Asbestos Claims

Support and Asbestos Compensation Payouts for Sufferers of Asbestos Diseases

We can help you with asbestos claims compensation

Sufferers of asbestos-related disease or cancer as a result of asbestos exposure can claim compensation with the help of Arnold Thomas & Becker.

Our firm is dedicated to helping those whose health has been affected by the harmful effects of asbestos. We treat these cases with a level of priority, which is why a senior partner personal injury lawyer with years of experience will handle your case to ensure proper financial restoration is attained.

With our support, you can relieve some of the financial burdens of your situation, allowing you time to focus on your health. Our team will ensure the least amount of time is taken from your day and can visit whichever location you require to ensure your focus remains on wellbeing and recovery.

Which asbestos compensation payouts could you be entitled to?

The financial compensation our asbestos personal injury lawyer could obtain allows you more time to focus on your health.


If you suffer the following respiratory diseases, you may be eligible for asbestos compensation;

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis or asbestos-related pleural diseases

It is important to note you are eligible regardless of;

  • Whether or not you are a smoker
  • Whether you are currently employed in the role or with the business that led to the exposure
  • If you were/are a self-employed/contractor
  • If you were not exposed at work, rather while performing home renovations

The law dictates that you may be eligible for an asbestos compensation claim for any of the following that have resulted due to asbestos exposure;

  • Pain
  • Shortened life expectancy
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of wages


Our firm specialises in personal injury compensation, which has been our focus for over 50 years. We are the fifth-largest plaintiff personal injury law firm in Victoria.

We offer a ‘no win no fee’ policy and fund our clients’ claims with no interest. This means if we do not win your case, there will be no out of pocket expenses for you. Our ‘no win, no fee’ structure is in place to provide a no-risk situation for our clients. We also ensure a 10% fee cap on all successful asbestos claims outcomes.

Yes, relatives of a family member who has passed away from an asbestos-related disease are able to make asbestos claims for reparations on the deceased’s behalf.

The settlement of asbestos compensation payout claims rarely sticks to a specific timeline. We understand that asbestos-related impairments have particular circumstances and urgency; however, settlement times will vary based on the legal process. In some cases, we can expedite settlements in as little as a few months under necessary circumstances.

Arnold Thomas & Becker work to make this complicated situation much simpler for you. We will visit you at home or the hospital, or via video call if you are too unwell to travel.

Our claims process is tailored for simplicity. We work efficiently and autonomously to achieve the best result. Simply contact us on 1300 333 300 or email [email protected], and you will speak with a senior partner personal injury lawyer for a free no-obligation consultation.

We acquire all the necessary details and assess your situation accurately, then map out the entire legal process and inform you of the next required steps. Our team will investigate your asbestos exposure and submit your claim with a primary goal of settling out of court. If we feel the offer you receive is not fair, we will fight for you in court.

One past example of an asbestos case handled by our team saw a client who suffered asbestos exposure at his work diagnosed with Mesothelioma at age 78. He worked on Government projects for large scale domestic builders from 1955 until 1986 using numerous types of asbestos products. We were able to obtain a settlement of $1.05 million-plus costs for his family.

Another client who undertook home renovations in the early ’80s demolished a garage and granny flat on his property in suburban Melbourne. Unaware of the dangers of asbestos, our client did not wear a mask as he worked demolishing the cement sheet of the building. This led to asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, decades later, at the age of 73, our client was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. A claim was made against the manufacturer of the cement sheet and settled for $425,000 plus costs.

If you have been exposed to asbestos and as a result suffer from an asbestos-related illness, you could be eligible for compensation. Call Arnold Thomas & Becker today to assess your case.

Silicosis Claims and Payouts

Silicosis is a form of lung disease that is caused by breathing in particles of silica – a mineral found in many types of rocks.

Silicosis was more common in Australia in the 1940s to 1960s, particularly in construction and demolition workers. Growing awareness of the disease and the importance of reducing exposure to dust – for instance, wearing masks at work, wetting the dust and other safe work practices, helped to reduce the number of cases.

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