Sometimes a wrongdoing can cause widespread harm to a community and the environment that surrounds it. People break rules and cut corners and others suffer.
If environmental pollutants have affected your community or caused damage to your property – we can help. Shine Lawyers service extends to cover chemical exposure compensation claims.
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Common questions about Environmental Claims
If you have suffered loss because of environmental pollutants, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our environmental law team can help with:
- Crop damage
- Careless farm spraying
- Water contamination
- Factory pollution
- Chemical exposure
- Industrial air pollution
For a claim to be successful we will need to show that a wrongdoing by a company or industry has caused your loss.
In most cases, the insurance company of the person or business at fault will pay. Our team can help you understand the legal process and help you get control back over your life.
The amount you will be able to claim will depend on the particular facts of your situation. Once we have put together all of the evidence we should be able to give you a better idea of what to expect.
Each case is different but we’ll move as quickly as possible to get your claim finalised so you can get your life back on track.
We’ll be able to give you a better idea of the time it might take after we meet with you to get a grip on everything.
Most states and territories have a six-year time limit in which to claim compensation. The six years run from the date of the environmental negligence or in some cases from the date the negligence was first discovered.
It’s possible for a claim to be made outside the prescribed time limits if the damage was not apparent immediately. Our team recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure your right to a claim is not lost due to a time limit.
Shine Lawyers work on a No win no feebasis so you’ll only pay our fee if you win your case at the end of the claim. We are open and honest about what we charge because the last thing you want to stress about is money.
The amount of legal costs at the end will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim. This is all recorded on an ongoing basis and you can ask for an update on how things are looking at any time.
Examples of environmental claims
Where you are located isn’t necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We’re experts when it comes to environmental related claims for compensation and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
It doesn’t matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office – we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers are expert environmental lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need after what’s happened. Click on the link below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you.
Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest environmental litigation firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies and get you the result you are looking for.
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important.
We provide all of our environmental legal services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.
Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.
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