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The process of an asbestos case

When you work with Slater and Gordon, you’ll have the support of a team of caring lawyers, law clerks and support staff with over 35 years of experience fighting hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

We’ll ensure we make the entire process as simple and stress free as possible for you, while fighting fiercely behind the scenes, so you can concentrate on what’s important. Many members of our team have worked together for many years; we know how to pave the way for you together.

Every asbestos case is different. They can take as little as a few weeks depending on your case or your health, but there are a number of steps you may go through in the process. Our expert and caring team of experts will guide you through all of these stages to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

If you've been exposed at any point, you have rights to compensation

If you have an asbestos-related disease, it's possible you can make an asbestos claim even if:

  • You have since left that employment where the asbestos exposure occurred

  • Your asbestos exposure occurred many decades ago

  • You have worked for many employers

  • You were self-employed or a contractor

  • Your employer went out of business years ago

  • You were a heavy smoker

  • You are not sure where or how your asbestos exposure occurred

  • Your exposure occurred interstate or overseas

The vast majority of people diagnosed with an asbestos related disease in Australia have valuable rights to compensation.

You could be entitled to a range of benefits

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, it's very likely that you're entitled to asbestos compensation. Compensation may include amounts for:

  • Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life

  • Past and future medical expenses

  • Past and future loss of income

  • The commercial cost of assistance around the home, in the garden and nursing care (even if that assistance is being provided voluntarily by relatives and friends)

  • Out of pocket expenses, such as travel to medical appointments

  • If your partner or a family member dies as a result of an asbestos related condition, a claim for compensation may still be available to the estate and/or the dependants of the deceased. The claim may be limited to the financial consequences of the death.

We have the compassion and spirit to fight your case properly, contact us today

We're proud to act for people from all walks of life, some with life threatening asbestos related illnesses, others with illnesses that limit their enjoyment of life. If you have an asbestos related injury and the claim is worth your while, we would be honoured to act for you.

Get in touch today and we can:

  • Help you understand what you’re entitled to, at no initial cost or obligation

  • Help you get compensation for your illness

  • Make the entire process simple for you, by coming to your home or hospital

  • Help you work out how you were exposed. We'll conduct all necessary investigations and inquiries, with the help of our database.

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If you have a question, want some more information or would just like to speak to someone, make an enquiry now and our Asbestos team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Call us on 1800 444 141