Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation about Pleural Thickening compensation claims and most claims are dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis. Call our specialist Asbestos Claims Solicitors 24/7 on freephone 0800 884 0275 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you.
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If you are diagnosed with asbestos related pleural thickening or diffuse pleural thickening in many cases you can make a claim for compensation. Due to the length of time from asbestos exposure to being diagnosed with pleural thickening, employers often go out of business and may no longer exist. However, our Asbestos Claims Solicitors are experts in finding the original employer’s liability insurance company that would pay the compensation to someone diagnosed with pleural thickening.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers have a large archive of previous successful asbestos disease claims with the insurance details of employers across the UK and this information in the hands of our specialist Solicitors will make sure that your pleural thickening claim has the best chance of success.
If we succeed in making a claim against the employer who exposed you to asbestos then the amount of compensation paid will depend on the level of respiratory disability. Pleural thickening compensation claims typically award payments ranging from around £15,000 to over £100,000.
In a small number of cases people who develop pleural thickening can go on to develop mesothelioma or lung cancer. It is essential that if you make and settle a pleural thickening claim for compensation that you keep your legal rights open to return to Court for further compensation in the event that you develop a further asbestos related condition such as mesothelioma. This type of compensation settlement is known as a Provisional Damages Award. Your Slater and Gordon Asbestos Claims Lawyer will advise you about this.
For a free consultation about how to claim compensation for Pleural Thickening or an Asbestos disease call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 884 0275 or contact us online and we will call you.
Pleural Thickening Claim Time Limits
There are time limits for making compensations claims in court. If you are diagnosed with pleural thickening it is important to seek expert legal advice immediately. People who develop pleural thickening but decide not to make a compensation claim unless they get any worse run the risk that by the time they do decide to make a claim it will be too late and their claim will be struck out. This may be the case even if you go on to develop fatal mesothelioma. So the message is straightforward - do not delay getting expert legal advice if you are diagnosed with any asbestos related disease.
Diagnosed with Pleural Thickening / Asbestos Disease
It is always hard to see how money can provide compensation for your pleural thickening and obviously it cannot properly compensate you for what you have suffered or take away the illness. However, what it can do is make it easier to provide for any care needs or equipment you may need and provide financial security for you and your family.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease such as diffuse pleural thickening, it is imperative that you get specialist legal advice as soon as possible. Slater and Gordon will be happy to review your case at no coast and provide you with the expert legal advice you need.
What is Pleural Thickening?
Pleural Thickening is scarring and thickening along the linings of the lungs which can be caused by inhaling asbestos fibres. It can be a disabling condition by itself however it is an indicator that you have been exposed to asbestos fibres in the past which may put you at risk of developing other asbestos related diseases such as asbestosis, asbestos related lung cancer or mesothelioma.
Many people have been exposed to asbestos fibres and dust throughout their working life or while undertaking renovations in their home but a lot do not realise or understand what the consequences could be of asbestos exposure. Pleural thickening tends to develop between 10 and 20 years after exposure to asbestos fibres.
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