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Dust Disease Claims

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Certain occupations expose individuals to high levels of dust, which can lead to serious health conditions. If you are suffering from a dust-related illness such as silicosis, asbestosis or mesothelioma, GMP Law is here to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Our team of specialised personal injury law solicitors work hard to ensure you are rightfully compensated for your illness, as quickly as possible.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our solicitors to examine the merit of your case and advise you accordingly.

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Understanding dust disease and compensation claims

Dust disease refers to various chronic lung conditions that occur due to harmful exposure to hazardous, dangerous dust.

Dust disease occurs mainly in those who work in occupational careers such as manufacturing, installation, sandblasting, tunnelling and mining. Those who consider themselves labourers or tradesmen have likely come in contact with the hazardous dust particles, heightening the exposure risk and increasing the chances of suffering from a dust disease.

The most common exposure to toxic dusts include asbestos, bagasse, cotton, mouldy hay, silica and straw. 

Most commonly, claimants of dust-related diseases are those who have been at exposed at work, but are now retired. Initial exposure may not lead to immediate illness; symptoms of dust-related diseases can develop years after being exposed to harmful dust. Over the last few decades, there have been significant changes in health and safety regulations. Today, occupational workers benefit from improved protocols to safeguard their respiratory health.

Despite the advancements in workplace safety, we continue to support clients with dust disease claims. Dust-related illnesses can still arise in younger adults.

If you, or a family member, are suffering from a dust disease or a similar condition as a result of inhaling harmful particles, you may be entitled to compensation.

Health issues and symptoms of dust disease

Are you worried about your current state of health? Have you worked in an occupation in the past and were exposed to dust particles, but you’re not sure if you’re experiencing a dust-related disease? 

Below are some of the common symptoms related to dust conditions:

While you are not required to get a medical evaluation before speaking to us, dust disease can be confirmed with a CT scan from a healthcare professional.

If you are experiencing any of dust-disease symptoms, it’s time to take action. Contact GMP Law to seek the compensation you deserve.

Am I eligible for dust disease compensation?

Those medically diagnosed with a chronic lung disease may be entitled to compensation providing that:

  1. There is medical evidence confirming the presence of a chronic lung disease.

  2. Claimants seeking common law damages against their employer or a third party can demonstrate that the lung disease resulted from negligence, or a breach of duty of care.

If your chronic lung disease is not caused by harmful particles, you are not eligible for compensation under a dust disease claim. Similarly, if your condition is not classified as a dust disease, such as pleural plaques, you cannot claim compensation.

Our Process

How to make a dust disease claim

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Filing a claim for a dust disease may appear complicated and challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. At GMP Law, we will support you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits from your dust disease claim.

We offer a no-obligation consultation directly with our personal injury law solicitors to help you understand your claim eligibility, potential compensation entitlements, and the legal process.

No two dust disease cases are ever the same, but typically, claims take between one year and 18 months to resolve. We understand that these claims are time-sensitive in nature, and we will work hard to advocate for you based on the state of your health.

Our guarantee
No Win, No Fee Dust Disease Lawyers

Not all ‘No Win No Fee’ legal firms are the same. Here at GMP Law, we cover 100% of all upfront costs.

Our no win, no fee guarantee

We take on 100% of all upfront costs for you. If you don’t win, we won’t charge you anything for our work — that is the basis of our law firm.

This approach also signifies that if — in the rare instance — we do not win your case, you will not be required to pay a contingency fee for our work together.

This means that you can focus more on healing, without the additional worry of legal costs by seeking the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Upon winning your case, we do not charge a percentage of the settlement — as may be commonly expected. Rather, we charge based on our time.

We are dedicated to serving Australia with the utmost commitment to our clients’ success and satisfaction, as evidenced by our 98% success rate and $4 billion in settlements delivered. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

More information about dust disease claims

Commonly asked questions concerning dust diseases and lung disease claims.

If you or a loved one is suffering from a lung disease caused by inhaling harmful particles, you may be entitled to compensation, even if you are a smoker.

There is a real concern throughout the legal and medical worlds of a third-wave of asbestos disease sufferers from DIY home renovations, unknowingly exposing themselves to the dire harms of asbestos. If you are concerned that you may be suffering from a dust disease, contact us.

One of the most common illnesses linked to asbestos exposure in Australia is mesothelioma, which is a cancer that usually develops either in the lining of the lungs or the stomach. Lung-based diagnoses, known as pleural mesothelioma, are far more common than abdominal – or peritoneum – mesothelioma.

Every person’s circumstances are unique, so it can be difficult to accurately estimate the speed at which your case will be resolved. 

Our experienced dust disease lawyers understand the importance of proceeding with claims as quickly as possible. In our experience, claims typically settle between a few months, up to 18 months. 

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Our difficult case policy

At Gerard Malouf & Partners, it’s our professional obligation to strive for maximum justice and achievable compensation.

Our difficult case policy ensures that our senior lawyers and experienced management team oversee notably challenging cases. This makes sure that we achieve the best results for our clients seeking accident injury compensation.

We maintain integrity by not accepting a case if we believe it is unlikely to result in compensation, or if the costs to our client outweigh the benefits.

This is our core philosophy and what differentiates us from other law firms.

We're here to help maximise your compensation

Book your free, confidential consultation with one of our dust disease lawyers using the form below, or simply call us 1800 004 878.

About Us
Gerard Malouf & Partners have provided friendly, experienced legal advice to communities across Australia for over 35 years. Our Personal Injury Lawyers have taken on ten’s of thousands of cases and we are proud to have won billions of dollars for our clients.
Meet the diverse and dynamic team of compensation lawyers and supporting staff that have made this all happen below. Our multi-lingual team can discuss your claims in Arabic, Assyrian, Turkish, Greek, Italian, French, Serbian, Croatian, Armenian, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi or Malayalam.
Meet the diverse and dynamic team of compensation lawyers and supporting staff that have made this all happen below. Our multi-lingual team can discuss your claims in Arabic, Assyrian, Turkish, Greek, Italian, French, Serbian, Croatian, Armenian, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi or Malayalam.

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