Mesothelioma Claims

Mesothelioma Claims

Asbestos adversely affects the lining of the chest cavity, the abdominal cavity and the cavity around the heart. This lining is, in medical terms, known as mesothelium, as it is made up of the mesothelial cells. The effect of asbestos on this lining leads to a tumour (which may be benign or cancerous) and this condition is known as mesothelia. The mesothelium produces a lubricating fluid that helps with the easy movement of the organs around the body and mesothelioma leads to a problem in the production of this fluid, which can be fatal. Probably the most frightening aspect of asbestos is that the symptoms are not apparent for as long as up to 20 or 40 years after exposure.

Lump Sum Compensation

Under the law of Queensland, persons with diseases caused by exposure to asbestos and other dusts while at work can obtain a significant lump sum and other benefits through an application to WorkCover Queensland. Diseases like the asbestos cancer mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer can attract lump sum compensation, even when asbestos exposure occurred many years previously.

Apart from people suffering from asbestos poisoning at work, people who are exposed to asbestos products while not at work can also claim compensation. Some examples of such people are self employed carpenters, home handypersons and spouses or children with asbestos disease who were exposed to asbestos from work clothes.

Mesothelioma Claims Lawyers

If you are looking to file a claim for injuries incurred, it is advised to obtain the help of lawyers that are experts in the field of claims. Turner Freeman, based in Queensland, have been providing legal services to people looking to file for injury claims for a number of years. They specialise in the field of injury claims, motor vehicle injury claims, workplace injury claims, mesothelioma claims and other legal issues, such as wills and estates.

The terms offered by Turner Freeman are “no win, no fee”, which means that you do not need to pay them unless and until you receive the compensation yourself. They can also provide you an area-specific legal service, from Brisbane injury solicitors to Sunshine Coast personal injury lawyers. To know more about Turner Freeman and what they can offer, please visit their website at

Lindsey Graham worked with a law firm for four years before moving on to writing full time. Her experience stands her in good stead as she writes about lawyers and law related topics.

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