What is Skin Cancer?

More than sixty thousand people experience skin related disease in Great Britain of which 2/3 are eczema or related. A worrying statistic is that 3000 cases are diagnosed yearly, and 80% of those people contract dermatitis with 75% of these developing into a more serious condition.

Hairdressers, oil gas extraction workers, archaeological workers, construction workers, food industry, printing, health care (which includes dental and vets) are some of the occupations that have many occupational skin diseases amongst them.

There are three main broad groups of these occupational skin diseases which are: – irritant dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and another is an occupational skin disease. 11% of skin cancer or specifically melanoma and squamous carcinoma can be attributed to work exposure i.e. roof tiles and brick layers.

What Are Some Common Causes of Skin Cancer?

Results from research carried out show that skin cancer is most likely to occur from tanning booths and sunlamps.

However, there are also other causes of skin cancer that are not as familiar such as employees not being given the right protection when working all day outdoors.
Without the right protection, they are exposed to sunlight which in the long run can lead to skin cancer.

Also, employees working for organisations who come in contact with chemicals are at risk of forming skin cancer. If you are concerned that you may have developed skin cancer then these are the symptom’s you need to be looking out for:

  • A spot or sore that does not heal within three weeks.
  • A spot or sore that remains to hurt, scab or bleed for more than three weeks.
  • Skin that has broken down and there is no reason that you believe can cause this change and it does not heal within three weeks.

Any of these symptoms above that you feel you may have then get in touch with a general practitioner urgently. It may be that you have skin cancer because you have not been given the right equipment to wear or you were not warned about the chemicals you are dealing with and the harmful effects they may have on your body. Therefore, you have a Skin Cancer Compensation Claim against the company.

How Can I Avoid Occupation Skin Cancer Compensation Claims as an Employee?

  • Where hazards cannot be eliminated… minimise them
  • Rotate tasks to avoid overexposure of some employees
  • Use less harmful chemicals where possible
  • Provide personal protective gear and ensure you enforce that they are worn at all times.
  • Train workers about the causes of occupational skin diseases.

There are many asbestos cancer mesothelioma cases, and unfortunately, most are still in process with many years in court since they were filed almost 40 years ago. Most of the claimants are old and have had skin cancer for years, and most are already dead. Many claims of dermatitis have been very successful recently because they can be detected early and the technology can now prove they are work related.

How Much Compensation Could I Claim for Skin Cancer?

The amount of occupational skin cancer compensation claims cannot be determined beforehand. The amount awarded depends on some factors which include; the severity of the condition, life challenges caused by the condition, other potential dangers like lack of hearing and age of the claimant. Tylers Solicitors will determine the figure after reviewing the case.

What are the Symptoms of Skin Cancer and How Can I Get Diagnosed?

Non- healing skin lesion
Crusted bleeding skin lesion that does heal
Unusual mole
Irritated skin
Painful sores
Skin aging
Biopsies. Some tissues are taken and tested for cancer cells and if found then staging is done to establish the extent of your cancer, the size of growth, and how far it has spread to your lymph nodes.

Are You A No-Win, No-Fee Skin Cancer Claims Solicitor?

We work on a strictly no win no fee basis. This means whether you win or lose you will not pay any legal fees.

Where Can I Find More Information On Skin Cancer?

Visit our personal injury section, Q&A section or contact us 24/7 or email us for all your inquiries and we will assist you and advise you on all legal matters. Our personal injury solicitor will tell you if a successful claim can be made.

How Can I Make a Compensation Claim for My Skin Cancer?

First thing is first, give Tylers Solicitors a ring to see if you have a valid case on 0800 699 0079.

You first fill a personal injury claim form. Our specialist personal injury solicitors will access your case and then will deal with your occupational skin disease compensation claim. If you see the symptoms, then please go to a doctor and get it diagnosed that you have an occupational skin ailment. Tylers Solicitors will establish if there is a valid claim and will stick with you through the whole process

How Long Until I’m Able to Claim for Skin Cancer?

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer within the workplace within the last three years, then you can claim for compensation. Success depends on if it can be proven that the company failed to provide you with protective gear or clothing or it failed to enforce the necessary measures to prevent exposure.

We also act on behalf of families that have lost their loved ones. With many years lapsing before exposure and diagnosis the employer may no longer be in operation or may have transferred the business to another. We find the insurance company and file your claim. With strict time limits imposed on recovering occupational disease compensation, we advise you to call us as soon as possible.

Why Call Tylers For No-Win, No-Fee Compensation Claims?


After you have received confirmation of the diagnosis, get in touch with our professional solicitor team on 0800 699 0079 who have great experience and knowledge into claims such as skin cancer compensation claims. You have the best chance possible of receiving the compensation you are entitled to as you will be receiving the best known legal advice. Remember we work on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ arrangement and are always available to answer any of your questions.

Need more information? Don’t worry, our expert claims solicitors will advise you along the way

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