Pleural Thickening Claims
AWH Solicitors are experts in handling asbestos related conditions and can assist you in claiming compensation for pleural thickening.
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Exposure to Asbestos
It is most likely that you have been exposed to asbestos during your employment at a site where your employer failed to provide a safe and asbestos free 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 themselves.
You may not remember or you may not have realised at the time that you have been exposed to asbestos in the past.
It could have been decades before your symptoms started to show, so even if you are unsure 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.
What is Pleural Thickening?
Pleural thickening is a lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos.
It usually causes scarring or calcification of the lungs as well as a thickening of the pleura; the lining of the lungs.
Every type of asbestos can cause pleural thickening and a relationship between the amount of exposure to the severity of the condition has been established.
What Are The Symptoms of Pleural Thickening?
Symptoms for pleural thickening vary from person to person, but will often include pains in the chest and breathlessness.
Due to the thickening of the lung lining sufferers can find themselves struggling to breathe easy as they are experiencing a significant reduction in lung capacity.
It can take a long period of time before you first start experiencing any discomfort, as it is usually 20-40 years since exposure to asbestos before the first symptoms of pleural thickening occur.
Common Industries Linked with Pleural Thickening
Asbestos can be found in many places and throughout many industries to this day. However, over the years there have been certain industries heavily linked to asbestos exposure.
Below we have provided you with a list of occupations that have been linked to asbestos, however do be aware, this list is in no way exhaustive, and asbestos exposure could have happened in almost all industries.
- 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 building
Claiming Compensation for Pleural Thickening
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with pleural thickening or you believe you may have been exposed to asbestos in the past and would like to see if you are eligible to make a claim, please get in touch with us today.
We will ensure that your matter is dealt with swiftly and professionally to put you or your families mind at ease.
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