Asbestos Related Disease Lawyers

Have you been diagnosed with an asbestos disease? vbr Lawyers supports people in Sydney and all over New South Wales to get the compensation you deserve for your asbestos disease.

Typically takes less than 30 minutes.

  • Win more for less
  • No win, no fee
  • Award-winning team

What is an asbestos disease?

Asbestos diseases are a group of serious health conditions caused by asbestos exposure. If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, then you are highly likely to be entitled to legal compensation.

Asbestos exposure can lead to severe health complications, like mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. These diseases can take many decades to develop following exposure to asbestos.

Do you have an asbestos-related disease claim?

There are specific criteria you need to meet to claim compensation for asbestos-related diseases. If you’re trying to determine whether you might have a claim, here’s what you should consider.


You must have a confirmed medical diagnosis of an asbestos-related illness, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis.


For any compensation entitlement, it is vitally important that an accurate history is taken of your past exposure to asbestos, whether that’s from employment activity, self-employment, home renovations or other sources. vbr Lawyers has the industry knowledge and experience gained from our many past cases to ensure a proper and accurate history is taken. This allows us to identify the most efficient pathway to compensation for you quickly.

Efficient Claim Process

We understand that the last thing our clients want is an inexperienced lawyer “reinventing the wheel” and pursuing claim processes and parties that are ineffective in recovering compensation. We are experts at identifying the best entities to pursue for past periods of asbestos exposure to ensure any compensation entitlements are maximised. This includes claims against employers and the manufacturers of asbestos building and insulation products.

Timely action

It’s important to act quickly after diagnosis to ensure your case is completed in a prompt manner, as many asbestos related conditions can significantly reduce your life expectancy.

Legal representation

Always speak with an asbestos related disease lawyer to assess your claim and navigate the legal process.

There are three different kinds of claims.

If you were exposed to asbestos while working in New South Wales, you have three options to claim compensation:

  1. Statutory claim with ICare, The Dust Diseases Authority of New South Wales.
  2. Common law claim against your former employer(s) or their workers’ compensation insurers.
  3. A Common law claim against the manufacturer of the asbestos products.


Our experienced asbestos disease lawyers can help you choose the best option based on your circumstances.

Family members who were also exposed to asbestos or dependents of deceased persons may also make a compensation claim.

We understand the life-altering nature of asbestos exposure & these diseases. vbr Lawyers has your back in your asbestos compensation claim.

Types of asbestos diseases

Asbestos exposure can lead to various diseases. Here are some common types of asbestos-related illnesses.


A rare and aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart.


A chronic lung disease characterised by scarring and inflammation of lung tissue.

Lung Cancer

Asbestos exposure increases the risk of developing lung cancer, particularly in smokers.

Asbestos Related Pleural Disease

There are many types of asbestos related pleural diseases, including diffuse pleural thickening, asbestos related pleural effusions, and pleural plaques.

Reduced quality of life

Asbestos related diseases can significantly impact your quality of life, limiting your ability to perform daily activities.

What can be claimed in asbestos related disease claims?

Your asbestos compensation claim should aim to provide compensation for a range of losses and expenses specific to your illness. Here are some common losses in asbestos claims.

Pain and suffering

Damages for physical and emotional pain caused by your asbestos related disease.  This makes up the bulk of any damages award.

Medical expenses

Costs for expenses like medical treatment, surgery, chemotherapy, and other necessary treatments.

Past & future care

Compensation for care (gratuitous and paid) that has or will be required because of an asbestos related illness.

Lost income

Compensation for income lost due to the illness, including past and future income.

Rehabilitation costs

Costs associated with any rehabilitation or medical care linked with rehabilitation.

Other related expenses

Compensation for additional expenses paid due to an asbestos related disease, like travel for medical appointments.

The Asbestos Disease claims process

Talk with a lawyer

The first step is always a chat with our asbestos lawyers. vbr Lawyers will chat with you to find out all about your claim and what steps you’ve taken so far. This chat will typically take around 30 minutes.

Get a letter of advice

You’ll receive a letter of advice within a few days of that first chat. We write these and ensure they’re really easy to understand and detail our recommendations for your claim.

Start the process

Once you confirm you’re ready to begin the process, we’ll get started. The process is specific to the claim, but this typically begins with us lodging the relevant paperwork and notifying the relevant parties.

When it comes to asbestos related disease compensation claims, we’re a little bit different.

At vbr Lawyers, we take a compassionate, determined approach to your asbestos disease related claim.

Win more for less

It’s a maximised compensation claim with minimised costs.

No Win, No Fee

We offer a “no win, no fee” arrangement, providing peace of mind during the legal process.

An award-winning

You’ll get professional advice and representation from our award-winning team with extensive experience in asbestos related disease cases.

Compassionate approach

We know living with an asbestos related disease can be challenging. We take a compassionate approach to supporting you through your claim.

Personalised service

We take an approach that is the opposite of the big firms. Our service will be personalised to your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common symptoms of asbestos-related diseases?

Asbestos-related diseases can cause a range of symptoms, which will vary depending on the specific illness. The most common symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent cough
  • Chest pain

Unexplained weight loss over time.

Can family members of individuals with asbestos related diseases make a claim?

In some cases, family members of individuals with asbestos related diseases may be eligible to file claims for loss of companionship and support.  Claiming compensation as a family member of someone with asbestos disease can be complicated. We recommend seeking legal advice from an experienced asbestos disease lawyer so you can understand your rights and the options available to you.

What expenses can I claim in an asbestos related disease case?

You may be able to claim a range of different expenses for your asbestos related disease claim.

Pain and suffering

Damages for any physical and emotional distress caused by asbestos related diseases.  This makes up the bulk of any damages award.

Medical expenses

Costs related to medical treatment, tests, and ongoing care for silicosis.

Past & Future Care

Compensation for care (gratuitous and paid) that has or will be required because of an asbestos related disease.

Lost income

Compensation for income lost due to your illness, including past and future earnings.

Rehabilitation costs

Support for necessary rehabilitation and medical care.

Other related expenses

Compensation for additional expenses related to your asbestos related disease such as travel for medical appointments.

Our asbestos related disease lawyers have your back. Let’s talk about your claim.

Make vbr Lawyers your partner through your asbestos related disease compensation claim. A multi-award-winning firm with a stellar reputation, our lawyers have your back.

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