Mesothelioma is a form of cancer, which is the unfortunate and deadly result of exposure to asbestos fibres. Given its fatal nature, individuals with mesothelioma are often left unable to work and families lose a loved one.
Unfortunately, there is typically a very large incubation time between original exposure and presentation of symptoms – and mesothelioma can develop from any range of exposure, even the smallest amount.
There is no rhyme or reason why some individuals develop mesothelioma and others do not, unlike other forms of asbestos-related illnesses, like asbestosis, it is not linked to the duration or extremity of exposure.
Mesothelioma claims can be complex, so it’s important to talk to one of our expert mesothelioma lawyers quickly so that you can understand your options.
Because mesothelioma is fatal, our lawyers are experienced in handling loss of dependency claims linked to asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. If you have lost a loved one to the condition, our lawyers can provide you with free, confidential advice about your options – when you’re ready.
In the event of mesothelioma, your finances can be one of your biggest concerns – especially if you are unable to work. That’s why it’s comforting to know that all our claims (yours included) are run under our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
Mesothelioma Compensation Claim Process Brisbane, QLD
Given the diagnosis of mesothelioma, it’s likely that you already have medical treatment in place – if you do not, seeking medical attention should be your first step.
Once you have received medical treatment, and likely an ongoing treatment plan, it’s important to talk to one of our expert mesothelioma lawyers as soon as is reasonably possible.
As mentioned, mesothelioma typically has a very long incubation period, so your exposure could have occurred many years ago. If you have records pertaining to your exposure, or have a fair idea where you believe this could have occurred, it’s important to provide everything you can to your lawyer.
Where your exposure occurred will dictate the type of claim that your lawyer will assist you with – for if it happened at work, you will likely be looking at a workers compensation claim.
If your exposure occurred at work, you may be on WorkCover benefits. It’s important to note that these benefits will eventually cease and you may be made a one-off lump sum offer.
It’s vitally important that before you accept any offer from WorkCover, you discuss your claim with an expert lawyer. Once you accept a lump-sum offer from WorkCover, you will never be able to make a Common Law compensation claim for the same injury.
Your lawyer can discuss this with you and ensure that you proceed down the best path so that you can receive maximum compensation.
If you would like free, confidential advice about a mesothelioma claim, you can call and talk to one of our expert mesothelioma lawyers today.
Calculating Mesothelioma Claims Compensation in Brisbane, QLD
Given the traumatic and fatal nature of mesothelioma, the claims associated with this illness tend to be quite large – especially where there are a number of dependants and large financial implications.
The severity of your illness and its impact upon your life will dictate your final compensation amount.
Your expert mesothelioma lawyer will discuss all available avenues for compensation – including a claim for the ill individual as well as any potential loss of dependency claims.
Mesothelioma is a traumatic diagnosis for any individual, as well as their family. It’s important that when you are ready, you speak with one of our expert lawyers to understand your rights and what avenues you may have.
Mobile Mesothelioma Lawyers: We Come to You!
Need a Free Case Review? We come to you, no matter where you are in Queensland.
We understand that you are likely in ongoing pain and struggling with the daily challenges of life post-diagnosis. To ensure the entire legal process is as stress-free as possible, our lawyers will always happily come to you – either at the hospital, your home or a local café – wherever is easiest for you.
If you prefer to meet in one of our offices, you are always welcome at our head office in Brisbane’s CBD or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.