Many workers have worked outdoors for substantial periods of their working life, especially in the waterfront, seafaring, transport, municipal council, agricultural, mining, construction, and manufacturing industries.
The first warning sign is often a small scabby spot, which does not clear after a few weeks. Look for changed or newly formed moles, or any skin discolouration. You should pay particular attention to any growths which appear on the face, especially around the nose or eyes, or on the back of hands; you should show your doctor any moles which change in size, colour, shape or bleed.
Compensation is available for the medical costs associated with the treatment of a skin cancer condition, as well as for the impairment created by the condition.
Read more about our claiming compensation on our Melanoma and Skin Cancer claims section.