Claiming compensation for melanoma resulting from work exposure
Maurice Blackburn offer legal advice and professional law services for people diagnosed with occupational melanoma. Our expert lawyers can help determine if you have a claim.
It’s no secret that Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.. If exposure to sunlight during work has caused or significantly contributed to your illness, you may have the right to claim compensation.
Outdoor workers in Australia are between 5 and 10 times more exposed to UV than indoor workers, and are therefore most at risk from developing occupational melanoma. Industries in which workers typically face exposure to the sun include construction, agriculture, forestry and vehicle workers.
If you have contracted melanoma or another form of skin cancer at work, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Maurice Blackburn melanoma lawyers
At Maurice Blackburn, we work closely with people diagnosed with occupational melanoma to help them with their claim.
Occupational melanoma claims can be made on a no-fault basis, meaning you do not need to be able to prove direct causation between your melanoma and workplace exposure to sunlight. Workplace exposure only needs to contribute, and doesn't have to be the main factor.
Contact our expert occupational lawyers today to find out more about how we can help you.
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