Occupational cancer is caused by significant exposure to carcinogens in the workplace, without adequate control or protection, you may have been breathing them in or absorbing them for many years.

The causes of cancer (carcinogens) can be from solid substances, liquids, mixtures, vapours, gases, dusts or even radiation and may arise from workplace exposure to:


Silica dust




There are many types of work-related cancers, and they may take years to form in a patient before the link is discovered. Often, they will only appear towards the end of your working life or after you have retired.

Our specialist solicitors have successfully secured compensation for our clients or their surviving families even from employers that have long ceased trading.

It is possible for the family of the deceased to apply for an industrial injuries award, but the application must be made as soon as possible after the date of death.

A medical report from an expert will be needed to address whether the condition has been caused by the working conditions. Your claim will also need to be investigated to see whether it has been brought within time.

The symptoms of industrial diseases usually take some time to develop.

Industrial diseases occur in many working environments. Some typical working environments and job roles which often give rise to conditions that may see people suffer from industrial diseases include:

  • Shipbuilding and ship repairing
  • Metal work and fabrication
  • Utilities work
  • Road workers
  • Construction workers
  • Laggers and insulation workers
  • Pipe fitters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • Wood workers
  • Car manufacture

As industrial disease claims are complicated, it is important a specialist solicitor is instructed to assist you. At Liverpool Legal our friendly, expert industrial disease solicitors would be happy to discuss your claim on a no win no fee basis. Click here to email our industrial disease solicitors or call us on 0151 702 5400.