If you’ve been exposed to asbestos, you might develop an asbestos-related disease such as pleural thickening. Our solicitors could help you claim pleural thickening compensation and work out who is responsible for your illness.
What Is Pleural Thickening?
Pleural thickening is the term given to damage to and thickening of the lining of the lung. It causes breathlessness and pain as your lungs struggle to inflate properly. There’s no cure and it can reduce your quality of life. Having pleural thickening can also indicate that you may go on to develop other asbestos-related illnesses.
What Causes Pleural Thickening?
Many people suffer asbestos-related diseases after being exposed to asbestos at work. Others are affected after coming into regular contact with someone who worked with asbestos, for example, by washing a spouse’s clothes after a shift on a construction site.
Can I Claim Pleural Thickening Compensation?
Employers have a duty to protect their employees from contact with hazardous substances. If you have developed pleural thickening as a result of exposure to asbestos at work, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
How Much Pleural Thickening Compensation Can I Claim?
Pleural thickening compensation amounts can vary depending on the severity of your illness. We'll gather all the details we need about your condition, and will push for a settlement that reflects your needs.
Are There Time Limits For Making A Pleural Thickening Claim?
You’ll normally have three years to make a claim from the date you were diagnosed with pleural thickening. Asbestos related diseases often take decades to develop but we could still help you make a claim. We could help you act against your former employer, even if you haven’t worked there for a long time, or if they’ve ceased trading.
We encourage you to contact us as soon as you’re diagnosed, even if you’re not sure when you were exposed to asbestos. We can help you identify at what point you were exposed and will help you make a claim against your present or past employer.
Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?
Our team of asbestos lawyers is the largest in the country. We have years of experience helping people in similar situations, campaigning for justice and better protection for workers.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
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