Cancer of the SinusesHave you been diagnosed with an occupational cancer?
Cancer of the Sinuses
Mercury Legal offer free, specialist advice on occupational cancer claims and have extensive experience in helping victims and their families claim compensation for industrial diseases like Rhinosinusitis and cancers such as Cancer of the Sinuses. If you or a loved one has developed a cancer of the sinuses because of their job or the environment they worked in, then call 0800 122 3130 about your right to compensation
Nasal and sinus cancers affect the nasal cavity, situated above the roof of the mouth and the sinuses, which are small, air-filled cavities inside the nose. Symptoms of these types of cancers are typically similar to viral or bacterial infections and sufferers may think they simply have sinusitis or a bad cold, but if these symptoms become persistent, it is important to make an appointment with your GP immediately.
Occupations most at risk
A well-known cause of nasal and sinus cancers is being exposed to certain chemicals through work. Indeed, a 2012 report by the Health and Safety Executive showed that nearly one in three cases of nasal and paranasal sinus cancers are linked to a person’s job. Research has shown that the following factors may increase your risk.
- Wood dust – those working in carpentry, such as furniture and cabinet manufacturers, and in any other wood-related industry are at risk of being exposed to wood dust
- Leather dust – shoe makers are at risk of being exposed to leather dust
- Chromium – this is a chemical that is used in stainless steel, leather, textiles and plastics, however its use is now restricted in Europe.
- Nickel – this is a metal that is used to make stainless steel
- Formaldehyde – this is an industrial chemical that is used to make other chemicals, household products and building materials
- Cloth fibres – those working in textile manufacturing are at risk of being exposed to these fibres
- Mineral oils – these are used as a lubricant in production by engineers, machinists and metal workers. They are also used in the printing industry.
Make a cancer of the sinus claim
If you or your loved one has suffered with nasal or sinus cancer and you believe that this could be as the result of a lack of protection in their job, you might be eligible to make a claim for compensation. If you would like to discuss your individual case, please contact our experienced industrial disease solicitors on 0800 122 3130 or contact us online here.
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