Dust diseases are respiratory illnesses, sometimes acquired at work. Most are unfortunately impossible to reverse, and tragically, many sufferers die. Dust diseases have a devastating impact on the lives of sufferers, as well as on the lives of their families.
New South Wales-based workers who contract a work-related dust disease may be eligible to claim compensation under the Workers’ Compensation (Dust Diseases) Act 1942. In some cases, the dependants of affected NSW workers may also be entitled to receive support.
If you have contracted a Dust Disease at work compensation lawyers are the specialists recommended to represent you. At Kingsley Lawson Lawyers, our dust disease lawyers have a wealth of experience helping people like you achieve successful outcomes.
Here at Kingsley Lawson Lawyers, our specialist teams of dust disease lawyers are committed to helping people impacted by dust disease conditions. Compensation can never make up for the impact of illness or loss, but it can help make the lives of sufferers and their families a little easier.
∗ Asbestos induced carcinoma
∗ Asbestos-related pleural diseases
∗ Coal dust pneumoconiosis
∗ Farmers’ lung
∗ Hard metal pneumoconiosis
Dust diseases are debilitating illnesses, medically described as latent onset diseases because they are typically acquired over lengthy periods. The symptoms of dust diseases, and the damage they cause often do not become visible until years after a worker has been exposed to a harmful contaminant.
The legislation concerned with dust disease should be navigated only by the most experienced lawyers. Dust disease cases are often the result of tragic circumstances and whilst compensation is not a cure, it can provide some dignity for those who are terminally ill. At Kingsley Lawson Lawyers our dust disease lawyers will not only secure you the best possible outcome but we will treat you with the dignity and empathy you deserve.
A statutory no-fault scheme is administered by the Workers Compensation (Dust Diseases Authority) of New South Wales (DDA) to provide compensation and health care support to those who have been affected by dust disease. That support extends to members of the sufferer’s family.
New South Wales workers diagnosed with work-related dust disease are advised to seek expert assessment to find out if they are eligible for compensation under the DDA scheme. In order to qualify for compensation, workers are generally required to show that they have been exposed to harmful dust particulates during the course of their duties as employees in New South Wales. They must also show that they have become affected by a disease, or diseases, covered by the DDA scheme.
Claimants must undergo medical examinations by a specialist respiratory physician. Examinations include a chest x-ray, and either a lung function test, a CT scan, or both.
At Kingsley Lawson Lawyers, we have helped many clients with dust disease claims, so we understand the terrible effect these illnesses can have on lives and families. Our expert teams of dust disease lawyers are compassionate in the way they approach cases, assisting sufferers tirelessly. Contact us on 1800 96 00 96 today to access the best dust disease lawyers available.