Asbestos Diseases - Compensation Lawyers & Claims
Asbestos is a natural mineral fibre which was used in more than 3,000 Australian building products from the 1940s until 1985, including asbestos or fibro cement sheeting and heat-resistant clothing. Exposure to asbestos fibres and dust can result in diseases, which usually don’t reveal symptoms until decades later. Maurice Blackburn has a team of dedicated asbestos lawyers who can help people suffering from asbestos-related diseases make a claim for compensation.
Caring for the person: more than compensation
Maurice Blackburn's dedicated asbestos lawyers recognise that every moment is precious for someone who suffers from an asbestos disease as well as their loved ones. Whether you suffer from mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural plaques or another dust disease, we can help streamline your legal access to compensation to give you more time.
As a national law firm, we'll fight for your rights and provide legal assistance in whatever areas you need.
Our superannuation and insurance claims experts can help you with any claims you may be eligible to make through an insurance or superannuation policy.
Our employment lawyers can advise you about your work rights if you can no longer work as a result of your disease or you may be able to return to work but need some help with varied responsibilities.
And our lawyers can also help you get your legal affairs in order such as drafting a current Will, setting up powers of administration and advanced care directives.
Your asbestos and personal injury lawyer can put you in touch with any of these experts and ensure that you are cared for throughout the process.
Maurice Blackburn provides financial and in-kind support to associated services.
Do you live in New Zealand?
If you reside in New Zealand and were exposed to asbestos in Australia, you may be able to make a claim under Australia law. Contact us to discuss your situation with our expert experienced solicitors.
Do you have an asbestos lawsuit?
We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and throughout Australia. We also represent New Zealand clients who were exposed to Asbestos in Australia. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
Living with mesothelioma
For our client Susanne, the simple act of washing her husband’s work clothes led to a tragic diagnosis of mesothelioma.
Fred developed mesothelioma after working with asbestos products, so we helped him claim compensation for his suffering, helping to provide for his treatment and families financial security.
Derek used to be a competitive swimmer, but asbestos exposure at work limited what he could do, so we helped him successfully seek compensation.