Brian Thomas was exposed to asbestos when working for Percy Williams & Sons Limited, firstly as an apprentice carpenter and later as a carpenter between 1959 and 1965 in Redruth, Cornwall.
Tragically he contracted mesothelioma as a result of this exposure, which was diagnosed shortly after his 70th birthday. He had chemotherapy but passed away as a result of the mesothelioma in August 2013.
An admission of liability was obtained and an interim payment of compensation was made during Brian's lifetime, but he passed away before the claim could be settled. His widow instructed Caroline Pinfold to carry on the claim on behalf of his estate. She described how Brian had been a DIY enthusiast and builder, and keen gardener before he contracted the mesothelioma. He had also done maintenance work for their local church where he served as Deacon. They had enjoyed travelling and visiting Brian's children in Australia. The claim was successfully settled in February 2015.
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
Fieldfisher is: ‘a firm full of the highest quality lawyers in the field' and has an 'outstanding depth of expertise’ - Legal 500 2015, Awarded Top Tier
"The group is praised for its commitment to 'demystifying the legal process' while this is a firm for which the client has always been a priority"
Fieldfisher's Personal Injury and Medical Negligence solicitors are proudly listed as 'Super Lawyers' in both on-line and off-line printed publishings.
Fieldfisher has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Fieldfisher are signatories of the Ethical Marketing Charter demonstrating our commitment to responsible, transparent and professional marketing.
Fieldfisher has been named as the winners of the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015: *Claimant Clinical Negligence Award*. Testament to our expertise.
Widow shares mesothelioma story in appeal for witnesses
The widow of a carpenter who died from mesothelioma in 2013 shared her husband's story with the press this week, including a personal photo of the couple in happier days.
Substantial claim for widow of perfectionist whose work maintaining their home was almost irreplaceable
As litigation funding gets murkier, legal aid remains a beacon for families devastated by birth injuries
Arti Shah highlights Cervical Screening Awareness Week with a device that could make testing more comfortable
The Sun reports on Keith Barrett's case of Richard Giles, who died after being electrocuted when his lorry hit 11,000 volt cables