At Ison Harrison solicitors, we have experienced industrial disease solicitors who can offer expert legal advice if you have been diagnosed with pleural thickening and are looking to make a personal injury compensation claim.

Claims for Pleural Thickening

Pleural thickening is formally known as diffuse pleural thickening, and also commonly described as the non-cancerous thickening of the pleural cavity of the lungs. It is quite a common condition and the number of reported cases is increasing each year. The condition is a prescribed industrial disease and that means you can make a claim for personal injury, and you may also be able to apply for benefits under the industrial injuries disablement scheme. At Ison Harrison, our pleural thickening claims solicitors can help you apply for both.

How you can become diagnosed with pleural thickening

A past exposure to loose asbestos fibres at work, either knowingly or unknowingly, can result in a range of medical conditions developing many years later. These can include mesothelioma and asbestosis, as well as pleural thickening. Sometimes it can take between 10-40 years for these conditions to become noticeable.

Pleural thickening is not considered life-threatening, but its existence can cause serious health issues, affect your lifestyle and comfort and may also create concern that a more sinister form of asbestos-related illness lies in wait. Although similar to pleural plaques, pleural thickening is more serious in that more of the lungs are affected. Symptoms of the condition include: Shortness of breath, tightness across the chest and chest pain, particularly following physical exertion.

How we can help with pleural thickening claims following your diagnosis

We have helped many clients successfully claim compensation for work-related injury and industrial illness and are proud of the recommendations we receive highlighting our client dedication. This is particularly important with claims for asbestos-related illness because the symptoms are often only uncovered later in life, and therefore industrial illness solicitors are required to research historical records to find evidence of employer negligence and liability. Often this can involve employers and businesses which have moved, changed name or no longer exist. In such circumstances we have a proven track record of finding the required evidence to further your claim.

In all cases we can process your pleural thickening claim on a no-win-no-fee basis and treat your case with complete confidentiality and professionalism. We can also assist with medical care and put you in touch with medical professionals who can ensure you are getting the right care and attention for your condition. First we will meet with you for a free, initial consultation where we can establish your chances of successfully pursuing a claim, then we can work with you to find the sufficient evidence that an employer was negligent in their management of asbestos risk.

Contact our industrial disease solicitors for confidential advice

At Ison Harrison we understand that a diagnosis of pleural thickening can bring concern and anxiety, and we are here as Yorkshire’s most established asbestos-related illness experts to help you through this difficult period and on the road to recovery and the compensation reward you deserve.

Call our personal injury solicitors today on 0113 284 5000 or email