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If you have an asbestos related disease such as mesothelioma or asbestosis it is likely that you will be entitled to claim compensation.

Asbestos and Asbestosis Claims

It usually takes many years for asbestos exposure to cause an injury. In some cases an injury does not arise until many decades after a person was exposed to asbestos. Even though the exposure was many years or even decades ago it is still possible to make a claim for damages if you can prove that it was more likely than not that your injury was caused by asbestos exposure.

Asbestos exposure can happen in a variety of places and ways. Some people were exposed to asbestos fibres at work, some people have been exposed to asbestos fibres during home renovations. If you have been exposed to asbestos at work you may have rights under worker’s compensation legislation depending on when the exposure happened.

Asbestos related injuries include the following: Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Lung cancer and other asbestos related diseases. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease and you have a history of asbestos exposure, it is important that you get advice about making a possible claim as soon as you can as it is likely that you have an entitlement to compensation and  time limits apply.

The Asbestos Claims Process

  • Information and Medical evidence gathered quickly to support the claim
  • Make a court claim as soon as possible
  • Evidence is taken in relation to the asbestos exposure as soon as possible
  • Speedy trial sought from the court if necessary
  • Settlement conference is held before the trial
  • Case goes to court if it doesn't settle, most cases settle.

How Peninsula Injury Lawyers can help

If you have an asbestos related injury, talk to Penny about making a damages claim as soon as possible. There is no charge for your first consultation and there is no obligation to continue. Penny can visit you at home or in the hospital.

We can get your case started very quickly and arrange a speedy trial if necessary. If your health prevents you from travelling, Penny can arrange for the court to take evidence from you at your home or in hospital.

We can visit you at your home or in hospital

Asbestos Case Study

Brett has been diagnosed with Asbestosis. He is 75.

Situation

Brett recalls being exposed to asbestos during his work when he was employed to cut pipes containing asbestos. He recalls that when he worked many decades ago, he was covered in dust from the pipes day after day. Brett has asked his respiratory physician whether the asbestos exposure years ago has been the cause of his Asbestosis and his respiratory physician believes it is likely that this was the case. 

Process & Outcome

Brett should seek advice from a lawyer about his right to claim damages for the pain and suffering he has and will experience and for the economic loss he will suffer including medical expenses and expenses relating to his care.

Asbestos Claims FAQs

Mesothelioma generally arises as a result of asbestos exposure in the past. If you have been diagnosed with this condition it is likely that you will be able to claim damages for the pain and suffering you have and will experience and for any economic loss you will suffer. You should seek legal advice and assistance as soon as possible.

You don't need to leave your home or hospital bed to make a claim of this nature. Penny can travel to you to get all the information needed to make such a claim. Once a case is started, evidence can be taken from you at your home or in hospital. You should seek legal advice as soon as possible if you believe you have an asbestos related claim.


Most cases relating to injuries caused by asbestos exposure settle before trial.