Claim for Nasal Cancer?
- What are the Symptoms of Nasal Cancer and How Will I Be Diagnosed?
- Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Nasal Cancer Claims Solicitor?
- Where Can I Find More Information on Nasal Cancer Claims?
- How Will I Start a Nasal Cancer Compensation Claim?
- Where Can I Read More About Nasal Cancer Itself?
- How Long Do I Have to Claim for Nasal Cancer Compensation?
What Is Nasal Cancer?
Nasal cancer is any cancer that occurs within the nose, either in the immediate interior of the nose known as the nasal vestibule, just beyond the nostrils or deep interior of the nose (nasal cavity). Many different types of cancer can occur within the nose, and the type of treatment and the chance of cure will vary according to the type of cancer that occurs. Results found from research carried out suggest that 90% of people that suffer from nasal cancer will have a constant blockage or maybe regular nose bleeds.Do you worry you may suffer from nasal cancer? Then look for these following symptoms:
- Blockages in one side of your nose that has not reduced over time.
- Nose bleeds.
- Develop a reduced sense of smell.
- Mucus is coming from the nose.
- Mucus collecting in the back of your nose and throat.
If you currently or have previously worked for an organisation in the metal-plating, woodworking or shoemaking industries, where you have been exposed to certain chemicals or dust, and you believe you have one or a few of the symptoms above then you may be entitled to a claim. You may not have been provided with the right equipment while working to stop harmful chemicals from affecting your health, or you may not have been informed about the health issues you may face if you do not wear the right safety equipment.
Nasal cancer can be explained as any cancer that occurs anywhere within the nose. It can affect the immediate interior (nasal vestibule) just midway in the nasal tube or the nasal cavity (deep interior). There are several kinds of cancers that can affect the nose and the treatments available and survival chances will be determined by the type of cancer in question.
If you work or have worked previously in an organisation dealing with woodworking, shoemaking or metal plating where you were exposed to dust or certain chemicals, then you can make a claim. Your claims will be successful if it is proven that you were not offered with the right equipment while working or that you were not informed about safety issues that may harm you if you fail to use the right safety equipment.
If it is proven that you are suffering from nasal cancer, then the organisation responsible should compensate you. It is important to note that the level of compensation for nasal cancer will differ from case to case depending on various factors such as; severity of the symptoms, your age, effects of chemotherapy and radiology treatments, the length of the period through which you have been suffering and also if there is possibility that your cancer will get treated.
When filing the claim, you are advised to seek the services of a qualified and experienced solicitor. One way in which the case can be settled is on provisional damages basis. Here, the court will allow you to get some compensation from the defendant i.e. the polluting defendant. At the same time, the court will leave a door for you to find further claims if your nasal cancer progress over time.
If you have a successful case, then you get the opportunity to claim compensation medical charges, prescription charges, travelling expenses, assistance and care you have received from your family members and also a loss of earnings.
The following are the common symptoms of nasal cancer. However, it is important to note that the list is not conclusive.
- Nose bleeding,
- Recurring sinus infections,
- Feeling of heaviness on the face
- Chronically blocked nose
- Swelling on the face
- Blurred vision, swellings around the eyes
- Pain on the face
- Loosening of teeth
During the diagnosis, the doctor will take your detailed medical history, your occupational history and then carry out a physical examination. A physical examination will be carried out to determine your overall health status. The doctor may decide to carry out an x-ray and other tests. He will examine the condition inside your nose using a mirror, rhinoscope and light. He will cut a small piece of tissue from inside the nose and view it under a microscope [this is called biopsy]. The doctor may also use other diagnosis procedures such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan [MRI scan], Computer Tomography scan [CT scan] and also chest X-ray to check if you have nasal or sinus cancer in your nose.
After carrying out these tests, the doctor will inform you if you have nasal cancer or not. If he can establish that you have this condition, he may need to carry out further tests to determine the stage of nasal cancer.
This is an important question when you are trying to find a good solicitor to represent you in your case. Under no win no fee agreement, you agree with the solicitor that you will only pay him if you win the case. There are many exceptions to this agreement, but the solicitor will explain to you before you begin that claim process.
It is normal for every claimant to be worried about the financial repercussions of filing a case i.e. the legal fee involved and what could happen if they lose the case. Legal fees can be too high, and it is important for one to find the most appropriate to fund the claim process.
When you make the initial visit to your solicitor, he will assess the strength of your claim to determine if you qualify for “no win no fee” agreement. It is important for you to understand that solicitors will only enter into this agreement if they are confident that the claim will be successful. You will only be responsible for solicitor’s costs only if you win the case. The solicitor will recover his legal fee from the compensation you will receive.
While looking for a solicitor, it is important to ensure that the one you choose has been accredited. You can find more information about the accredited solicitors at the Law Society of England and Wales website. Choosing the right solicitor is the first step in getting quality representation.
If you strongly believe that you have contracted nasal cancer as a result of your working conditions, the first step that you should take is to visit a doctor to ascertain your suspicion. You are advised to do this immediately you realise that you have the symptoms. The faster you do it, the better for you not only so that you may succeed in your claim but also for the care of your health. After ascertaining your claims from your doctor, the next step is to find a good solicitor who will advise you accordingly about whether your claim will be successful or not. The solicitor, in turn, will invest his time to find as much evidence as possible to support your claims.
A good solicitor will advise you if you have a case or not. He will also walk with you through the entire claim process. It is important for you to understand that there is nothing as important as taking care of your health and even if you are not sure whether you are eligible for compensation, it is advisable that you talk to a solicitor.
There is no stipulated length of time that you should wait to file a claim. In fact, it is advisable that you start the process as fast as you have been checked by a doctor and he has confirmed that you are suffering from nose cancer.
If you feel you suffer from one of the symptoms above, then we recommend that you look for medical help. If the results show that you have nasal cancer and the doctor believes that it has been caused due to your working conditions, then give our professional team a call for the compensation you deserve.
Our solicitor team understand that it must be difficult to suffer from an illness of this kind, so you need an experienced team to guide you. We have a vast amount of experience and have shown support to many clients through similar claims, so they receive the compensation that they are entitled to.
Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.
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