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Pleural plaques compensation claims

Digby Brown are leading the way in getting full and fair compensation for people affected by pleural plaques.

We recently won a landmark case on behalf of William Wales, who was diagnosed with Pleural Plaques after being exposed to asbestos through working as an electrician.

Mr Wales was awarded nearly £8,500 in provisional damages. This is more than double the amount of compensation generally provided for by the voluntary framework agreements currently used by some legal firms and insurance companies when assessing claims being made because of asbestos-related conditions.

At Digby Brown, we treat each pleural plaques claim individually and will do everything we can to ensure you receive full and fair compensation using our no win no fee funding, Compensate.

If you believe you have developed pleural plaques as the result of asbestos exposure, call us on 0141 352 6215.

No win no fee personal injury solicitors

The expression “No Win – No Fee” is often used in personal injury cases.  It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses. 

A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful. 

In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.

Compensate 'no win no fee' funding

Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.

If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing

On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer

Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.

In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.

Don’t take our word for it, just read many of the court decisions and case studies on our website, or watch Joanne's story.

Beware of compensation offers which may be too good

We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.

  • How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
  • If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
  • Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
  • If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
  • It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
  • These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.

We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value. 

Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.

Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown

Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.

Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.

Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors

We have offices across Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Aberdeen and Ayr.

For further information about no win no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.

What is pleural plaques?

Pleural Plaques are areas of scarring on the pleura which is the membrane that protects the lungs from damage by the ribs during the act of breathing. The scarring is the result of asbestos fibres lodging in the pleura.

Pleural Plaques does not usually cause breathing disability but can mean that individuals will go on to develop more severe conditions such as Mesothelioma.

Your right to pleural plaques compensation

In 2009, the Scottish Parliament passed an act allowing people who have developed pleural plaques as a result of exposure to asbestos at work to claim compensation.

Although the law was challenged, the UK Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that it was lawful and people in Scotland could claim compensation if they had been affected.

There are strict time limits on pleural plaques claims. We would encourage you to get in touch as quickly as possible if you think you have developed pleural plaques as a result of exposure to asbestos at work.

Pleural plaques claim for compensation

At Digby Brown, we understand the impact that being diagnosed with pleural plaques can have on individuals and their loved ones.

We take into account the impact on an individual’s health and the anxiety and distress caused by being diagnosed with pleural plaques and we do this on a case to case basis, every case is treated with care.

If you have been diagnosed with pleural plaques and would like to learn more about making a pleural plaques claim, call us on 0141 352 6215 or fill in our short enquiry form.

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