Looking for help with a Mesothelioma Claim or other Respiratory Claim? Trust the Best

The Best Injury Lawyers team are experts in all types of Respiratory Claims and can help you through the process, every step of the way.

What do you need to know about Respiratory Claims, including Mesothelioma Claims?

There are a range of different causes of respiratory injuries, diseases or other issues – typically this can be some form of exposure, chemical or otherwise, in the home or workplace. Tragically the most common respiratory claim type that we see in Queensland is for Mesothelioma Claims, the result of wide-spread use of asbestos until the early 2000’s.

As you may already know, Mesothelioma is a very specific type of lung cancer that can take anywhere from 20-60 years to develop after exposure to asbestos (and in rare cases other irritants or chemicals). Because of the wide-spread use of asbestos in both residential and commercial buildings until the late 1990’s / early 2000’s, many workers and homeowners suffered exposure.

Aside from mesothelioma claims, the Best team also assists clients with other types of respiratory claims for exposure to chemicals or irritants – typically in the workplace, or in public places. 

Because of how long these diseases or injuries can take to develop, these claims are very different to other types of personal injury claims. Thankfully, our team of expert respiratory lawyers can talk you through all the relevant factors and timeframes, ensuring you understand your avenues for compensation and how we can assist you with a claim.

The Best team is standing by to provide you free, honest advice about your claim and what the next steps are – simply reach out to us today. 

How do you get our Best?

These are our promises to you, every case, every client.

Free Case Review,
by our Principal

We put our Best on your case from day one, and we take on cases others won’t – because we really are the Best.

No Win, No Fee.

If we can’t win your case, you owe us nothing. We never let you walk away in a worse position.

30% +GST
Fee Cap

Because your Best outcome only matters if it’s in your pocket and goes towards your Best life.

Your Case,
Our Best

We hire the Best industry professionals and place senior lawyers on all cases, so you get your Best result.

What other questions do you have about making a mesothelioma claim or other type of respiratory claim?

In our experience, the majority of respiratory claims are from workers who handled asbestos directly or building materials containing asbestos, wives or other domestic caregivers who handled the clothing of asbestos workers, or in some cases those who lived near to factories or fires which released the fibres into the air.

While it can be beneficial to pinpoint specific exposure events, it’s not always necessary. A history of working in high-risk professions or environments can be sufficient. Legal counsel can provide guidance on what’s required for your specific case.

Yes, immediate family members or dependents often have the right to make a claim following the death of a loved one due to mesothelioma or a related condition. Consultation with a lawyer can clarify eligibility and the claim process.

Yes. In Brisbane, there’s generally a three-year limit from the date of diagnosis to lodge a claim. However, due to the latent nature of mesothelioma and some respiratory conditions, exceptions may apply. It’s critical to seek legal advice promptly to ensure you act within the set timeframe.

To safeguard your rights:

  • Retain all medical reports and diagnoses.
  • Document any history of exposure to asbestos or other harmful substances.
  • Notify your past employers of your condition.
  • Engage a lawyer with experience in mesothelioma or respiratory claims for guidance.

Compensation amounts vary based on factors like the severity of the condition, medical expenses, lost earnings, and the impact on quality of life. An experienced lawyer can evaluate your situation and provide a more detailed estimate.

Claim durations differ. Given the severity and urgency associated with mesothelioma and severe respiratory conditions, some cases might be expedited. Typically, straightforward cases can resolve in a few months, while complex ones may take longer. A lawyer can provide a tailored estimate for your claim.

The types of damages you can recover, include:

  • General damages – for pain and suffering;
  • Past and future loss of wages;
  • Loss of superannuation;
  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Other past and future out of pocket expenses;
  • The cost of past and future care; and
  • Legal costs.

For more information about what you can claim, click here.

We know it can be overwhelming to know which firm to trust with your road accident claim, there’s a lot of us out there! We also know it can sound a little biased when we tell you to choose Best.

There are a few reasons we think you should choose Best as your Mesothelioma/Respiratory Claim lawyers:

  1. We hire the Best people: our team aren’t only some of the sharpest legal minds in Queensland (no really, we win awards for it) but they’re also genuinely good people, who care about their clients. When we say we hire the Best, we mean we hire people who care about every case and every client, people you’d want fighting for you that you’d also happily catch up over a cuppa with.
  2. We will never leave you out of pocket: how so?
    • No Win, No Fee. Forever. You will only be charged if we win your case, so you can rest easy that we will be doing everything we can to put you in a better place than when you started your claim with us.
    • 30% Fee Cap. Some firms take around 50% of your compensation claim, we cap at 30% +GST to cover our fees (so even if our fees are more than that, we won’t charge you for it).
    • We cover out-of-pocket expenses. There are necessary expenses that must be incurred to successfully run your claim, because we want you to focus on your recovery and not the cost of your case. We will cover the cost for outlays needed to run your case, and you will only be expected to pay for these if your case is successful (these will be added as a part of your compensation claim, for the insurer to pay for).
  3. We take on cases other firms won’t, and we win them: we have a history of taking on claims other firms won’t, because we’re not afraid of hard work and because we know the difference a successful claim will make to you and your life.

Would you like to learn more about why you should choose Best? You can read more about our firm and our promises to you here.

How can Best help you get started?


We review your
case for free

You can talk directly with our team today to understand if you have a claim. We’ll give you honest, free advice about the Best path forward.


Our Principal
reviews your case.

Ryan will sit with your team, review your case and ensure they have the Best plan, focused on your Best result.


We cover your
out of pocket costs.

We ensure all the out of pocket costs required to run your claim are covered, so you can focus on your recovery while we focus on your case


We bring our Best
while you rest.

Our team goes to work on your case, exploring every avenue for compensation.

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