Are You Entitled to Make a Pleural Thickening Claim?
Pleural thickening is an asbestos related illness and if you have been diagnosed within the last three years then you could be entitled to submit a pleural thickening claim.
What Can You Claim For?
If you have been exposed to asbestos in your place of work and this has caused you to suffer from pleural thickening, then you could be entitled to claim for compensation. Pleural thickening occurs when asbestos that you should not have been exposed to, is inhaled and makes its way into the two layered membrane surrounding the lungs, causing scarring and thickening.
Pleural thickening claims tend to be made by employees who have long since left their employers, but that does not mean you cannot submit a claim for compensation. Some of the professions where pleural thickness claims are most commonly made from include:
However, pleural thickening is by no means limited to the above and can occur in any profession where the victim has been exposed to asbestos. Here at Scott Rees and Co, we can help with your pleural thickening claim regardless of the profession that you were working in when you contracted it.
What are the Syptoms?
Pleural thickening in its early stages has no symptoms, as it is a progressive condition, which is why it can go undetected for many years. As it progresses, some of the most common symptoms of pleural thickening that a victim will begin to experience include:
- Progressive breathlessness
- Reduced chest wall movement
- Chest pain
- Disability from impaired lung function
- Persistent cough