At Zaparas, we’ve been aware about the dangers of asbestos for many years. We understand its link to lung disease, cancer and deaths and the impact it can have on people’s lives.
Unfortunately, asbestos is still being found in building and manufacturing products such as old cement sheets, paints, sealants, fire proofing products, roofing and pipes. And asbestos-related diseases often appear many years after the initial exposure, so if you’ve worked around these it’s possible you might have been exposed.
The most common diseases it’s known to cause are mesothelioma, pleural fibrosis, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Just as your medical professional can guide you on the right medical treatment path, Zaparas can help guide you on the best legal path.
If you think you might be at risk, or have been affected for some time, our expert team will sit down with you and advise you of your rights and the best possible legal path for you to take.
I’m concerned about a potential asbestos exposure. What could I be entitled to if I’ve suffered an asbestos related injury?
Those exposed to asbestos in the work place may be entitled to workers’ compensation entitlements including weekly payments of compensation and payment of medical and associated expenses.
Common law damages may be awarded to you if it is shown that the exposure to asbestos was totally or partially the fault of your employer or another liable party.
You could also be entitled to superannuation benefits such as total permanent disability claims, income protection and early release of superannuation monies.