Were you exposed to asbestos while renovating your home?
Have you been exposed to asbestos or to other harmful dusts (e.g. silica) while at work?
Have you been the victim of chemical exposure or poisoning?
Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease?
Have you contracted an asbestos-related disease from washing a family member’s work clothes?
Exposure to chemical spills, or long-term contact with industrial, cleaning, agricultural or veterinary chemicals can have devastating impacts on your health and wellbeing. Chemical poisoning can occur when toxic chemicals are swallowed, inhaled or when they come in contact with the skin. Amoungst others, symptoms include nausea and vomiting, dizziness, breathlessness, abdominal pain, burns, irritation of the eyes, skin and mouth, or unconsciousness. Whether the effects are immediate, or appear after prolonged exposure, poisoning can result in chronic injury, disease, disability, pain and suffering.
Exposure to asbestos or other harmful dusts when sawing, sanding, drilling, crushing, grinding or handling can also have profoundly negative health consequences. Patients with asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, or other dust-related diseases (e.g. Farmers’ Lung or Silicosis) require substantial medical treatment, care and support (and the financial and psychological costs can be overwhelming.
Consequently, victims of toxic chemical, asbestos and other dust exposure are entitled under Australian law to claim compensation.
The team at Wyatts Compensation Lawyers understands the financial, physical, practical and emotional challenges associated with asbestos, dust and toxic chemical exposure. That is why we warmly offer our services to you: to alleviate the stress of claiming compensation and to offer legal support so that together we can attain the outcome you deserve.
You deserve support and care. You deserve respect.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers is one of Sydney’s most experienced personal injury and Workers Compensation legal firms. Our Directors Julie Wyatt and Neville Wyatt have extensive experience in compensation and Personal Injury Law, and both have a highly-respected record within the legal community. Neville is an accredited specialist in personal injury law and has represented clients at all levels of the legal system. Julie has an extensive legal career and a strong history in pursuing workers’ rights. She has successfully led high-profile mediations and has wide-ranging experience dealing with government agencies and insurance companies.
Together, our highly-qualified and dedicate team has more than 200 years of combined experience so you know that you will have the best people by your side. At Wyatts, our commitment is to offer every client a comprehensive, personalised, thoughtful and attentive service. We understand that you are more than a “case number” and we will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.
We are committed to supporting you as you take this important step towards claiming the compensation you deserve.
We listen. We care.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers offer:
If you are looking for a compensation lawyer to provide you with a comprehensive and personalised service, please call Wyatts today on 1800 773 880 or contact us using our online form.
Asbestos-related diseases include:
Early symptoms of an asbestos-related disease do not typically appear until 10-50 years after exposure. For more information on these diseases, please visit the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia. If you are uncertain as to whether you are entitled to make a compensation claim, please contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Chronic lung diseases can be caused by inhaling certain powders or dust. While most dust diseases are cause by asbestos, there are some other products that are harmful when inhaled. These include:
Heavy and prolonged exposure to dust generated by these products can lead to associated diseases:
Dust-diseases lead to a number of symptoms, including coughing, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and mucus in the airways.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers are highly-qualified and well-respected within the compensation and personal injury legal profession. Contact one of our team today and begin the journey towards claiming the compensation you deserve.
Compensation can cover both economic and non-economic costs:
Compensation can help you cover the following:
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers will give you the legal support you need to make the most of your compensation claim.
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:
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:
In New South Wales, common Law claims are dealt with by the Dust Diseases Tribunal (DDT).
You are also entitled to claim compensation if:
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.
If you have an asbestos-related disease, or if you have acquired an illness or injury from toxic chemical exposure, we can be the helping-hand you need at this difficult time. Our specialised team of personal injury and compensation lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in making a compensation claim. We are committed to securing the best possible outcome from you and your family.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers have four offices conveniently located in the Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Liverpool and Rockdale. Call Wyatts today on 1800 773 880 or contact us via our online form for an attentive and personalised service. Remember to ask for more information about our No Win, No Fee policy.