Dust diseases

A dust disease diagnosis can be made long after you or a family member were exposed; and it can be difficult to manage your new diagnosis and the prospect of obtaining legal advice.

Specialist dust lawyers can help and help guide you through a claim.

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If you or a family member have been diagnosed with a dust disease, a compensation claim may be possible.

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with a dust disease, a claim for compensation may be possible.

Different claims are possible depending on the date of your dust exposure. Time limits often apply and getting early legal advice is recommended.

A claim may involve lodging a WorkCover claim or seeking lump sum compensation.  As part of a claim, you can potentially seek compensation for:

  • pain and suffering
  • past and future lost wages
  • the value of the gratuitous care provided to you
  • the value of the care you were able to provide to others, but now cannot.


It does not matter if you were exposed to dust at work, at home or you cannot recall how it occurred, it is important to obtain expert legal advice from a lawyer who specialises in dust diseases.

Often we have witnesses or documents that can help us work out how you were exposed. Claims can often be done quickly and without the need to go to court.

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Why do I need a specialist dust lawyer?

A successful dust claim requires an excellent understanding of your particular medical condition, the type of dust involved and what was or is known about the risk of that dust as well as a thorough understand of the law in your State.

When you are diagnosed with a dust disease, it can be difficult to navigate your path to recovery and it can be tricky to know when or if you need a lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the system and give you early advice ensuring that you understand the necessary steps to a successful claim and that you meet any deadlines that may apply to your claim.

Brave Legal has over 30 years’ experience in dust compensation claims and only acts on a no-win, no-fee basis. We recognise that the process can be stressful and we offer a free counselling service for our clients and their families. Our mission is to provide legal excellence entwined with compassionate support to deliver exceptional outcomes.

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