Industrial & occupational disease lawyers in Queensland

Claiming compensation for a work-related illness

A work-related illness is any illness caused, or contributed to, by work, including pre-existing diseases if work has aggravated the condition. Illnesses include—but are not limited to—cancers, degenerative conditions, strokes, heart conditions and psychological conditions.

Work-relates illnesses include:

If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness owing to your employer's neglect, you may be able to claim compensation. Safety regulations and workplace legislation state that employers should follow the appropriate precautions and procedures to protect employees.

If you have worked in an industry in which you were overexposed to a toxic substance or harmful dust, contact Maurice Blackburn to speak with a lawyer who can help you to understand your case.

Why Maurice Blackburn?

We can assess whether you can make a claim, and guide you through every step to reach a settlement. Maurice Blackburn has successfully gained compensation for clients who have suffered from lung diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, black lung, pulmonary fibrosis, silicosis, occupational asthma, lung cancer and other debilitating illnesses.

We are a national firm with Queensland offices in Brisbane, Browns Plains, Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Mackay, Rockhampton, Strathpine, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville, and throughout Australia.

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We provide our services on a 'no win, no fee'* basis. This means that you will only pay our legal fees if you receive a settlement or compensation. You would not be charged our fees if the claim is not pursued after investigation.

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Our Queensland team will assist you with your claim and ensure your know about your rights and entitlements.


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