Pleural Thickening Claims & Compensation

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 fibres 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 pleural 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 breach of duty.

Carrs solicitors specialise in occupational injury and disease claims. We operate on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that we do not charge a fee if the claim is unsuccessful. If the case is successful we make deduction from the damages awarded but the client receives the vast majority of the award. Our clients are therefore never out of pocket.

Contact Carrs Solicitors Today

For free specialist advice in confidence and with no obligation please call Carrs Solicitors on 01204 496898. Alternatively you can fill in an enquiry form and one of our solicitors will be in touch to advise you.

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