Dust Disease Claims

If you have been exposed to dangerously high levels of dust in the workplace, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Dangerous dust includes asbestos and crystalline silica, and other particles which are known to be carcinogenic, toxic, allergenic, or otherwise cause adverse effects on health.

If you have been exposed to dangerous dust in the workplace, in the course of employment, or in a variety of other situations, you may be entitled to seek compensation.

How do I lodge a dust disease compensation Claim?

What’s My Claim Worth partners with law firms throughout Australia that specialise in dealing with dust disease compensation claims. Our specialists can help assess your case and walk you through the steps so that you feel comfortable, supported and well prepared to pursue your dust disease claim. We help Australians receive compensation, and back that up with a No Win, No Fee guarantee.

Dust disease compensation claims we can help with include:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos-related pleural disease
  • Silicosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Coal Miners Black Lung (Pneumoconiosis)
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Timber Dust Exposure (Nasal Adenocarcinoma)
  • Benzene Poisoning

Dust disease claims should be pursued by anyone who has suffered one of the diseases listed above, or another dust-related disease. It’s important to remember that exposure to these harmful particles doesn’t always occur on a job site. Asbestos, in particular, can still be found in some homes. If you have been exposed without your knowledge, due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to seek compensation.

When and where should I lodge my claim?

If you suspect you have been exposed to dangerous dust, the first step is to report the incident to your employer. Document any exposure including the date, location, potential source, and any details of how you came to be exposed.

Visit a GP immediately if experiencing any respiratory problems or other symptoms. Once you have a diagnosis from a medical professional, What’s My Claim Worth can help you understand the value of your claim and your legal options, and connect you with an appropriate lawyer for your case.

The options for compensation available can vary dramatically depending on which state the exposure occurred in, when it occurred, which dangerous dust you were exposed to, whether you were exposed in the course of employment, and a number of other factors.

Pursuing such cases can be overwhelming, with large amounts of administrative work required — the last thing you need when suffering from a dust disease. This is where we can help.

What’s My Claim Worth’s network of legal professionals includes experts in dust disease compensation claims. Our lawyers can assist you in investigating and putting together your case while walking you through each stage of the process throughout the pursuit of the claim.

How much is my dust disease compensation claim worth?

What’s My Claim Worth’s expert advisors can help you get the real estimate of the value of your dust disease compensation claim. Supplied to you in a range, from worst-case to best-case, we help you learn the value of your claim.

We also use this information to look at other claim types to see if you may be eligible for other claims and connect you with the appropriate lawyer for your case.

No Win, No Fee

If you contact us for an assessment of your dust disease claim, you will have a choice to pass your details onto our expert network of dust disease compensation lawyers. Our network operates under a No Win, No Fee guarantee (excluding defendant costs if the claim is litigated) to ensure you have no out of pocket expenses to pursue your case.