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Dust Diseases

Dust diseases claims - such as mesothelioma and asbestos-related illness, silicosis and pneumoconiosis - can be devastating for workers and their families.

They can often have a profound financial impact on businesses too, not least because they often take a long time to form, meaning the events that caused the illness are often undocumented or forgotten. That can make it hard to gauge your exposure to dust diseases claims.

If you’re an insurer or employer facing a dust diseases claim, we can help you reach the best commercial and legal outcome, while minimising the impact on the victim. We can also help you understand and analyse any risks of dust diseases claims to your business, so that you’re commercially prepared for the future.


Our expertise includes:

  • Defending claims in the Dust Diseases Tribunal and in other courts and tribunals, so that you have the best chance of success.

  • Negotiating dust diseases claims on your behalf so that you reach the best commercial and legal outcome and minimise trauma for the victim.

  • Using alternative dispute resolution and informal methods to resolve claims and avoid unnecessary stress and delay.

  • Advising you on your rights and obligations when it comes to dust diseases claims.

  • Helping you review and manage risk so that you have the processes in place to effectively deal with dust diseases claims.

Bartier Perry has been recognised as a leading law firm in NSW in the area of Dust Diseases by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession since 2017.