Pleural Thickening Compensation Claims | Digby Brown Solicitors
(local rate, even from a mobile)

Older man with sentence 'Past Exposure to Asbestos. Don't just accept it - we can fight it! Call 0141 352 6215'

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.

If you, or a family member, has developed pleural thickening as a result of asbestos exposure, call us on 0141 352 6215 to find out how we can help.

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.

Call us on 0141 352 6215 or fill in our enquiry form by clicking here and a member of our legal team will be in touch shortly.

based on 1439 reviews
  • First class service.
    Jimmy Ritchie - 11 Mar 2019
  • Excellent, professional and trustworthy reliable service. Constantly kept us up to date with proceedings,...
    ICEPOL - 08 Mar 2019
  • My case for compensation, after being knocked down by a car on a pavement, has been very successfully...
    Lorna - 08 Mar 2019
  • I used Digby Brown after I had an accident at work and am delighted with the way the case was handled...
    evelyn - 06 Mar 2019
  • I have used Digby brown twice now and i cannot fault them,I totally recommend them 100%.
    Melissa Holbrook - 04 Mar 2019
  • Cannot fault the service - would highly recommend.
    Joan - 03 Mar 2019
  • I was unsure at first whether to make a personal injury claim after having laser treatment which went...
    Emma - 28 Feb 2019
  • Digby Brown’s service was brilliant right from the beginning, always keeping me updated by sending...
    Rebecca - 28 Feb 2019
  • Outstanding service from start to finish and I come away with much more than expected thanks to the...
    Stephanie - 28 Feb 2019
  • Only took 1 phone call and they had sorted everything out for me well recommended and always kept me...
    Alan - 28 Feb 2019
  • I contacted Digby Brown due to an accident at a holiday park that was clearly due to negligence on their...
    Hazel - 28 Feb 2019
  • I used Digby Brown and found the expierance stress free.I was kept well informed at all stages for my...
    michael keenan - 27 Feb 2019
  • Professional but friendly. Helpful and insightful. Kept us up to date with what was happening. I\'d be...
    Elaine McCann - 27 Feb 2019
  • Louise was fantastic, extremely helpful, friendly and professional! Thank you!
    Karen - 27 Feb 2019
  • Did a great job
    Catherine - 27 Feb 2019
  • I had a accident last year and called Digby Brown Solicitors. They were Professional, Reliable, and very...
    Lesley - 27 Feb 2019
  • I was worried the experience would be daunting but the solicitor Chris Stewart and Alison Shaw we’re...
    Mrs Gray - 27 Feb 2019
  • Very helpful and knowledgeable staff from start to conclusion. Totally thorough and professional service.
    Mrs Rose Hewit - 27 Feb 2019
  • Excellent service from digby brown, Gail handled the claim professionally and I was always kept up to...
    Laura - 15 Feb 2019
  • I would highly recommend Digby Brown especially Lynne Kerr who dealt with my case always keeping me informed...
    Helen Johnston - 14 Feb 2019