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Pleural Thickening Claims Lawyers Glasgow, Scotland

The pleura is made up of two thin membranes that surround the lungs. As you will well know if you or a family member has recently been diagnosed with pleural thickening, it is a disease where the pleura is extensively thickened by scarring. Very often, the condition is a direct consequence of asbestos exposure. Like other asbestos-related diseases, it can be many years from the last time you were exposed to asbestos to when you come to realise you are suffering from pleural thickening. The expert solicitors at Jones Whyte have decades of experience between them in bringing claims for pleural thickening against former employers to obtain compensation for our clients.

Occupations at Risk of Pleural Thickening in Scotland

If you work, or used to work, regularly around asbestos, you could be at a higher than average risk of developing pleural thickening. When asbestos fibres enter the lungs and scar the pleura, it can cause chest tightness and breathlessness (otherwise known as pleurisy). If this occurs all over the lungs, the condition is called diffuse pleural thickening, and if it occurs in patches it is called pleural plaques.

Among many others, the following occupations are at a higher risk of suffering pleural thickening:

  • building surveyors;
  • cable layers;
  • carpenters and joiners;
  • computer installers;
  • construction workers;
  • demolition workers;
  • electricians;
  • fire fighters; and
  • gas fitters.

Whatever the nature of your employment, if you have recently discovered that you are suffering from pleural thickening as a result of your employer’s negligence in failing to ensure you were properly safeguarded, then contact Jones Whyte for support and advice today.

Bringing a Claim for Pleural Thickening in Scotland

Since 2007, it has not been possible to claim compensation for pleural thickening in the rest of the UK, but in Scotland you are still able to pursue compensation for this disease. At Jones Whyte, the dedicated asbestos-related disease lawyers will do all they can to make sure you get the compensation you deserve to help improve your quality of life and, as far as possible, move on from the incident.

Contact our Pleural Thickening Claims Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland Today

The personal injury solicitors at Jones Whyte understand that not only can a diagnosis of pleural thickening mean physical side effects: breathlessness, chest tightness and a general diminishment in your standard of living, but so too can it cause anxiety and anger, both for you and for those closest to you. Our team will work with you to ensure that you have the best legal assistance at this difficult time and that you understand what is going on every step of the way. Contact us to discuss your options and find out what we can do to help.

We value our clients and seek to put them at ease. We will make sure that we look after your emotional wellbeing, as well as your compensation claim. We offer an open-door policy and legal services tailored to your needs and budget. For legal advice and assistance from solicitors who will always put your best interests first, please contact us. Our head office is in Glasgow, call 01413751222 today, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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