Pleural Plaques

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Pleural Plaques compensation

On 17 October 2007 the Law Lords upheld a Court of Appeal decision that the existence of pleural plaques does not constitute actionable or compensatable damage.

Prior to that, people had been able to bring a claim for pleural plaques compensation.

However, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) introduced the Pleural Plaques former claimants payment scheme in 2010.


If you were diagnosed with pleural plaques as a result of exposure to asbestos and contacted a legal or trade union representative for help before 17 October 2007 then you may be eligible to claim £5,000.

For further details call the Ministry of Justice on 0300 303 8150 or visit:

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