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Compensation for asbestos related diseases

The extensive use of asbestos in Australia throughout the 1950s to 1980s has sadly it has resulted in asbestos related diseases. This blog explains these diseases, how you can...

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Silicosis

What to do if you have been exposed to silica dust?

With the increased popularity of certain composite stone material, many workers are being exposed to the potentially fatal silica dust. This blog explains Silicosis and your...

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Renovations and asbestos

Danger! Loose asbestos insulation in houses

The terror of finding asbestos in your home or neighborhood cannot be fully understood until it happens. In Canberra recently a family was living in a 1972...

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Asbestos Awareness Week. A time to reflect

Asbestos Awareness Week is an annual event that has been held since 2011. It is organised by the South Australian State Government (through SafeWork SA) as well as asbestos...

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A stark reminder about the dangers of asbestos

Earlier in October 2014, it was revealed that sixteen people (and probably many more) who lived within one kilometre of a Melbourne factory had each died of an asbestos-related...

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WorkCover compensation for asbestos diseases

Claiming compensation for asbestos related diseases

Asbestos was a commonly used material in a multitude of building/construction work applications from the 1950s through to the 1980s. Asbestos is a strong, resilient and very heat...

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Workcover asbestos injuries

Asbestos and compensation amounts – a brief case study

In a claim for damages for personal injury the amount that a sufferer can receive is dependent on the type of injury that they have. But what if the doctors are undecided about...

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