We are able to assist you if you have suffered from these diseases:-
- Asbestosis pleural related disease;
- Lung cancer with asbestosis exposure;
- Coal dust and hard metal pneumoconiosis;
- Farmers lung;
- Silico tuberculosis;
People can experience anyone of the above diseases for which compensation is payable arising from work related activities or possibly from exposure in civil life at a place of residence, work location and/or as a result of someone else’s’ negligence. Most common symptoms include shortness of breath, dry cough, fatigue and general pain and it takes between 5 and 20 years for symptoms to develop in many instances. There is a gradual duration of fibrosis so that symptoms worsen over time. In the much more significant area of Mesothelioma once this is diagnosed a patient may only have a few days or months to live and it is absolutely critical that urgent legal action is initiated by lodgement of a claim in both the dust diseases tribunal and the Supreme Court of Queensland to protect the rights of the individual and the family of the person suffering from the disease.
Full damages can be obtained for a person with a dust disease including Asbestosis and Mesothelioma including:-
- Pain and suffering;
- Past, present and future wage loss;
- Past, present and future medical treatment expenses;
- Homecare costs including past and future care;
- Out of pocket expenses generally;
- Nervous shock.
Additionally family members that have suffered stress, anxiety causing rise to a psychiatric condition for depression, severe anxiety are also entitled to claim for their losses including pain and suffering, past, present and future wage loss as well as other heads of damages.
There are no time limits for claims under Asbestosis, Mesothelioma and dust disease claims but it is important to initiate an action in the Dust Diseases Tribunal and the Supreme Court with absolute urgency as such conditions deteriorate rapidly and evidence needs to be put before these legal tribunals/courts to ensure the best possible result for family members and the injured person (Plaintiff).