Exposure to dust in the workplace can result in a number of serious conditions including lung cancer, silicosis and autoimmune conditions.
Industries most at risk of dust diseases:
There are many industries including (but not limited to): power stations, mining, brick manufacture, construction, ship building, plumbing, boiler making and stonemasonry where workers would be at risk of developing disease as a result of occupational exposure. Whilst symptoms often don’t present until years later, once diagnosed they can progress quickly.
Proper safety precautions can prevent workers from developing these dust diseases. This includes wearing masks, proper ventilation and extraction and safe workwear.
Workers who develop dust disease in the workplace may be entitled to claim compensation for their injuries. Compensation can help improve the quality of life for those affected by making it easier for them to access the medical support they require.
Shine Lawyers have expert compensation lawyers who act on a no win no fee basis, and are available for an obligation-free consultation. For more information on how we can handle your case, watch our simple guide to compensation claims below.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim.