Asbestos or Mesothelioma

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Claims

Asbestos or Mesothelioma

Asbestos and Mesothelioma diseases are not noticeable at first exposure. The exposure to this harmful airborne fibre is life threatening and terminal if not cautious and can take years to show signs of illness. Personal protection equipment should be worn in any possible environment that may contain this fibre. People that can develop these diseases can be builders, electricians, carpenters, plasterers, brick layers, insulators, industrial workers, mechanics and even families that wash their spouses work clothing at home. If you have been diagnosed with Asbestos or Mesothelioma or have been diagnosed with any of relative disease then you should find out your legal rights. Due to the long term slow showing signs of these illnesses there is no limitation to pursue a compensation claim.

Medical
The signs after being exposed to asbestos are not easy to detect. As the symptoms onset vary with everyone, it is necessary to have check-ups regularly once being exposed to this environment. You should see a medical specialist to investigate your lung capacity and damage. This would usually entail radiology scans of the chest and a visit to a Pulmonologist to assess the scans and discuss the diagnosis.

Legal
As the signs of this disease are slow and ongoing there is no limitation period for an asbestos compensation claim. You should seek legal advice sooner rather than later once diagnosis is complete. If you have been diagnosed and have a disease related to asbestos then you may be able to make an asbestos claim even if:
  • you have left employment where the asbestos contact occurred,
  • the exposure was many years ago,
  • you have been employed with numerous companies,
  • you were a sub contractor or self employed,
  • your previous employer closed shop,
  • you have been a smoker,
  • not sure exactly where the exposure may have occurred, and
  • possibly if the exposure was in another state or overseas.