If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a dust or asbestos related disease you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Law Advice Compensation Lawyers on 1800 122 555 for a free, no obligation assessment of your rights.
Expert Dust Disease Lawyers
We have lawyers accredited by the Law Society of NSW as Specialists in Personal Injury Law. As the employment history of an asbestos disease sufferer is crucial, our expert lawyers get to work immediately by gathering the necessary evidence including investigation of your asbestos exposure and lodgement of your claim.
Am I Entitled to make an Asbestos or Dust Disease Claim?
If you have any of the following diseases, you may be able to make a claim:
- Asbestos induced carcinoma
- Asbestos-related pleural disease
- Farmers’ Lung
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Hard Metal Pneumoconiosis
- Lung cancer
- Mould related diseases
- Pleural plaques
Further, if you were financially dependent on someone who contracted a work-related dust disease and has since died, you have a right to recover compensation.
Does it matter if my dust disease is not related to work?
No. You can make a claim whether your exposure was at work, at home during home renovations, or in another public area. In fact, recent increases in home renovations has resulted in an increase of people exposed to asbestos.
Our lawyers will investigate all the facts of your claim including the locations where you could have been exposed to potentially harmful substances.
What if I am no longer employed or my previous employer is now out of business?
You can make a claim even if you are not currently employed or your previous employer is out of business. Dust Diseases Care, also known as the Dust Diseases Authority (DDA), provides financial compensation and support to people who have a NSW work-related dust disease.
Typical industries and occupations with a high number of dust and asbestos related diseases include:
- Construction, mining and manufacturing
- Boiler Workers
- Insulation Workers
- Metal workers
- Naval Workers
- Power Plant workers
- Railway Workers
Compensation for Dependents
Compensation is available for persons that were financially dependent on someone who contracted a work-related dust disease and has since died. Dependants include spouses, partners and children. Entitlements are in the form of either a lump sum payment of up to $347,100 or weekly compensation paid to the dependant. There are several rules and exceptions in relation to these entitlements, as such it is best to seek the advice of a specialist lawyer. We provide a no obligation first consultation to our clients where we provide advice on their legal rights and entitlements.
The above information is general information only. For a free consultation and specific advice regarding your claim from one of our experts please contact us on Free Call 1800 122 555 or complete our Free Advice Form.