Lung Cancer Claims
UK employers’ poor track record of protecting workers – such as those engaged in heavy industry, manufacturing and construction – from inhaling asbestos dust has left many trade union members at risk of contracting asbestos-related lung cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and worked in an industry where asbestos exposure was commonplace, it’s vital to appoint an expert solicitor to handle your case. As a trade union member you may have access to our specialist solicitors if it’s part of your union legal service.
Proving the link between asbestos and a lung cancer diagnosis is challenging and complex, not least because a number of other factors – often smoking – can cause the disease. However, you may still be able to make a claim even if you have a history of smoking, so make sure you contact your union legal service so your case can be investigated.
If asbestosis, another asbestos-related illness, is also present alongside lung cancer, it will generally be accepted that the lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.
Where asbestosis is not present, your lawyer will need to establish that you suffered prolonged or excessive exposure to asbestos during your occupation.
Making a lung cancer claim through your union legal service is completely free of charge and you will receive 100% of any compensation secured, unlike high street law firms and claims companies who will take a portion of your award.