Mesothelioma Lawyer

Have you been diagnosed with Mesothelioma? We have a team of Mesothelioma lawyers across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the rest of Queensland. We’re dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve.

Typically takes less than 30 minutes.

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What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart, and is invariably linked to asbestos exposure. When asbestos fibres are inhaled or ingested, they can become lodged in the body, causing a malignant process to develop, which eventually leads to Mesothelioma.

It’s a disease that can take decades to develop from exposure to onset of symptoms.  While it is somewhat rare, it’s a serious condition with a significant impact on those affected and their families.

Do you have a Mesothelioma-related disease claim?

You need to meet specific criteria to claim compensation for asbestos-related diseases like Mesothelioma. If you’re trying to work out whether you might have a claim, here’s what you should consider.

There are three different types of claims

There are three compensation options for Mesothelioma claims.

  1. Statutory claim with WorkCover Queensland
  2. Common law claim against your employer
  3. A Common law claim against the manufacturer of the asbestos products

With a team of experienced Mesothelioma lawyers, we can help you choose the best type of claim for you, based on the circumstances. Family members who were exposed to asbestos and dependents of deceased persons are also eligible to claim compensation.

Mesothelioma is a life-changing disease. vbr Lawyers understands the challenging nature of your Mesothelioma claim and has your back as you navigate the process.

There are three main types of Mesothelioma

What compensation can be claimed in Mesothelioma claims?

Mesothelioma compensation claims provide an individual with significant compensation for the pain and suffering caused by this terrible disease process.  There are also many other damages that can be claimed in a case.  Here are some common damages claimed in Mesothelioma compensation claims.

The claims process for a Mesothelioma compensation claim

Talk with a lawyer

The first step is always an initial chat with our experienced mesothelioma compensation lawyers. vbr Lawyers chats with you to learn all about your claim and what steps you’ve already taken. This generally takes about 30 minutes.

Get a letter of advice

Within a few days of our chat, you’ll receive a letter of advice. We write these with your understanding in mind and make sure to detail our recommendations clearly.

Start the process

We’ll start the process as soon as you’re ready to go ahead. It’ll look a little different for every claim, but it always starts with us filing a court action or lodging a claim with WorkCover.

Our Mesothelioma lawyers are a little bit different.

Our team of Mesothelioma lawyers take a unique approach to your claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Do I have a compensation claim?

If you’ve been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you likely have grounds for a compensation claim, as this condition is mostly caused by asbestos exposure, which is often due to negligence.

To pursue a claim, we need to identify a compensable period of asbestos exposure on which to base a claim.

Navigating a Mesothelioma claim involves complexities that call for the experience of a professional lawyer. We’ll assist you in identifying a compensable period of exposure and gathering expert medical reports to support your claim.  A successful claim can offer you significant relief from the financial strain caused by medical expenses, lost income, and more. We will ensure you receive the support you need during this challenging time.

Are there any time limits for making a claim?

In Queensland, there are no court-based time limitation periods to bring a mesothelioma claim.

However, if a claim is lodged with WorkCover for statutory compensation, then you have 6 months from being diagnosed with mesothelioma to make such a claim.  This limitation period is strictly enforced.

Also, if a claim is not lodged or filed in a person’s lifetime, then all damages will be lost.  This is why no delay ought to be occasioned in investigating and prosecuting such a claim.

I have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. How much is my claim worth, and how long will it take for me to receive my compensation?

The value of a mesothelioma compensation claim can vary widely based on several factors, including the severity of your condition, the costs of medical treatment and care, any lost wages due to the inability to work, and the impact on your quality of life.

Most cases fall within a range of $600,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 for damages depending on the facts of each case.  But some cases are worth more due to economic loss and other unique facts that may apply to certain cases.

Working with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer can help streamline this process, as they’ll navigate the legal system on your behalf and fight for a timely resolution to your case.

Most case we tend to complete in a matter of months.

Our Mesothelioma lawyers have your back. Let’s talk about your claim.

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

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