Exposure to chemicals during the course of your employment can sometimes lead to the development of bladder cancer
Chemicals which can cause bladder cancer include manufacturing dyes, rubber, plastics and various chemicals used in the tyre making, printing, chemical manufacturing and dyeing industries.
It can take many years for bladder cancer to develop after the exposure to such chemicals.
Certain occupations are known to be more at risk of developing bladder cancer including those working in the tyre making, printing, mining, metal casting and chemical plant industries. This list is not exhaustive.
Symptoms of bladder cancer include difficulty/pain on urinating and traces of blood in the urine. However please note that having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have bladder cancer. Such symptoms can also be signs of much less serious conditions. Medical advice should be obtained.
If you have been exposed to chemicals at work and have later developed/been diagnosed with bladder cancer then you may be entitled to compensation.