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Claiming compensation for black lung
Maurice Blackburn offer professional legal services for people diagnosed with black lung. If you have suffered from black lung, our occupational diseases lawyers can help determine if you have a claim.
Black lung, also known as pneumoconiosis, is a disease that causes a shortness of breath, coughing, and tightness of the chest. Among those most at risk are coal miners and manufacturers of graphite and carbon products.
Black lung is not currently covered under the worker's compensation scheme, but the recent emergence of cases in Queensland has resulted in a review of regulations and legislation, with workers once again seeking personal injury compensation.
Black lung lawyers
Symptoms of black lung often develop 10-15 years after serious exposure to coal dust. If you are diagnosed with black lung, our expert occupational lawyers can examine and compile your case, and assist you in making a claim.
There are no statutory time limits for making your claim. We can examine your case even if you were diagnosed decades ago, you’re now retired or if your employer is no longer in business, although you should seek legal assistance as soon as you are diagnosed.
If your claim is successful you may be awarded compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of expectancy of life.
Speak to us today; it doesn’t cost you anything to know where you stand.
We have Queensland offices in Brisbane, Browns Plains, Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Mackay, Rockhampton, Strathpine, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, and Townsville.