At Injury Legal, we are experts in dust disease claims and we act on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Some examples of dust diseases include:
· Asbestos related pleural plaques/disease
· Asbestos related lung cancer
· Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (also known as black lung and CWP)
· Coal dust related lung cancer
· Occupational asthma
· Farmers lung
· Silico tuberculosis
In Queensland, although there is no longer any time limit within which you must commence a civil (common-law) claim for a dust-related illness (including those caused by asbestos exposure), you must commence court proceedings during your lifetime, failing which some of the damages/compensation to which you and your estate are entitled will be extinguished upon your death.
If your claim relates to dust or asbestos exposure through your employment you may be entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits. In Queensland, a workers’ compensation claim for a dust-related injury must be lodged within six months of the date of your diagnosis, although limited exceptions apply.
Additionally, if you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness relating to your employment, you may be able to claim and receive workers’ compensation benefits during your lifetime.
Any civil or workers’ compensation claim for a dust-related illness should be pursued as quickly as possible and during your lifetime to ensure that as much supportive evidence as possible is able to be obtained.
If you need help with or advice about a dust-related illness claim, contact one of our dust disease claim experts for a free, confidential, no-obligation chat about your rights on 07 3001 2900 or Start Your Claim by clicking here.