If you have been diagnosed with Occupational SCC within the last 3 years and it is associated with your past or present employment then contact LPS today.
LPS has dedicated Industrial Disease solicitors that have helped thousands of people successfully claim Squamous Cell Carcinoma compensation. We aim to the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim using our No Win No Fee cancer claims process.
What is SCC?
Squamous cell carcinoma is a skin cancer that usually affects the face but can spread to other parts of the body
- Mainly affects people over the age of 60
- More common in males
- Fair-skinned people are most at risk
- Exposure to sun, use of sunbeds, and working with oils and tars are risk factors
Squamous cell carcinoma is a common type of skin cancer that usually affects areas that have been exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods over many years, but may also occur in other parts of the body, such as the genitals. This type of carcinoma is capable of spreading throughout the body, and for this reason early detection and treatment of the condition are essential.
What are the causes?
Squamous cell carcinoma develops on areas of skin that have been constantly exposed to sunlight over many years. Sometimes, this form of skin cancer may develop from scaly growths known as solar keratosis. The condition is most common in fair-skinned men over the age of 60.
People who work with some industrial tars and oils are known to have a higher than normal risk of squamous cell carcinoma. The use of sunbeds also increases the risk.
Most squamous cell carcinomas can be prevented by avoiding prolonged exposure to sunlight. If this is not possible, you should take precautions to protect your skin, such as applying sunblock and wearing a hat, when you are outdoors. You should also avoid using sunbeds.
What are the symptoms?
Squamous cell carcinoma begins as an area of thickened, scaly skin. The lesion then develops into:
- A hard, painless, gradually enlarging lump that has an irregular edge and is red to reddish brown in colour.
- Subsequently, a recurring ulcer that does not heal.
You should check your skin regularly for any unusual changes and consult your doctor promptly if you notice any such changes.
What to do now?
If you have been diagnosed with Occupational Squamous cell carcinoma, you may be able to claim compensation. contact LPS we work on a No Win No Fee basis so call our Industrial Disease solicitors today on 0800 996 1807, text 4myclaim to 88802, chat to us online or complete our short form now.