From 1962 to 1978 Leonard was employed as an apprentice engineer and as a projects engineer at YA&Y Ltd. From time to time he worked near to thermal insulation engineers and asbestos sprayers and also workers who cut asbestos flues to size for installation, installed asbestos blankets in ceiling voids, installed gaskets including asbestos rope. In November 2006 he was informed that he had mesothelioma.
After he first instructed Fieldfisher in January 2007, Rodney Nelson-Jones promptly travelled to see him at his home three days later and took a lengthy statement from him. Sadly, he died in May before his own Court action could be concluded. In January 2008, 12 months after being instructed, Rodney successfully settled his widow’s claim for £450,000.
It is standard Fieldfisher practice to travel promptly to the homes of mesothelioma sufferers and take full and detailed statements from them. These statements help to win their cases, whatever may happen to them later.
The case was funded throughout by no win no fee agreements, initially with Leonard and subsequently with his widow.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and would like further information please contact us by one of the following:
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
"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 has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Charities we support
Mesothelioma team share with press tragic story of Chelmsford man left with asbestos cancer
Sarah Wolf is very much hoping that sharing with the local press the heart-breaking story of an honest working man facing the consequences of simply doing the best for his family may prompt former colleagues to come forward with important information.
Teamwork uncovers vital information in Marley tiles asbestos case
Following settlement in a drawn-out case against UK tile manufacturer Marley, Peter Williams said the case would have been finalised sooner had Marley acknowledged that most of its tiles used by his client Roy Morris contained asbestos.
MOD issues asbestos warning to engineers working on Sea King helicopters
According to press reports this week, the Ministry of Defence has issued a warning to Royal Navy and RAF maintenance personnel who worked on Sea King helicopters that they may have come into contact with asbestos.
Sarah Wolf comments on worrying reports regarding asbestos use in the USA
The Fieldfisher mesothelioma team is closely monitoring the furore that has broken out in the US following reports that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has paved the way for the use of new products containing asbestos.