Work-related Asbestos Exposure
You do not need to be currently employed to seek compensation for an asbestos-related disease. In fact, you are entitled to submit a claim if:
- You are no longer working for the business or organisation at which the exposure occurred
- Your employer is no longer in business
- You were a contractor or self-employed
- You were employed by multiple businesses or organisations
- You contracted an asbestos-related disease via contact with someone who was exposed to asbestos (e.g. asbestos fibres were on clothing that you handled).
In New South Wales, work-based claims are processed by the Workers’ compensation Dust Diseases Authority (DDA). Wyatts have extensive and specialised experience with workers compensation and will provide you with the legal support you need to achieve the claim you deserve.
Non-work-related Asbestos Exposure
You are entitled to make a compensation claim if:
- Exposure occurred when you were not working
- Exposure occurred during home renovations
- You are not aware of when the exposure happened
In New South Wales, common Law claims are dealt with by the Dust Diseases Tribunal (DDT).
You are also entitled to claim compensation if:
- Exposure occurred many years ago, or occurred interstate or overseas
- Exposure was brief and limited
- Exposure happened on multiple occasions
- You currently smoke, or if you smoked at the time of the exposure.
Importantly, if you are a family member of someone that has passed away from an asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to claim compensation on behalf of their estate or as a dependent.
If you are uncertain as to whether you qualify for compensation, please contact Wyatts Compensation Lawyers today for your free initial consultation.