Asbestos And Silicosis
Exposure to high levels of dust, such as asbestos and crystalline silica continues to be a large-scale problem affecting people in Queensland.
Do you have a claim for an asbestos or silicosis related injury?
Asbestos is a natural mineral fibre that was used in numerous Australian building products in the 1900s. Silicosis is a type of pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica, a common mineral found in sand and many types of rock.
We are now aware that asbestos fibres and silica dust can get trapped in the lungs and cause scarring and inflammation, which can affect breathing and lead to serious and irreversible health problems.
You may have a claim for compensation if you have an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or silicosis. Lawsuits can be brought against your employer, or against your landlord if you lived in a building that did not comply with state asbestos regulations.
Who Can Suffer From Asbestos Or Silicosis?
Any person who may have come in contact with asbestos or silica dust. This is usually trade based workers, such as builders, asbestos insulation workers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and sheet metal workers are affected by asbestos disease and silicosis.
What Types Of Diseases Qualify For Asbestos Compensation?
Asbestos-related diseases may include the following:
- Lung cancer
- Asbestos-related pleural diseases and pleural plaques.
Other Asbestos And Dust Diseases Include:
- Peritoneal mesothelioma (mesothelioma of the lining of the stomach)
- Asbestos induced carcinoma
- Progressive massive fibrosis; and
- Occupational asthma
When Can I Make A Compensation Claim?
Common law compensation claims must commence during the lifetime of the asbestos disease and silicosis sufferer. You may also be eligible for statutory benefits.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive?
All claims are different, and we are unable to tell you how much money you will receive without assessing your situation. If you have substantive evidence to support your claim, you are likely to receive compensation between tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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