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Asbestos Claims - Overview

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If you have developed an asbestos related disease, it is likely you are entitled to very substantial compensation.  

Asbestos is a natural mineral which was used in many products, buildings and work places in Australia. Products containing asbestos include “fibro” cement sheeting, insulation, weather boards and heat resistant clothing. As a result, a significant number of people have been exposed to it. Contracting an asbestos related disease does not mean you had prolonged exposure to asbestos. In a recent case, the Plaintiff was exposed for approximately 6 hours over 40 years ago. Further, the diseases take many years to be diagnosed.

To claim compensation, you need to be diagnosed with an asbestos related disease which includes asbestosis, pleural plaques, lung cancer or pleural mesothelioma. If you have been diagnosed, it is very important you immediately contact National Compensation Lawyers (NCL). Time is important for those with a critical diagnosis and time constraints are imposed by legislation.

To pursue a claim, it does not matter if the exposure happened decades ago, you changed jobs, you were exposed by multiple employers, your employer has ceased trading, you don’t know how or when you were exposed, you were self-employed, exposure did not happen at work, you were undertaking home renovations or you smoked. You may be entitled to sue former employers, manufacturers of the products or occupiers of the sites on which you were working.

Compensation may include past and future loss of earnings, past and future medical expenses, past and future care benefits, pain and suffering and benefits for dependents if the Claimant dies.  

We again reiterate, it is vital you contact National Compensation Lawyers if you or a family member are diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. These can be extremely aggressive. Legal proceedings need to be issued during the lifetime of a sufferer to preserve their rights.

You need expert advice regarding your rights and entitlements. We understand time is precious for you and your family. At National Compensation Lawyers, we provide this advice, ensure your claim is handled sympathetically with the urgency it deserves and that you receive your maximum compensation entitlements.

National Compensation Lawyers offer visiting services throughout Victoria. In addition, if you have an asbestos related disease which causes you to remain in hospital or leaves you house bound, we will come to you.

National Compensation Lawyers act on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. Simply put, this means that if we do not win, you do not pay our legal fees.  

Please read more about asbestos related disease claims in our FAQ section.

The Victorian Government have also set up an information page for Asbestos exposure – click here for further information.

Our Commitment to You

National Compensation Lawyers are Fearless. We will take on large corporations and their lawyers.

National Compensation Lawyers are Determined. We will fight to ensure you receive your maximum compensation entitlements.

National Compensation Lawyers are Compassionate. We genuinely care. We will guide you through the claim and legal process with patience and understanding.  

For more information or to arrange an obligation-free consultation with a lawyer, please call us on 1300 FEARLESS (1300 332 753).