Pleural thickening is also known as diffuse pleural thickening and is a type of debilitating disease affecting the lungs, often caused by exposure to asbestos, a material that has been found in a number of different working environments.
Jefferies Solicitors often see pleural thickening claims made from the following workplace settings:
- Construction and demolition
- A variety of tradesmen including plasterers, plumbers, insulation workers, heating engineers and cable layers.
- Telecommunication engineers
- Textile workers
People who do not have direct exposure to harmful substances like asbestos can still make pleural thickening claims. For example, people who live with workers exposed to damaging materials or people who live close to factories containing asbestos can also successfully receive compensation.
Your employer’s responsibility
Pleural thickening claims are often derived from poor conditions in the workplace due to the negligence of the employer.
Claims can be made against existing or past employers. This is mainly because the effects of pleural thickening do not manifest until much later on. In some cases, claims can go back to the 1940s. Employers have a responsibility to keep employees safe on their premises. This includes limiting or preventing exposure to asbestos which can cause pleural thickening.
Beginning your pleural thickening claim with Jefferies Solicitors
Jefferies Solicitors has a wealth of knowledge in the field of industrial related diseases and illnesses and we have a firm track record in dealing with pleural thickening claims.
If you have any symptoms of pleural thickening like shortness of breath then you must get in touch with your GP straight away, as often this disease can be a precursor for other asbestos-related conditions like asbestosis or mesothelioma.
If you are suffering from pleural thickening then please get in touch with our legal team at Jefferies Solicitors as soon as possible. We will be able to guide you through the legal process, ensuring your needs are made a priority at all times.
Please fill in an online claim form or call us on 0800 342 3206 to discuss your *no win no fee compensation.
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