The risk of disease from silica disease has been known for many decades. Workers who develop disease from silica may be entitled to obtain compensation. Segelov Taylor Lawyers are expert in bringing claims for silcia disease and can provide advice and representation. We offer an obligation free case assessment service.
Silica exposure can lead to other conditions including:
We act on a “no win/no fee” basis in all silica disease cases.
As soon as practicable after receiving your instructions, we will issue you a costs disclosure. That document will set out the terms on which we will act.
We will undertake a through investigation, which may include obtaining medical or other reports prior to commencing proceedings and in order to provide you advice on the merits of your claim. We will pay for these items.
We will only recover our fees if you are successful in your claim.
You will not be charged any money up front. We will pay all of the disbursements incurred in litigating your claim and we will recover the disbursements and our costs billed on a time basis at the successful completion of your claim. As part of your settlement or judgement the defendant will pay your party/party costs which cover 70 to 80% of your costs.
Please see our Fee Policy in mesothelioma and other dust disease matters page for more information.
The Dust Diseases Authority (the DDA) is a NSW government body.
If you were exposed to asbestos as a worker in New South Wales and you develop a dust related condition you can apply to the DDA for compensation. An application to the DDA is in addition to your common law claim for damages. You can (and most people do) do both.
If your claim is accepted you will have a right to a pension and to have all your medical, hospital, pharmaceutical, nursing and nursing aids and equipment costs associated with he asbestos disease paid. The DDA will also pay for travel expenses and assistance required around your home and garden. You do not need to live in New South Wales at the time you develop the condition, although any exposure to asbestos that occurred outside of New South Wales may lead to a reduction in the amounts payable.
Start the compensation process by arranging a free case assessment.
In the free initial case assessment we will obtain general information and provide preliminary advice on whether we believe you are likely to have a claim for compensation, the value of any claim and our costs in the event you were to instruct us.
The case assessment is usually via phone (we will call you at the arranged time) or by video conference (such as Zoom or Teams).
There is no cost associated with this case assessment, nor any obligation to instruct us in your matter.