Assistance for dying worker after asbestos exposure

Assistance for dying worker after asbestos exposure

Adviceline Injury Lawyers has recently settled a case for a worker suffering a terminal illness as a result of exposure to asbestos through his employment.

Several decades ago, the Victorian man was exposed to asbestos as a result of his employment as a maintenance worker. In late April 2014, the worker underwent scans which revealed he was suffering from mesothelioma and his condition was terminal.

Bree Knoester of Adviceline Injury Lawyers was instructed by the worker to investigate his potential entitlements in early May 2014 and proceedings were quickly issued to protect his interests. Negotiations were entered into with the Defendant, and a resolution was reached 21 days after receiving his initial instructions.

The litigation process is often very slow to progress, but exceptions are made for injured workers suffering a terminal illness. This includes people who have been injured at work, but may be suffering a non-related life threatening illness. It is therefore very important that you move quickly to seek expert legal advice if you have suffered an injury and your condition is incurable.

If you or someone you know has been injured at work or through asbestos exposure, we invite you to contact one of our injury experts on (03) 9321 9988.

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