Pleural thickening claims
Unfortunately many people working in Scotland were exposed to asbestos throughout the twentieth century.
Pleural thickening is like other asbestos-related conditions, in that it can be many years between a person being exposed to asbestos dust and symptoms of pleural thickening developing.
Our asbestos disease solicitors are leading the way in securing asbestos victims rightful compensation. Recently we won a landmark ruling setting a new level of compensation for our client William Wales, a pleural plaques sufferer.
We are here to guide you through the compensation process and through our no win no fee funding model, Compensate, secure the maximum level of compensation possible.
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.
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
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 asbestos-related pleural thickening?
Asbestos-related pleural thickening is a scarring and hardening of the pleura, which is the membrane which protects the lungs from damage by the ribs during the act of breathing, that can be caused by exposure to asbestos dust.
The scarring and hardening happens when asbestos dust is inhaled and the asbestos fibres in the dust became lodged in the pleura, making it difficult for the lungs to expand properly, causing breathlessness.
Sadly, this is an irreversible condition and can become progressively once over time after being developed. Like other asbestos-related conditions, it can be many years between a person being exposed to asbestos dust and symptoms of pleural thickening developing.
What are the symptoms for pleural thickening?
Pleural thickening does not present as a definite list of symptoms. However, sufferers may notice increasing breathlessness, reduced chest wall movement when breathing, chest pain and persistent cough.
Exposure to asbestos dust is not the only cause of pleural thickening. The condition can also be caused by infections, injuries, blood clot in the artery of the lung and the early development of some types of tumours.
Making a pleural thickening claim
We appreciate that developing an asbestos related condition like pleural thickening can be a very anxious and difficult time.
Our solicitors have experience with working for many asbestos victims and understand the impact this disease can have on individuals and their families.
We are here to help guide you through the process of making a claim without adding additional worry or stress and we have the expertise to secure the maximum level of compensation that you and your family are entitled to.
Contact our pleural thickening solicitors today
If you think you have developed pleural thickening as a result of exposure to asbestos at work, we would encourage you should get in touch with our specialist solicitor as quickly as possible.
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