Melanoma and skin cancer
Claiming compensation for melanoma & skin cancer
It's no secret that Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with around 200 cases of occupational melanoma reported every year. If exposure to sunlight during work has caused or significantly contributed to your skin cancer, you may have the right to compensation.
Industries in which workers typically face overexposure include construction, agriculture, forestry, and work involving vehicles. Outdoor workers in Australia are five to 10 times more likely than indoor workers to be exposed to UV, so they are more at risk of developing occupational melanoma.
If you have contracted melanoma or any other form of skin cancer at work, then you and your family may be eligible to receive compensation.
Why Maurice Blackburn?
We work closely with victims of occupational melanoma to help them win fair compensation for their illness.
Occupational melanoma and skin cancer claims can be made on a no-fault basis, which means you don't need to be able to prove direct causation between your skin cancer and workplace exposure to sunlight. Workplace exposure must be a contributing factor, but it doesn't have to be the main factor.
We offer 'no win, no fee'* arrangements for these types of cases, which means that you don’t have to pay for our legal services if we don't win. We have occupational melanoma lawyers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia.
Contact us today to find out how we can help.