Dust disease claims will cost the Australian economy more than $8 billion in the next 30 years as asbestos claims continue and the number of silicosis and other dust disease-related claims rise. This litigation continues to impact individuals, employers, product manufacturers, the petrochemical and power industries and their various insurers.
We work closely with our clients in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to address the legal, reputational and strategic issues in this sensitive and difficult area of long-tail liability.
We act for corporates and insurers in the defence of a range of dust-related claims around Australia, including product liability and worker exposure cases, and work health and safety matters.
We provide long-term strategic management and risk management advice to our clients, as well as advice on tactics in individual claims. We also advise on insurance trigger and indemnity matters.