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13th August 2009

Hunt for cause of worker's cancer

Bladder Cancer caused by Chemicals

The solicitor of a cancer survivor from Bradford is looking for information about his working conditions.

Thompsons Solicitors is representing the man after he developed bladder cancer in 2007.

He has undergone surgery to remove the tumour, but his condition is still under careful review. He has not been able to return to work and is fearful that the cancer will return.

The 48-year-old has never smoked, but has worked with potentially cancer-causing chemicals for a number of different companies in the Bradford area.

Thompsons Solicitors are Industrial Disease Claims Specialists

Following his diagnosis he was advised by his doctors that his condition may be caused by work. He instructed industrial disease claims specialists Thompsons Solicitors to seek advice about whether he may be entitled to compensation.

Thompsons are trying to build up a picture of what chemicals and other materials he was exposed to and are pursuing a number of different lines of enquiry.

Did you work at A H Marks in Wyke Lane, Bradford between 1977 and 1989?

In particular Thompsons would like to hear from anyone who worked at A H Marks in Wyke Lane, Bradford between 1977 and 1989 when the company made weed killer and pesticides.

Thompsons would like to hear from anyone with information about the working conditions and what chemicals were used in Shed 37 and 36.

Marion Voss from Thompsons Solicitors said: “Certain chemicals are recognised as bladder carcinogens. We are trying to build up a picture of the chemical substances and materials this client worked with so that we can consider whether it may be the cause of his bladder cancer. We would like to speak to anyone who worked at A H Marks in Wyke Lane, Bradford between 1977 and 1989. Our preliminary enquiries do not constitute any allegation of fault against any particular company.”

This news story was also published by Telegraph & Argus.

Compensation Claim Advice

If you or anyone you know has developed bladder cancer or any other industrial illness, telephone us now for accurate claim advice.

There are strict time limits in place to make any personal injury compensation claim, including bladder cancer compensation claims. For further information, contact us or visit our Questions Answered page.

Thompsons Solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters and have teams of solicitors who specialise in dealing with claims for industrial diseases such as bladder cancer compensation claims. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for bladder cancer compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a bladder cancer claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Telephone us now on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.