Do you have an asbestos claim?
Exposure to asbestos was widespread through its use as a building material in Australia from the 1940’s to the late 1980’s. Its use was not banned until the end of 2003.
Of course the exposure was not limited to the construction industry, or even those passively exposed, such as children watching or assisting their parents' DIY work around their home. Many workers were exposed in factories and other workplaces such as motor mechanics' shops, because of the presence of asbestos in components like brake linings and gaskets.
While the popular perception is that the related diseases only affect those who have entered into retirement age, and it is the case that the peak in deaths from Mesothelioma in Australia will occur between 2014 and 2021, there are increasing reports of the diseases showing up in those in their 20’s or 30’s.
It is also the case that exposure to asbestos, and many other dusts and toxic substances, may lead to diseases such as lung, bowel, laryngeal and even gastrointestinal cancer. Cases of these related diseases are expected to peak between this year and 2020.
While it is not the case that every exposure will result in the contracting of a disease, it is important that those who become aware of any exposure seek legal advice now so that they can be placed on the Registers which are available for that purpose.
However, if you are diagnosed with an asbestos related disease it is of critical importance for you to seek legal assistance at the earliest opportunity, as you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Peter Tisdall has practiced in Beenleigh in the area of personal injuries since 1979 and he will act for you to ensure your interests are protected and your claim properly prosecuted. These matters are conducted by Peter on the same basis as a motor vehicle, work, slip and fall, and all other personal injury claims. You can see Peter in a free consultation, either at our office or in your home, and your claim will be conducted on a strict "no win no fee" basis, so that you will not be required to make any payment during the course of the claim.