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.
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.
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.
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.
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.