Pleural Thickening

What is Pleural Thickening?

Pleural Thickening is a lung disease caused by exposure to Asbestos. It usually causes scarring or calcification of the lungs as well as a thickening of the pleura (lining of the lungs). Every type of asbestos can cause pleural thickening and a relationship between the amount of exposure to the severity of the condition has been established.

What Are The Symptoms of Pleural Thickening?

Symptoms for Pleural Thickening vary from person to person but can include pains in the chest and breathlessness. Due to the thickening of the lung lining and its other effects sufferers can find a significant reduction in lung capacity however symptoms most often always start with an inflammation of the pleura. Please note that it is usually 20-40 years since exposure to asbestos before symptoms occur.

Can I Make a Compensation Claim For Pleural Thickening?

Roberts Jackson Solicitors are experts in handling asbestos related conditions and can assist you or any member of family in making a claim for pleural thickening. All our cases are run on No Win No Fee agreements and we can make the claims process as simple as possible meaning that you and your family can concentrate on matters a little closer to home.

It may be that your exposure has occurred through your occupation and your employer has failed to protect you or it could be possible that you have been exposed through other means such as washing a relatives clothes that contain asbestos. Either way we would urge you to discuss your symptoms with your GP and contact us for free specialist legal advice.

Common Industries Linked With Pleural thickening

Asbestos can be found in many places and throughout many industries to this day, however there are certain industries that have been heavily linked to asbestos exposure. Please see below a list of these industries (please note that this list is non-exhaustive and asbestos exposure can happen in many other industries):

  • Fire fighters
  • Gas fitters
  • Building surveyors
  • Carpenters or joiners
  • Computer installers
  • Shop fitters
  • Telecommunications engineers
  • Textile workers
  • Construction workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Electricians
  • Heating and ventilation engineers
  • Insulation workers
  • Miners
  • Painters and decorators
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofing contractors
  • Ship building

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with pleural thickening or believe you may have been exposed to asbestos in the past and would like to see if you are eligible to make a claim, please get in touch with us today. We will ensure that your matter is dealt with swiftly and professionally to put you or your families mind at ease. Contact Free Phone 0800 001 4496 or alternatively fill in the claim form on the bottom of the page and we will get back in touch with you.


Asbestos Related Conditions Compensation Amounts

Pleural Thickening

25,000 to £51,500

Asbestosis

31,500 to £69,500

Lung Cancer

51,500 to £69,500

Mesothelioma

5,000 to £83,750

*All figures are based on the maximum JC guidelines*