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Causes of Larynx Cancer

Have you been diagnosed with an occupational cancer?
Work related larynx cancers
Work related larynx cancers

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Causes of Occupational Larynx Cancer


We understand that a diagnosis for a cancer of the larynx can be distressing not only for you, but also for your friends and family. This is why Mercury Legal Online’s team of solicitors are here to help you with free advice and support to claim compensation that can help you and your family whilst you recover. If you have been diagnosed with an occupational cancer such as cancer of the larynx, then call 0800 122 3130 today. Alternatively you can request a free call back when’s convenient for you.

Laryngeal (larynx) cancer is a disease where malignant cells form in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx, a part of the throat, contains the vocal cords and is situated between the base of the tongue and the trachea.

There are several factors that can increase the likelihood of laryngeal cancer. Alcohol and tobacco are the two biggest risk factors associated with the disease, as they contain chemicals which affect the cells of the larynx, triggering mutations that can lead to cancer. Age, family history, gender and diet can all increase the risk too.

Having a job which leads you to being exposed to high levels of certain substances can also increase the risk of you developing this type of cancer. The substances below are all thought to increase the risk:

  • Diesel fumes
  • Paint fumes
  • Wood dust
  • Coal dust
  • Nickel
  • Formaldehyde – a chemical used in a wide number of industrial processes, including paint manufacturing and cosmetics
  • Isopropyl alcohol (often used as a cleaning solvent)

Making a claim for occupational cancer

If you or your loved one has suffered with laryngeal cancer and you believe that this could be as a result of harmful exposure in their job, we may be able to help you make a claim for compensation. We understand that this will be an incredibly difficult time for you and your family – our clinical negligence solicitors have dealt with hundreds of cases of this nature and will act with the utmost compassion. If you would like to discuss your individual case, please call 0800 122 310 or contact us online here.

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Claiming For Industrial Disease 


Industrial disease claim

There are many different types of industrial diseases you can develop after being exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous conditions at work. To find out more view our media center.