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
- Construction workers
- Insulation workers
- Demolitions workers
Making a 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 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.