Illness caused by asbestos exposure

Compensation for people with asbestos-related diseases

If your illness was caused by exposure to asbestos, and you have or are likely to incur medical costs, you should contact a compensation lawyer to explore your legal options regarding compensation through the court system. You should also inform Medibank about your injury or illness.

If you're ill due to asbestos exposure:

  1. Make sure that you seek treatment straight away.
  2. Contact a specialist asbestos compensation lawyer to discuss the process of claiming for compensation.
  3. Download and complete the Medibank Compensation Questionnaire.

Medibank Compensation Questionnaire

Treatment for your illness will probably include medical services. These services need to be marked as related to the asbestos incident because if you pursue your legal rights later you will need evidence from Medibank outlining exactly what medical expenses were paid, including gaps.

This form is also required for those who do not want to pursue their legal rights, as it is a member requirement within Medibank’s Fund Rules to fill in the Compensation Questionnaire if your injury or illness is caused by asbestos exposure.


If you have any questions about the compensation process of your specific circumstances, you can contact the Compensation Department via:

Telephone: 1300 880 276


Fax: (03) 8622 5691