Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It can spread quickly throughout the body and have deadly effects. Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
It is estimated that around 200 melanoma skin cancers per year are caused by occupational exposures. This is predominantly caused by outdoor work, however it affects people in general being exposed to UV radiation in the workplace.Occupations that face the highest risk of sun exposure include, building and construction workers, swimming pool and beach lifeguards, road workers, ski instructors and lift operators, police and traffic officers, agricultural and farming workers and many more.
If you have been diagnosed with melanoma and you believe it has been caused by your occupation then you may have the right to compensation. The State Occupational Health and Safety Acts require employers to provide a safe working environment for employees. Employers have a responsibility and duty of care to their employees to reduce hazards in the workplace.
At SG Alliance we offer expert legal advice regarding occupational injury claims. We have specialist attorneys who represent the victims of workplace diseases like melanoma. We will help you through the entire process and fight to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.