What is an Occupational Disease?
The nature of particular occupations, places or process involved with a worker’s employment can cause or contribute to the development of an illness or disease or in the aggravation or acceleration of a pre-existing disease.
Although not all dust particles cause disease, the most harmful are those that come from materials such as silica, metals cotton, coal dust, aluminium fumes, welding fumes, wood fumes and asbestos. Exposure to these types of dust particles can often lead to serious illnesses. If you have been diagnosed with a disease or illness that could be due to your workplace or working conditions, we suggest you seek legal advice.
Can I claim compensation?
You can claim compensation for many work-related diseases caused from dust particles including:
- Lung cancer (with asbestos exposure)
- Pleural fibrosis
- Coal dust/hard metal pneumoconiosis
- Other airway or dust related diseases.
What compensation can I claim?
At Zaparas Lawyers Queensland, our expert occupational disease lawyers can help you make a compensation claim if you have been diagnosed with a dust-related disease. You may be able to claim compensation for:
- Loss of wages
- Medical and related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- The partner of a deceased persons of an asbestos related disease may still be able to claim compensation to the estate or any dependants they may have.
If you have developed an occupational disease due to the negligence of your workplace in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Upper Coomera and Queensland, you may be entitled to claim compensation. At Zaparas Injury Lawyers, we work on a no win no charge basis. This means that, if we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay legal fees.