Making an asbestos claim in Melbourne: where to begin

16/05/2019

Getting started on your asbestos claim

Making an asbestos claim can really seem like an overwhelming process.

At Gordon Legal, with Victoria’s most experienced asbestos team, we can make it easier for you. We have the experience, compassion and determination to get you and your family the justice you deserve.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, it’s important to know that it’s likely you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and loss of past or future income, amongst other things. It’s important that you get the right advice as soon as possible, as strict time limits do apply to bringing a claim.

We’re here to help. And if you can’t get to our office, we can come to you.

On top of everything else going on, we know that making your asbestos claim might seem daunting, confusing, and basically the last thing you want to add to your plate.

We see many people who are unsure if their asbestos claim is valid, for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you don’t know when you were exposed? Or you might consider your exposure to be too trivial, brief or long ago. Maybe you don’t work for your employer anymore, or you could have worked in multiple places where exposure to asbestos occurred.

It doesn’t matter what reason you might think of, it’s important not to be deterred by these doubts. We see clients who were exposed in all kinds of circumstances, across a range of timelines and differences.

Our friendly experts can streamline this process and help investigate the key elements of your potential claim.

According to Safe Work Australia, there were 176 workers compensated for asbestos claims in 2017, totalling $85 million in payments. So, claims like yours might be more common than you think. And whilst every claim is different, some can be resolved in a matter of weeks.

If you think you might want to investigate further, or you have any questions about a potential asbestos claim, jump on the phone and contact our friendly staff in our Melbourne office on (03) 9603 3000 and let us walk you through it – we'd be happy to.