Pleural Thickening Claims

Pleural thickening is a lung disease that involves the calcification, scarring and or thickening of the thin lining that surrounds the lungs known as the pleura. It is often caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers into the lungs. Carrs solicitors can help you claim for compensation if your exposure to asbestos in the workplace has led to you developing this condition. Anyone suffering from pleural thickening is likely to suffer from symptoms which include shortness of breath, feeling tightness across the chest, and general chest pain which typically occurs after physical exertion.

Causes of Pleural Thickening

Workers whose profession entails handling or being in close proximity to asbestos are at high risk of developing the condition. Prolonged exposure over a period of 5 to 10 years can significantly increase the likelihood of a person suffering from the disease. Workers in the following professions are at risk of significant exposure to asbestos:

  • Building surveyors
  • Electricians
  • Construction workers
  • Insulation workers
  • Demolitions workers
  • Miners
  • Bricklayer

Making a Pleaural Thickening Claim

If you have pleural thickening and you believe it developed as a direct result of your proximity to asbestos at work, contact Carrs solicitors to learn more about making a pleaural thickening claim against your current or former employer. Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their employees, and if you have developed a disease from working with asbestos you can claim compensation due to your employer’s professional negligence.

Carr solicitors specialise in dealing with work injury and disease claims. We operate on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that all our clients actually receive 100% of the compensation they are awarded and are not hit with legal fees before, during or after the settlement of the claim. 

Contact Us

If you have pleural thickening which you believe is a consequence of inhaling asbestos in the workplace call Carrs Solicitors on 0800 587 0746. Arrange a free Pleaural Thickening Claim consultation and we will discuss your situation to establish whether you have the grounds to make a successful claim. Alternatively you can fill in an enquiry form and one of our solicitors will be in touch to advise you.