Bladder CancerHave you been diagnosed with bladder cancer from work?
If you or someone one in your family have some of the symptoms associated with bladder cancer, such as the presence of blood in your urine, you should contact your GP immediately. If you’ve been diagnosed with occupational bladder cancer, then speak to Mercury Legal immediately. We understand that this is a distressing time, which is why our solicitors are here to help you and your family claim the compensation you deserve. Call 0800 122 3130 or ask for a free call back from one of our solicitors. The claims advice they give will not cost you or your family anything and all of our claims are run on a strict No Win, No Fee basis.
According the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other research bodies such as Imperial College London, exposure to mineral oils and diesel engine exhaust fumes are two of the largest contributing cause of bladder cancer. As you expect, these two harmful carcinogens affect painters, machinists (mineral oils in heavy machinery), construction workers, mechanics, vehicle technicians and drivers.
Bladder Cancer Symptoms
As you’d expect, the symptoms of the cancer can be found in the urine of the suffer and include:
- Blood in Urine – 80% of bladder cancer sufferers report seeing blood in their urine.
- Often needing to pass urine
- Urgently needing to pass urine (quite suddenly)
- Pain passing urine
Who’s at Risk of Developing Bladder Cancer?
Although smoking has been recognised as one the largest contributing factors for developing bladder cancer, exposure to dangerous industrial, carcinogenic chemicals at work are known to be a contributing factor. It’s reported that around a quarter of all cases of the cancer are as a result of being exposed to carcinogenic industrial chemicals at work. Workers in the manufacturing sector working with mineral oils, pigment dyes (amine dyes such as Benzidine) and coal tars are are thought to be most at risk of developing bladder cancer. Workers in the rubber industry who regularly work with amines and chemicals such as Benzene that are used as solvents in the production process, are also thought to be a risk of bladder cancer. Those working in other non-manufacturing jobs have also been identified as being at risk of developing cancer of the bladder from work. Drivers, who are routinely exposed to diesel fumes as well as vehicle technicians and mechanics are identified as being at risk.
Speak to Mercury Legal Today
If you or a loved one has been exposed to harmful carcinogens at work, it is important to speak to one of our industrial disease solicitors as soon as possible. Time limits apply for making a claim so speak to one of our solicitors, free on 0800 122 3130 or request a call back today.
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