Dust Disease & Asbestosis Claims
Dust Disease is practically the form of diseases that happens to the lung due to inhaling substances that are deemed harmful to the lungs. Some of these harmful particles include asbestos, straw, cotton, silica, hard metals etc. In cases where either you or your family member is suffering from any type of dust disease, you may have a right to claim compensation.
At 11th Floor, we are experienced in handling dust disease claims such as Asbestosis claims and mesothelioma.
Victims of Dust Diseases
Research and various studies reveal that about one in every three Australians is suffering from some form of lung disease. Further research also shows that lung diseases cause death to one in seven Australians. Also, people who have worked as artisans or construction workers are more susceptible to dust diseases.
As such, most of our dust diseases related claims are from retired persons. This is as a result of the note-worthy upgrade in work conditions.
Bringing a claim for dust disease is undoubtedly quite complex and uneasy. Any action you want to take must first involve you having a consultation with a standard law firm with expertise in handling such cases. This is exactly what we are good with here at 11th Floor.
After a one-on-one, we instantly sign you up as our client and begin work on your case. In this process, we would check out your medical records, as well as other documents.
Asbestosis is a peculiar medical condition which is characterised by disease of the lungs. It is usually caused by exposure to asbestos dust as well as asbestos fibre. It occurs when there is the inhalation of asbestos duster fibre to the extent that they become clogged inside the lungs causing fibrosis of the tissues and make the lungs more restrictive. This restrictiveness or rigidity of the lungs causes it to become difficult to inhale and exhale air.
Common symptoms of this condition include dry cough, tiredness, chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. It typically takes about 5 to 20 years for these symptoms to manifest after an individual has been exposed to asbestos fibres. It is also within this period that the fibrosis begins to deteriorate little by little, and the symptoms worsen as time goes on.
Generally, asbestosis claims are not time-bound. You can bring up a claim for damages at any time. However, the victim who may or may not be the client must be alive at the time when a claim for damages is advanced.
At 11th Floor, we treat all claims with utmost urgency with the doctor’s consent, of course, until the disability level rising from the medical condition is affirmed.
If you think you have a rightful claim to Asbestosis, feel free to check out and use our one-on-one consultation services. With our team of experts, we would stop at nothing to get you the compensation you deserve.