Pleural Thickening Claims
The pleura is a two-layered membrane which surrounds the lungs and lines the inside of the rib cage. Some asbestos fibres inhaled into lungs work their way out to the pleura and may cause fibrosis or scarring to develop there. This causes the pleura to thicken and this may show up on a chest X-ray. Pleural thickening extends over a large area and may restrict expansion of the lungs, leading to breathlessness.
Employers should protect workers from coming into contact with hazardous substances, if they have not done so in your case and you are suffering as a result then you can apply for compensation. Even if you no longer work for that employer, or the company no longer exists, you may still be able to claim.
Every client has the right to seek proper compensation to help them access the best possible specialised medical treatment, as well as to make life a little easier in these very difficult circumstances. It is hard enough to come to terms with having this disease without also having to go through any stress related to finding good quality, expert legal advice. Contact Accident Injury Solicitors today to receive free advice on your individual case.