Specialist advice in pleural thickening claims
‘Pleural thickening compensation can be a complex area. You need a safe pair of hands to bring a successful claim.’
If you have come into contact with asbestos in the past, and have now developed pleural thickening that is restricting your breathing you may be able to make a claim for pleural thickening compensation. However, a claim may be complex and you will need specialist advice to succeed, which is where Royds Withy King can help.
Pleural thickening claims explained
Pleural thickening occurs where benign areas of thickening of the lungs develop as your body reacts to asbestos fibres you breathed in many years before. Pleural thickening can lead to shortness of breath, and you may feel pain and discomfort too. You need specialist advice because many other conditions can cause pleural thickening or shortness of breath. To make a successful pleural thickening claim you need to assess whether the pleural thickening has been caused by your work with asbestos, and how much it is affecting your breathing.
- Making a claim for compensation
If you are making a claim for compensation for pleural thickening, you want a dedicated lawyer who understands the issues and focuses on your individual circumstances. We have the experience to make a successful claim, speedily and sensitively, to get you the compensation you deserve.
- Determining the cause
You may only have experienced symptoms of pleural thickening fairly recently. Even so, it could be many years since you first came into contact with asbestos. We have a thorough knowledge of where and when asbestos was used, and will ask the right questions to pinpoint how and when you were exposed.
Contact our team of specialist industrial disease solicitors today, or read more intofmation on how we can help you with your industrial disease compensation claim;
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“Royds Withy King, Tracy Norris-Evans is renowned for brain injury and paediatric work, and ‘shrewd lawyer and tactician’ Richard Brooks specialises in claims involving animals. Also recommended are Ian Carrier, who is adept in spinal injury claims; and Helen Childs, who leads the industrial diseases practice.” Legal 500 2016 South East