Pleural Thickening Compensation
In addition to illnesses like lung cancer and Asbestosis, compensation claims for asbestos-related diseases can also extend to pleural thickening claims. If you are diagnosed with pleural thickening as a result of somebody else’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim.
At The Compensation Experts, we understand that the diagnosis of pleural thickening has the ability to drastically impact on your life. You may no longer be able to work, you may require medical treatment and your social life may also be affected. Our expert team works to recover the maximum amount of compensation you deserve to help account for loss of earnings or any other associated costs.
All of our pleural thickening claims are worked on a no win, no fee basis (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page). To begin your pleural thickening claim, contact The Compensation Experts.
What is Pleural Thickening?
Pleural thickening, sometimes known as Diffuse Pleural Thickening or DPT, happens when exposure to harmful asbestos fibres causes scarring and calcification of the lining of the lungs. The damaged tissue is thicker and less flexible than healthy cells.
It can cause chest pain and difficulty breathing, as the lungs are not able to expand and contract as intended. Sadly, there is no cure for pleural thickening and it can significantly reduce your quality of life.This is why our panel of specialist compensation solicitors work so hard to ensure those diagnosed with pleural thickening receive the compensation to which they are entitled.
The Difference between Pleural Plaques and Pleural Thickening
Unlike pleural thickening, which can affect a person’s ability to breathe effectively, pleural plaques do not cause long-term health issues, nor does their presence mean that a person will later develop an asbestos-related illness like Asbestosis, Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer. Because they do not have the same health implications, it is not possible to claim compensation for pleural plaques in England and Wales.
Am I Eligible to Make a Pleural Thickening Claim?
Diagnosis is an important step in the pleural thickening claims process. The two most common symptoms of pleural thickening are shortness of breath and chest pain. As part of the diagnosis of your condition, you may undergo stress tests to check the efficiency of your lung function. You may also have an x-ray or CT scan, and your specialist will take into account your working and medical history to determine whether factors such as exposure to asbestos could have caused your condition.
Your results will be compared to what doctors consider to be “normal” results for someone of your age, to see how strong your lungs are and whether they can get enough oxygen into your bloodstream to nourish your body.
Proper diagnosis is essential as pleural thickening does not only result from exposure to asbestos. It can also be caused by conditions such as:
Treatments like chemotherapy can also lead to pleural thickening. It is therefore vital to identify the cause of pleural thickening to ensure you have legal grounds to make a successful compensation claim.
In addition to this, to make a pleural thickening claim, you must be able to prove that you developed the condition due to somebody else’s negligence. For example, you may not have been given proper protective equipment or received adequate training at work.
The easiest way to find out if you are eligible to make a pleural thickening claim is to speak to our expert team today. They will talk through the details of your case with you to determine whether your claim is likely to be successful.
What is the Time Limit to Make a Pleural Thickening Claim?
In negligence cases, the time limit is usually 3 years from the date of an incident. You should not worry that just because it has been years since you worked in hazardous conditions that it will not be possible to make a compensation claim for pleural thickening however.
It is not uncommon for pleural thickening to be diagnosed decades after exposure to asbestos therefore, claims can be made up to 3 years from the date of diagnosis. This time limit may also be extended in exceptional circumstances, or in particularly complex cases. This will be decided on a case by case basis however.
How Much Compensation Could I get for a Pleural Thickening Claim?
The amount of compensation you will receive for a pleural thickening claim will depend on the severity of your condition and the impact it has had on your lifestyle. This and other factors will be taken into account when your compensation amount is calculated.
To get a more accurate answer to this question, speak to one of our friendly advisors.
Making a Pleural Thickening Claim
Contact The Compensation Experts today to find out more about making a pleural thickening compensation claim. We will connect you to a specialist solicitor with relevant experience in successfully handling cases like yours to make sure you have the right people working to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our specialist lawyers at The Compensation Experts have a comprehensive understanding of awards for asbestos-related illnesses and will put together a strong claim to ensure you receive the money to which you are entitled.
The majority of our claims are handled on a No win, no fee basis (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page), and we can explain how this works at your initial consultation so you can decide if it is the right choice for you.
Find out more today by using our freephone number or filling in our online contact form.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which then helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert Pleural Thickening Claims Advisors Working For You
We specialise in helping those diagnosed with pleural thickening, as a result of exposure to asbestos, claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis*, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may be also liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.
Whether you are ready to make a pleural thickening claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have trained advisors on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.