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.


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.

No win. No fee.

Your first consultation is free and without obligation. If we recommend going ahead with your case, we will only charge you for our legal services if you get some compensation.

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Client Connect.

Through Client Connect you can check in with us at any time. You can contact Penny at any time of the day by email, phone or text and she will respond within 24 hours or sooner if it is urgent.

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Case Tracker.

Case Tracker allows you to find out what is happening on your case, the stage your case has reached and the steps that are being taken, at any time.

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