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Asbestos Compensation Claims Victoria

If you’ve been exposed to Asbestos, then we can help

Asbestos Compensation Claims Victoria By The Asbestos Lawyers At Arnold Dallas Mcpherson Injury Lawyers

Our firm has an impeccable record of assisting clients suffering asbestos related injuries through the entire process of claiming compensation.

If your injury was as a result of direct exposure asbestos which has caused a serious illness such mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer, then you may be entitled to a financial compensation for your pain and suffering and financial loss you have endured.

We’ve acted for a great many asbestos victims over the years and have helped then secure a financial compensation as a result of injury and disease due to their exposure to asbestos.

Expert Asbestos Compensation Lawyers

You will have the one lawyer offering you personalised service at your side all the way through to your proper compensation.

Arnold Dallas McPherson Lawyers are experts in obtaining compensation for clients suffering asbestos related illnesses like mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. We ensure that claims are finalised as soon as possible to reduce any anxiety that can come from pursuing claims for compensation. We are experts in streamlining claims for compensation through the legal process.

With our vast experience in asbestos related illness claims we are able to pursue manufacturers of asbestos products and old employers (even if employment ceased many years ago and the company has now closed) for compensation.

Arnold Dallas McPherson Lawyers can take the stress out of pursuing compensation for you. We offer:

  • A personalised service, with an experienced Asbestos lawyer handling your claim from beginning  to end.
  • We will come visit you wherever is convenient.
  • Free, no obligation, advice about your circumstances.
  • No Win, No Fee, so you can feel comfortable about pursuing a claim.

We will work hard to maximise any lump sum payouts. We only ever charge reasonable and fair costs for assisting you. We are here to help you.

We believe we provide the best assistance in Asbestos claims in Victoria. Contact us if you want to experience this for yourself.

What Asbestos compensation can be claimed?

There are various types of compensation that can be claimed if someone is suffering from an asbestos related injury, including;

  • Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life;
  • Shortened life expectancy;
  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future care;
  • Loss of future earning capacity if you were working at the time of your diagnosis.

How long does a claim take?

It is common that claims for asbestos related injury can take about 3-4 months from the date of first consultation to settlement.

Who pays compensation for asbestos injuries?

We are experts in pursuing old employers who may have exposed someone many years ago to asbestos products. We have considerable experience in tracking down relevant insurance companies that are liable to pay compensation for employers, even where an employer has been out of business for many years.

A number of asbestos manufacturers are also regularly pursued for compensation, due to the knowledge they had of the dangerous products they produced.

Tip

The only other way to receive compensation for being unable to work is by making a Common Law (Fault) claim.

Legal Costs

Legal costs can be expensive, but we will do all we can to help. What we can do includes:

  • Free first interview
  • No charges until you win (in approved cases). Please discuss what this means at our first interview.
  • Paying for medical reports, Court fees, and other expenses (in approved cases).

We will discuss costs in detail with you at our first interview. We will always answer your questions about costs. We will clearly advise you of the total costs when you come to settle your claim, and pride ourselves on being able to be clear as to what you will receive in hand, after payment of costs, before you settle your case.

Asbestos Compensation FAQs

  • The most significant risk factor of contracting mesothelioma is by exposure to asbestos, more common when exposed to high levels of asbestos.
  • The law considers any exposure to asbestos someone may have had to have contributed to the development of the condition.
  • Therefore, if asbestos exposure can be established claims against former employers or manufacturers of asbestos products are easily made despite exposure often being decades before illness.

You can make a common law damages claim in Court if you are suffering from mesothelioma, seeking compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life;
  • Shortened life expectancy;
  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future care;
  • Loss of future earning capacity if you were still working at the time of your diagnosis.

It is hard to predict case by case, but ordinarily amounts of compensation made to people suffering from mesothelioma is in the order of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

It is important that you have a lawyer, like one of the team at Arnold Dallas McPherson, well experienced in maximising claims for asbestos related illnesses.

If you are suffering from a serious asbestos related illness, such as mesothelioma, claims are often made quickly through Court, as short as 3 months from the date court proceedings were commenced.

The Court orders claims for damages for mesothelioma to go through a Pre-Hearing Settlement Conference process which frequently allows the claim to be finalised prior to getting to a final Court Hearing.

These days, comparatively few asbestos cases run to a court hearing – most settle out of court.

If Arnold Dallas McPherson take on your claim to pursue damages due to a mesothelioma diagnosis then we would do so on a No – Win No – Fee basis.

In the event that you win or settle your claim it is common for the Defendant/s in an action to contribute substantially to legal costs. Any shortfall of costs that is likely to be payable by you will be fully explained to you prior to commencing the claim.

Yes it is likely that you can. If you have been diagnosed as suffering asbestosis it is likely you have been exposed to substantial levels of asbestos dust in your work during your lifetime.

It is usually possible to pursue a claim for damages you have suffered, including pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, due to exposure to asbestos.

Please contact us and we will readily be able to advise you of your chances of pursuing a claim for asbestosis.

Got any questions?

Our Asbestos Compensation Lawyers are here and ready to answer any of your questions.

We are ready to listen to you and your story and help you move forward with your life. Call us for a free case evaluation. It doesn't cost you anything to know where you stand.

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