In 2009 the Scottish Parliament made it possible for those suffering from the life-threatening condition of pleural plaques to be eligible to claim compensation from their former employers who may have caused or contributed to their problem.
Pleural plaques is a medical condition which causes scarring of lung tissue as a result of exposure to asbestos. While this often does not cause significant problems on its own, it can go on to develop into more serious conditions such as mesothelioma.
Those who suffer often have, at some point in their life, worked with or been exposed to high levels of asbestos. However, those responsible for this exposure do indeed have a duty to protect their staff and the wider public from the risks of allowing them to be able to breathe in dangerous levels of the material. It is clear that this duty has been regularly breached and so those who have developed the resultant problems are rightfully entitled to claim against those liable.
Breaches of the law which have resulted in long-term injuries should be met be strong opposition
If you suffer from any disease and you believe it may be attributable to any previous place of work, then you could be entitled to compensatory pay-outs.
Here at Scot Accident Claims, our legal team has the necessary expertise to guide you through any claim against the contraction of the pleural plaques condition. While working in both a professional and dedicated manner, we strive to ensure your case is dealt with in a way which is stress free and tailored to your own personal circumstances.
If you have been diagnosed with pleural plaques, it is important to act quickly and begin to consider the possible avenues of redress for compensation as soon as possible. This is due to the fact that claims of this nature are only permitted to go ahead if they are intimated within three years of the condition becoming apparent.
It is often the case that certain employers which may have potentially contributed to the level of exposure are no longer in existence. Even although this may be, it should not put claimants off seeking compensation. Instead of filing a claim against insolvent previous employers, our team of lawyers will seek redress through their insurers. This ensures that a just outcome is always achievable.
It is also important to stress that in order for an individual to suffer from the pleural plaques condition, the degree of exposure to asbestos they sustained need not matter. Even the smallest presence of the harmful material can cause serious long-term side effects. Therefore, even if you doubt a certain employer or situation could have contributed to its contraction, it is important to keep options open and allow them to potentially be held liable.
At Scot Accident Claims our industrial disease lawyers how sensitive and distressing an issue this is for sufferers and so we invite clients to approach us, confident in knowing their case will be dealt with appropriately.
If you think you could be owed compensation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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