Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Pleural Thickening

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Pleural thickening

 

What is it ?

 

Pleural thickening, also known as diffuse pleural thickening, is a lung disease in which extensive scarring thickens the pleura, the thin membrane that covers the lungs.

 

As the scar tissue grows, it can close off the space between the lungs and pleura. The condition, one of the most commonly diagnosed signs of asbestos exposure, may cause chest pain and a significant decline in breathing function.

 

How did I get it?

 

Most likely from exposure to asbestos either from working with it or being in contact with someone who worked with asbestos and brought contaminants home with them.

Professions most at risk are : shipbuilding industry, construction workers, engineers, plasterers, roofing, boilermakers, electricians, carpenters, painters, pipe fitters, maintenance workers and teachers.

Exposure most likely happened many decades ago and pleural thickening takes a long time to manifest.

 

How can I claim compensation?

 

Compensation is claimed from your employer who exposed you to asbestos.

In many cases the employer is no longer trading. In those circumstances investigations are made into who the insurers were at the time and the claim is paid by them.

 

There are also government schemes that will pay out some compensation and further information can be found at : https://www.gov.uk/industrial-injuries-disablement-benefit/eligibility

 

What can I get compensation for?

 

  • The pain and suffering caused by the illness itself
  • Any loss of earnings
  • Mobility aids or adaptation to your home.
  • Care and assistance by family
  • Losses and expenses of family members
  • Travelling expenses to hospital or medical appointments

 

Talk to one of our solicitors

 

At Kiteleys we are always happy to help. We believe that the law should be easily accessible, so if you have any questions for our solicitors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Call us on 01425 278866 or enquire online.

 

 

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 40 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. BH13 7LP. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.