Mr Davy was exposed to asbestos when working in a large scrap metal yard in East London owned by Thos W Ward Ltd. He went straight from school in 1961 and was there until 1965. Tom worked as a lorry driver's mate and had to load and unload pipes and other scrap metal covered in asbestos lagging.
This process created a lot of asbestos dust which unfortunately Tom breathed in because he was not provided with a mask. Furthermore his employers did not warn him about the potential risks to his health from the asbestos dust.
In May 2012 Tom developed pain in his chest. A biopsy was performed in July, following which he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. When the diagnosis was confirmed, Tom instructed our asbestos expert Caroline Pinfold to pursue a claim for compensation against the former employers. Caroline was able to obtain an admission of liability and an interim payment of compensation for him in October 2012 within the space of three months. Additional evidence was obtained and following further negotiations the claim was settled for £137,000 in February 2013.
After the case had concluded Tom had this to say about Caroline Pinfold:
"Caroline was a very pleasant lady to talk to. She worked very hard and was genuinely concerned for me. She worked hard from start to finish and there were no faults. Caroline knew exactly what she was doing. From the very first interview she kept me in the picture right up until the case conclusion. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her. If I didn’t understand anything then she would happily explain things to me patiently. The compensation that Caroline secured for me will help my wife be financially sound when I am no longer around. I have no hesitations in recommending Caroline Pinfold or Fieldfisher."
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
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.
The legacy of asbestos
Asbestos mining and manufacturing companies in Wittenoom, Western Australia have left a lasting legacy of the dangers of asbestos.
Peter Williams reacts to multi-billion dollar judgement against Johnson & Johnson in talc claims
American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was last week ordered to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who have suffered ovarian cancer allegedly as a result of using talcum powder contaminated with asbestos.