Silicosis Lawyer

Get compensation for silicosis-related illnesses with vbr Lawyers. We’re here to support your silicosis claims in Sydney and across New South Wales.

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Silicosis is a lung disease caused by prolonged exposure to silica dust

Silicosis is a debilitating lung disease caused by prolonged exposure to silica dust in the workplace. If you’ve developed silicosis due to unsafe working conditions, you may be eligible for compensation.

Silicosis typically develops over time, often after years of exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust while working with materials like concrete, granite, or sandstone.

Do you have a silicosis claim?

Determining if you have a valid silicosis claim involves specific criteria in order to claim compensation from your employer or the stone manufacturer. Here are the key factors to consider…


You must have a confirmed medical diagnosis of silicosis.


You must demonstrate that your silicosis is a result of workplace conditions and prolonged exposure to silica dust.


Establishing the liability of your employer or workplace for your silicosis is essential for a successful claim.

Timely Action

There are strict timeframes around silicosis claims. So, it’s essential to act promptly after diagnosis.

Efficient Claim Process

The last thing you need is an inexperienced lawyer reinventing the wheel and taking you through a claims process that isn’t effective in recovering compensation. We identify the best entities to pursue for past periods of silica exposure to maximise your claim.

Legal Representation

Seeking legal representation is essential to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

There are three different kinds of claims.

If you have been exposed to silica during the course of your employment in New South Wales, you will usually have three options for claiming compensation:

  1. Statutory claim with icare or the Dust Diseases Authority of New South Wales
  2. Common law claim against your employer
  3. A Common claim against the manufacturers or suppliers of the products you were exposed to


Dependants of persons who have passed away from silicosis may also be able to claim compensation. However, strict time limits do apply. Our Sydney silicosis lawyers can help you choose the best option based on your circumstances.

Silicosis can seriously impact your life. vbr Lawyers has your back in your silicosis claim.

Common causes and effects of silicosis

Silicosis can result from various work environments and conditions. Here are some common causes and effects.

Workplace exposure

Workers in construction, mining, manufacturing, and stonemasonry are at higher risk due to exposure to silica dust.

Lung damage

Silicosis leads to severe lung damage, causing shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain.

Reduced quality of life

Silicosis can significantly impact your quality of life, limiting your ability to perform daily activities.

What can be claimed in silicosis claims?

Silicosis claims provide compensation for the losses and expenses that happen as a result of the illness or disease, including…

Medical expenses

Coverage for medical treatments, tests, and specialised care related to silicosis.

Lost income

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

Pain and suffering

Damages for any physical and emotional distress caused by silicosis.

Rehabilitation costs

Support for necessary rehabilitation and medical care.

Other related expenses

Compensation for additional expenses related to your illness, such as travel for medical appointments.

The silicosis claims process

The process of filing a silicosis claim will vary based on your specific circumstances. Here’s how it works.

Chat with a silicosis lawyer

Start by discussing your case with our silicosis compensation lawyers. We’ll assess your claim and provide guidance for the process and potential outcomes.

Letter of advice

Within a few days of that initial chat, we’ll send you a letter of advice with recommendations for how you should proceed.

Legal representation

Once you’re happy to go ahead, we’ll begin the process. This typically starts with us notifying the relevant parties and organisations.

When it comes to silicosis compensation claims, we’re a little bit different.

At vbr Lawyers, we take a compassionate, determined approach to your silicosis 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 silicosis cases.

Compassionate approach

We know living with silicosis 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.

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

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

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