Asbestos is a natural mineral fibre which was used in more than 3,000 Australian building products from the 1940s until 1985, including asbestos or fibro cement sheeting and heat-resistant clothing. Exposure to asbestos fibres and dust can result in diseases, which usually don’t reveal symptoms until decades later. Maurice Blackburn has a team of dedicated asbestos lawyers who can help people suffering from asbestos-related diseases make a claim for compensation.
Maurice Blackburn’s dedicated asbestos lawyers recognise that every moment is precious for someone who suffers from an asbestos disease as well as their loved ones. Whether you suffer from mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural plaques or another dust disease, we can help streamline your legal access to compensation to give you more time.As a national law firm, we’ll fight for your rights and provide legal assistance in whatever areas you need.

Asbestos Compensation

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, your first priority will be your health. But financial compensation can relieve the burden both you and your family will be feeling. Maurice Blackburn’s specialist asbestos lawyers are very experienced, and have helped thousands of people with successful claims in every state of Australia, such as Eric King, for whom we achieved the largest ever payout in Australia for an asbestos compensation claim.

We work with asbestos disease sufferers and their families to minimise their inconvenience and stress, and offer a simple and thorough approach. We will visit you in hospital or at home, without charge or obligation, to discuss your entitlements and the claims process.

We have access to the National Asbestos Register which includes information from other people that may prove useful to your case and strengthen your claim. Our lawyers can also assist you and your family with other legal matters, such as related superannuation and insurance claims, renegotiating loan payments, work responsibilities and other care directives, including Wills.

Asbestos laws do vary from state to state, so if you were exposed to asbestos in a different state to the one you’re currently living in, we can advise you of the best location to lodge your compensation claim without any need for you to travel interstate.