How does the claims process work?

We offer a No Win, No Fee arrangement, meaning that if we proceed with a claim you will only have to pay legal costs if you receive compensation.

We are committed to maximising the compensation to be received by people who are affected by an asbestos related injury or illness.  We only charge for the work we do and in most cases we cap our costs so that you receive the majority of your compensation.

Step 1 Seek medical treatment and request a full medical assessment including chest x-rays and lung function testing.  It is helpful to tell your doctor or health provider the circumstances of your injury/illness from the first consultation.  If your exposure was after 1 September 1985 and in the course of your employment, it may be recommended that you complete and lodge a WorkCover claim.  If your claim is accepted, a WorkCover insurer will be responsible for your medical and like expenses.  To ensure that you get the most out of your WorkCover claim it is important to seek legal advice.
Step 2 Call one of our expert injury lawyers on (03) 9321 9988 and book your free appointment for preliminary advice about your rights and possible entitlements.
Step 3 We will write to your treating doctors and other healthcare providers to obtain medical reports and records.  Once we have a medical report confirming your diagnosis, we will advise you on whether you have a potential common law claim.  A common law claim can be made if you were exposed to asbestos due to the negligence of a person or a company such as the manufacturer of an asbestos product.
Step 4 If we recommend a common law claim, we will commence court proceedings in the Supreme Court seeking compensation for your pain and suffering, economic loss and medical and like expenses (if applicable).
Step 5 The Supreme Court will allocate a timetable for your claim.  A Pre-Trial Conference will be scheduled between your legal counsel and the lawyers on the opposing side to see if your claim can be settled.  Many claims settle at or after a Pre-Trial Conference.

To speak directly to one of our expert injury lawyers, call (03) 9321 9988.
Your first appointment is free and we offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ service.

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