Support and guidance throughout your claim
Here at AWH Solicitors, our industrial disease team are extremely experienced in dealing with pleural thickening claims. We know that suffering from pleural thickening can have a negative impact on your life, and can leave you physically and emotionally drained.
Our main aim is to help you, so we make claiming compensation with us as simple and straightforward as possible. We offer full transparency on any costs and all our cases are run on a no-win-no-fee basis.
At AWH Solicitors, we help our clients look forward to their future and not back on their illness. We want to help you do the same.
About pleural thickening
What is pleural thickening and who can claim?
Pleural thickening is a condition where both the inner and outer layers of the lung lining become thickened due to scar tissue. It can cause a range of breathing problems, and develops following exposure to asbestos.
Every type of asbestos can cause pleural thickening. Usually, the more you’ve been exposed to asbestos, the more severe your pleural thickening will be. The condition can make breathing very difficult.
Pleural thickening can sometimes be a symptom of mesothelioma, which is a very serious type of cancer. We understand that this can be very worrying, and want to help you be able to claim the compensation that you need to receive the most thorough medical care and have every possibility investigated.
Symptoms to look out for
Symptoms for pleural thickening vary from person to person, but will often include chest pains and breathlessness.
If you have pleural thickening, your lung capacity is significantly reduced, which will cause you to struggle to breathe.
It can take a long period of time before you first start experiencing any discomfort from your symptoms. The first symptoms of pleural thickening usually appear 20-40 years after you’re exposed to asbestos.
Even if you stopped working around asbestos 20 years ago but have been diagnosed with pleural thickening within the past three years, our team can help you go through the pleural thickening claims process.
We understand how life-changing a pleural thickening diagnosis can be for you and your family. That’s why our industrial disease solicitors will be by your side throughout the entire claims process, supporting you.
Exposure to asbestos
It is most likely that you have been exposed to asbestos because your employer has failed to provide a safe work environment.
However, you could have also been exposed through other means, like being in contact with clothes from a person who has recently been exposed to asbestos themselves.
You may not remember or you may not have realised at the time that you have been exposed to asbestos.
It can be decades before your symptoms start to show but if you are displaying even slight symptoms of pleural thickening, you should seek medical advice.
If you are worried about any symptoms you are experiencing relating to your breathing you should always get in touch with your GP to be diagnosed as soon as possible.
If you do get diagnosed with pleural thickening, contact us today so we can help you get compensated.
Industries most common in pleural thickening claims
Asbestos can be found in many places and throughout many industries to this day. However, over the years there have been certain jobs that are heavily linked to asbestos exposure, including:
- Fire fighters
- Gas fitters
- Building surveyors
- Carpenters or joiners
- Computer installers
- Shop fitters
- Telecommunications engineers
- Textile workers
- Construction workers
- Demolition workers
- Heating and ventilation engineers
- Insulation workers
- Painters and decorators
- Roofing contractors
- Ship builders
This list doesn’t include every job at risk, and asbestos exposure could have happened in almost all industries.
If you work in one of the above industries or similar, and have symptoms of pleural thickening, get in touch with our team today.
We understand what you are going through, having worked with many clients suffering from asbestos-related conditions over the years.
Our mixture of expertise and compassion means that you will feel safe and confident that we’ll do our best to get you the result you need.
Claiming compensation for pleural thickening
How we can help you
We know that pleural thickening can be uncomfortable and dangerous to live with. If you suffer from it as a result of exposure to asbestos at work, we can help you do something about it.
Employers who neglect to protect their staff need to be brought to justice, which is why we want to help you file your claim.
We can help you claim compensation which for your pain, suffering, and any financial losses that you have suffered as a result of your illness.
We can help you move onwards and upwards after suffering at the hands of an employer.
Our industrial disease team have dealt with many cases just like yours, and always strive to do their best to meet every single client’s needs.
We will be there for you from day one of your claim, helping you get the compensation you need.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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