If you or someone you know suffers from Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, or another type of asbestos related disease – it can be tough for everyone involved. It’s important to be aware that the victim as well as the family, may have rights and entitlements under Queensland law. Compensation may be available, and accessing this could help make the situation a little bit easier.

When it comes to making a mesothelioma compensation claim, Shine Lawyers have a team of experts that can help you determine if you have a claim, and bring it forward on your behalf. Our mesothelioma claims lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end. If you cannot come into the office for any reason, we also offer home or hospital appointments at your convenience.

Common questions about Mesothelioma claims

What is the mesothelioma claims process?
How do I know if I have a mesothelioma claim?
How do I make a mesothelioma claim?
What do I have to pay if I make a mesothelioma claim?
What does a mesothelioma compensation claim cover?
How much compensation am I entitled to for a mesothelioma claim?
How long does a mesothelioma claim take?
Is there a time limit for when you can bring forward a mesothelioma claim?

What is the mesothelioma claims process?

Shine Lawyers have expert mesothelioma claims lawyers that can help you bring about a claim under Queensland law. Mesothelioma claims typically encompass the below process, however on a much shorter timescale. It is possible to speed up the process to ensure the claim is finalised within a few months and in the sufferer’s lifetime. It depends on your situation.

Personal Injury Lawyers Claims Process
Back to top

How do I know if I have a mesothelioma claim?

Mesothelioma claims can rise from a variety of circumstances. They can be different to many other personal injury compensation claims, in that you may be able to claim if:

  • You don’t work at the place where you were exposed to the asbestos
  • Your employer is no longer in business
  • You were self-employed or a contactor when you were exposed
  • You were employed by more than one organisation when you were exposed
  • You suffered second-hand exposure (for example, contact with someone who was exposed)
  • You are, or were, a smoker

You may also be able to make a mesothelioma claim if:

  • The exposure wasn’t work related
  • The exposure happened during renovations at home
  • The exposure is unknown to you
  • The exposure happened more than 50 years ago, interstate or overseas

Shine Lawyers can help you find out if you have a mesothelioma claim and help you understand your rights and entitlements.

Back to top

How do I make a mesothelioma claim?

Shine Lawyers are experts when it comes to making mesothelioma compensation claims. Our lawyers that can help you find out if you have a claim, and bring it forward on your behalf should you wish. There are complexities when it comes to bringing a claim forward, so seeking legal help is a good way to move forward. It’s important that your legal team thoroughly assess your case and the facts of your particular situation. As mesothelioma compensation lawyers,  Shine Lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that our legal fees are only payable if we win your claim at the end of the process.

Back to top

What do I have to pay if I make a mesothelioma claim?

As part of our service offering we operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we win your claim at the end of the process.

When it comes to who pays the compensation to you, this is typically the insurance company of the employer/ person at fault that will pay as per their policy. Even if the employer no longer exists it is still possible to make a claim for mesothelioma compensation.

Back to top

What does a mesothelioma compensation claim cover?

Every mesothelioma compensation claim is different and depends on your individual circumstances. Generally speaking, most asbestos claims recover compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Payment for loss of life expectancy
  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Loss of earnings (past and future)
  • Home help and nursing help (paid or unpaid)
  • Care and help provided by friends and family
  • Drugs and medical treatment

Back to top

How much compensation am I entitled to for a mesothelioma claim?

How much compensation you are entitled to depends on the facts of your particular situation. Without knowing the facts it is hard to give an indication of how much you will likely receive. Shine Lawyers are mesothelioma claim experts that can help you find out what you are entitled to and give you a better indication as to the compensation you can receive once they know more about your situation.

Depending on the nature of your Mesothelioma claim, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the diagnosis, and your actual life path since being diagnosed with the disease.

Compensation Lawyers

Back to top

How long does a mesothelioma claim take?

How long a mesothelioma claim takes to resolve can vary depending on the circumstances of your case. When it comes to mesothelioma claims, its possible to speed up the claims process to make sure it is finalised in the victims lifetime. Claims have been known to be resolved in a few weeks or months, but it really does depend on your individual circumstances.

Once a lawyer knows the facts of your situation, they can give you a good idea of the timeframes involved with your compensation claim.

Back to top

Is there a time limit for when you can bring forward a mesothelioma claim?

There are no legal time limits under Queensland law for making a mesothelioma compensation claim. We recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible so that you are aware of your rights and entitlements.

Back to top