Silicosis can develop as soon as one year after exposure, but usually the disease is diagnosed approximately 10-15 years later. We can guide you through every step of your silicosis lung disease claim.
Murdoch Clarke Lawyers are Workers Compensation Lawyers in Hobart, TAS. They specialise in Motor Vehicle Injury, Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation.
Asbestos exposure in the workplace Building sites and renovations are typical sites for asbestos exposure Exposure to asbestos can occur in any number of situations in which you are at work. The classic examples of course have occurred where people are working direct in the asbestos industry, in asbestos mines, or in the downstream processing of asbestos into building materials, such as the notorious James Hardie case. But equally there are any number of circumstances under which anyone who is in the workforce may be exposed to asbestos. Most commonly are building sites, where health and safety precautions have been neglected and workers come into contact with asbestos fibres released as a result of renovations or building demolitions. While exposure to asbestos fibres is more likely to put at risk people working directly with the material, there are circumstances under which people who are working nearby, perhaps in an office in which the windows are open, are also exposed to dust particles carried in the air. There is no safe limit of exposure to asbestos because just a single fibre of this deadly material has the capacity to cause acute diseases. We are one of Australia’s leading asbestos compensation law […]
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Asbestos and Dust Diseases Asbestos exposure claims Claims for asbestosis and other dust diseases can be complicated. You will need expert legal advice to pursue any potential claim. At Andersons, we can provide the legal advice, assistance and understanding to walk you through the legal process to seek compensation for asbestosis or any other dust diseases you may have been exposed to. Issues to consider when claiming asbestos exposure compensation There are many issues to be considered in order to run a successful claim for compensation, including but not limited to: Where you were exposed? How long ago the exposure occurred? Was your exposure in the workplace? Does that employer still exist? Were you an employee or contractor? Was your exposure not related to work? For a free appraisal, complete our ‘Online Request Form’ or telephone us on 08 8238 6666 and an experienced solicitor will contact you about your inquiry. About asbestosis Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory medical condition affecting the lungs occurring after long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos, for example in the mining industry. Asbestos is also carcinogenic. The risk comes from inhalation of asbestos fibres. Lying dormant for up to fifty years, the fibres can cause lung […]
Stringer Clark LawyersStringer Clark is proudly local, having served Western Victoria for over 100 years.
Asbestos and other industrial asthma and respiratory illnesses Asbestos disease and cancer claims Asbestos exposure Mesothelioma Industrial respiratory illnesses We’ve won large payouts for hundreds of asbestos sufferers across Australia. The diseases which arise from asbestos contamination typically take many years to appear. Early symptoms such as shortness of breath can develop into more serious problems such as tumours only after many years have passed. This is why it is important, if you have worked with asbestos, that you make a record of your employment dates and the nature of your work. In order to help you, RCT operates a dedicated record-keeping system. This will keep your records confidential and safe in case you ever have to access them or make an asbestos-related claim. Note also that this applies equally to family members who may have lived with someone who worked in an asbestos-prone industry. Please let us know if you would like to have us collect and retain this information for you. As employers may contest claims to compensation, it is important that you keep accurate and comprehensive records which can be used by our legal team to support your claim. Important – take immediate action If you have […]
Snedden Hall & Gallop is the oldest independent law firm in Canberra. We have provided legal services in the ACT region for over 55 years. Our services range from corporate and commercial including commercial litigation through to private client services including wills and estate planning, conveyancing and representing victims of personal injury. We approach our clients as colleagues, offering personal and practical advice to guarantee efficient and effective solutions. We consider that we do not work for you, but with you, and that your business is our business.
Maurice Blackburn CanberraOur asbestos lawyers are experienced in winning fair compensation for our clients on a no win, no fee basis.
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 […]
At Rennick Briggs, Lawyers, we provide one-on-one legal advice for those wanting to make an asbestos claim.
Melbourne Personal Injury & Compensation Lawyers Injuries and accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. If your suffering is due to an accident, assault or medical negligence, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. Every day our compensation lawyers help people to navigate the maze of insurance and compensation claims. Whatever your circumstances, work accident, transport accident, workplace bullying, discrimination or if you are a victim of crime, we will assess your case and guide you through every step of the journey. Workers Compensation Claims TAC Claims Accident Compensation Medical Negligence Claims Public Liability Lawyers Crimes Compensation
Arnold Dallas McPherson LawyersWe offer an experienced Accredited Personal Injury Specialist in the area of Asbestos related injuries.
Our firm has an impeccable record of assisting clients suffering asbestos related injuries through the entire process of claiming compensation. You will have the one lawyer offering you personalised service at your side all the way through to your proper compensation. The first interview is free and without obligation. And with our NO WIN, NO FEE philosophy, you won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end. Arnold Dallas McPherson Lawyers are experts in obtaining compensation for clients suffering asbestos related illnesses like mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. We ensure that claims are finalised as soon as possible to reduce any anxiety that can come from pursuing claims for compensation. We are experts in streamlining claims for compensation through the legal process. With our vast experience in asbestos related illness claims we are able to pursue manufacturers of asbestos products and old employers (even if employment ceased many years ago and the company has now closed) for compensation. Arnold Dallas McPherson Lawyers can take the stress out of pursuing compensation for you. We offer: A personalised service, with an experienced Asbestos lawyer handling your claim from beginning to end. We will come visit you […]
Tasmanian Compensation Lawyers was established to provide injured Tasmanians with a new choice in legal representation following an accident.
What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that forms in the lining of the lungs at any time from 10 to 60 years after first exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma cancer develops from the mesothelial cells of the pleura and can also occur in the peritoneum. The average mesothelioma life expectancy following diagnosis is about 1-2 years, although significant variations of malignant mesothelioma do occur. It is much more common amongst men then in women and in most instances malignant mesothelioma develops after anywhere from 20-50 years after asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is curable but this is very unlikely. It can be combated by surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy and much like other cancers, the later it is diagnosed, the harder it is to fight. Medical Support Mesothelioma is a disease that has traditionally been regarded as incurable. However, new techniques and drugs have improved the life of some sufferers; both in terms of their quality and length of life. So it’s important that your doctor is aware of all the latest mesothelioma treatment and care options available. Your medical advice should encompass surgical and chemotherapy options available to you. It should also discuss techniques such as photodynamic therapy, and include discussion of […]
Ken Cush & Associates provide objective, clear and commonsense professional legal advice to clients both nationally and internationally.
Henry Carus & AssociatesWe bring expertise to all areas of compensation law
From road accidents and work-related injuries, through to falls in public spaces and poor medical treatment, there are many instances where compensation claims come in to play – and at Henry Carus + Associates we deal with them all. Compensation for Asbestos Related Diseases Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with properties that make it ideal for building and construction. It is fire resistant, makes excellent thermal insulation, is inexpensive to produce, and when added to cement, increases its strength and lifespan. Tragically, asbestos also has a downside that far outweighs its usefulness as a building product. The fibres and dust produced by asbestos can result in diseases that are often deadly, and don’t reveal their symptoms until decades after exposure. This article will look at the diseases caused by asbestos, the people who are most at risk, and what you can do to seek compensation if you or a loved one have been affected by exposure to asbestos. What are asbestos related illnesses? Asbestos contains thin gossamer-like fibres, which can be released into the air if the asbestos is disturbed. These fibres can be inhaled and are responsible for lung-related diseases such as pleural mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, […]
At Gerard Malouf & Partners we are Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law with over twenty six years experience. During this time we have become experts in claims involving exposures to dust from asbestos, silica and other dusts that result in Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Silicosis and various other dust related conditions. We have access to an outstanding panel of specialist doctors and barristers who act in the area of Dust Diseases. We are expert in being able to assist in lodging claims with the Dust Diseases Board of NSW, WorkCover Queensland and in litigating claims in the Dust Diseases Tribunal of NSW and interstate. We act for people suffering the effects of dust diseases, including Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Silicosis and other dust related conditions every day and we understand the nature of these diseases, and that symptoms in relation to exposure often manifest as late as twenty or thirty years after the initial exposure but with a sudden onset. Mesothelioma Cancer Compensation Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that forms in the protective lining that surrounds the lungs (pleura) or abdomen (peritoneum) after asbestos fibres, inhaled 15 to 40 years before, transform from the inflammation, scarring and genetic damage caused when they […]
Turner FreemanAustralia's largest and most experienced Dust Litigation firm
Turner Freeman Lawyers has the largest and most experienced dust disease practice in Australia. For more than 30 years we have represented thousands of victims of dust disease in Australian and overseas courts. We have continued to expand the nature of claims filed on behalf of victims suffering from dust disease and we have litigation numerous test cases that have established important legal precedents changing the prospects for people with dust disease. We maintain thousands of files for people who were exposed to asbestos. By registering it ensures that, if you develop an asbestos related disease, there is already a record of your exposure to asbestos and a claim can be commenced immediately.
Stuart LawyersOne of Australia’s most experienced lawyers practicing in asbestos litigation.
Alex Stuart, the firm’s principal, is one of Australia’s most experienced lawyers practicing in asbestos litigation. For more than 20 years, he has successfully acted on behalf of hundreds of sufferers of mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease living in every State and Territory of Australia. Over the years Stuart Lawyers have built up an extensive database of materials that assists us pursue the rights of asbestos victims. We often find that new clients have worked for the same employer or on the same site as past clients, and therefore information and experience gained from past cases provides valuable assistance to our new clients. About Asbestos Asbestos is a general term for a group of naturally occurring minerals. Asbestos minerals can be separated into strong, very fine fibres that are durable, flexible and heat resistant. Because of these qualities, asbestos has been used in many industrial and consumer products, for example, in asbestos cement sheeting (or more commonly known as “fibro”) and also in insulation products. Asbestos presents a hazard if fibres of a respirable size become airborne and are then inhaled. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Australians have been exposed to asbestos at some […]
Shine LawyersAsbestos Claims and Compensation Lawyers
At Shine Lawyers, we have asbestos lawyers who can sit down with you and determine whether you have a case for an asbestos compensation claim.
Adviceline Injury LawyersAdviceline Injury Lawyers has been assisting injured Victorians for more than 40 years.
Adviceline Injury Lawyers has been ranked in the 2016 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a leading Victorian Asbestos and Dust Diseases Compensation law firm.
Rightside LegalRightside Legal will work with you to thoroughly prepare your case.
Rightside Legal lawyers have resolved hundreds of asbestos claims. We have also run claims to trial and to successful verdict in Western Australia and Victoria.
Slater & GordonA Dedicated Asbestos Lawyer That Cares
A Dedicated Asbestos Lawyer That Cares Time is of great importance to people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or pleural disease. It makes sense, therefore, to seek advice from an experienced asbestos lawyer as soon as possible.