A traumatic birth experience can have an immense impact on individuals and their families. In support of this, Brave Legal has formed a new partnership with Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA).
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:
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.Meet our Lawyers
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.Contact us
Bree Knoester is the founder of Brave Legal and one of Australia’s leading personal injury lawyers.
Jyoti is a compassionate and caring lawyer with a passion for the law and a deep insight into the medical profession.
Anastasia enjoys working closely with Workcover clients and understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll that injuries can have on individuals and their families.
Charlie is a legal assistant working primarily in our medical negligence and public liability teams.
Lucy is a legal assistant working in our medical negligence, public liability and dust practices.
Pam Stavropoulos is the lead counsellor and therapist for our Brave Support program, a free wellbeing service offered to clients during their legal journey.
Helen is passionate about developing talent, increasing capability, and fostering engagement and well-being at Brave Legal.
Working in personal injury marketing for close to a decade, Niki is enthusiastic about the Brave Legal values and is driven to communicate valuable information about personal injury compensation in an easy-to-understand and compassionate way.
Bree Knoester and her team have been so efficient yet so supportive and compassionate. The whole process has been stress-free for our Dad, which was more important to us than anything. Bree had such a deep understanding of everything involved with our claim process and the law. Bree truly tried to achieve the best possible outcome, which was what was achieved in the end. We credit the team and their professionalism for such a smooth process. Thank you Bree, Lucia and the team for all your hard work and care.Michael C.
Brave Legal were very helpful and efficient, and I appreciated their professionalism and care.Neil H.
I was extremely fortunate to have Bree as my lawyer and advocate. Lucia was extremely personable, efficient and kind. I will always be extremely grateful.Private Client.
From the very first contact Bree was wonderfully warm and approachable while also delivered a very professional service. Lucia provided an excellent support role.Tom H.
Bree and her team made a situation that was difficult into something that became a seamless endeavour. We always felt supported, heard and cared for with every step of the process. No question was silly and no request was too complicated.Linda K.
Hi Bree, just a quick reminder to you and your team that what you do matters long term, not just at the time of a positive outcome. My daughter graduated from grade 12 recently – and I was here to help her achieve that milestone. Having complete confidence that in terms of my case whatever could be done was being done, and with a very high degree of skill, allowed me to focus on the slow battle with PTSD. That contributed significantly to me firstly just still being alive and secondly to me being able to gradually improve. I’m pleasedMick S.
Brave Legal provided an excellent service to myself and my family. They always provided a quick response and adequately explained any enquiries we had with clarity and honesty.Neil H.
A non-stressful six months from start to finish with Brave Legal. Very knowledgeable and caring. Thank you.Rad M.
We wish to extend sincere thanks to Bree Knoester for her professional service, advice and guidance throughout our recent mesothelioma compensation claim. It was a pleasure and an experience to have been associated with Bree for the last 6 months, and we are very satisfied with our final settlement outcome. All the best for the future and we hope that you achieve your goals and objectives.The Payne Family.
Bree was exemplary in all areas. The process was stress free and she went above and beyond our expectations. It was a smooth path to settlement.Russell F.