Asbestos

Help when you need it most.

If you are about to start medical treatment for mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, we can help you with a claim for compensation.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you probably have a lot on your mind. The last thing you need is complex and costly legal speak.

How we can help you:

While an asbestos related disease diagnosis can be overwhelming, the most important thing to remember from a legal perspective is get advice quickly, from someone who knows what they are talking about.  

It is really important that you lodge a claim as quickly as possible.

This area of law is highly specialised, and so you need an expert to help you navigate the system; an expert who will take care of your case from start to finish, will explain to you what steps are involved and will fight for you as quickly as possible.

Call us on 1800 21 22 23 and talk to a lawyer today.

Why trust us to help you?

Our Senior Partner, Peter Gordon, won landmark cases in the 1980s that transformed how and when asbestos victims are recognised and compensated, including the first successful jury verdict for a mesothelioma sufferer in Victoria.

In the years following, he has represented many hard-working people and their families, who were unfairly exposed to toxic asbestos fibres.

He remains as passionate now, as he was then, about the rights of asbestos disease sufferers.

Watch this video where Peter talks about his landmark win.

How much will it cost?

We can help you get the compensation you deserve on a no win, no fee basis.

That means you don’t have the added burden or stress of up-front legal fees. You simply focus on you and your family and leave the fight to us.

Call us on 1800 21 22 23 for a free initial discussion with one of our lawyers today.

The fine print:

Asbestos is a fibre that was used in many building materials until it was finally banned in 2003. Although you would need a microscope to see its fibres or dust, when inhaled, asbestos can cause a range of illnesses, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and plural disease.

Many people associate asbestos diseases with workers, but there have been a second wave of people affected as a result of exposure at home, including kids playing around renovations.

Check out what our lawyer Victoria Keays had to say about this alarming trend in the Herald Sun.

If you want to read more information check out the following links:

https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/asbestos

https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/asbestos

https://www.cancer.org.au/preventing-cancer/workplace-cancer/asbestos.html

http://www.asbestos.vic.gov.au/in-the-workplace

Asbestos experts

Peter Gordon
Senior Partner

Peter is one of Australia’s most prominent class action lawyers. He has an unrivalled record of fighting for justice for working people, and has conducted many history-making class action cases, as well as a large number of individual actions. He established Gordon Legal to provide an unprecedented legal service to those who need it most.
 
Peter is also the President of the Western Bulldogs, which reflects his commitment to the community, his love of football and his desire to champion the underdog.

Victoria Keays
Victoria Keays
Principal Lawyer
Victoria Keays
Principal Lawyer

Victoria is an accredited specialist in personal injury law with a particular interest in asbestos litigation. Victoria has over 10 years’ experience in representing those suffering from all forms of asbestos diseases; including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease. Victoria is also passionate about achieving compensation for those afflicted by other occupational diseases, such as silicosis and occupational lung cancer.

Victoria has represented clients in a number of jurisdictions around Australia and has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a leading lawyer in the area of Dust Diseases.

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