Eamonn is a senior asbestos lawyer with over 30 years of experience who works between Thompsons Solicitors’ Bristol and Cardiff branches.
Handling claims throughout the South West of England and Wales, Eamonn represents clients suffering from asbestos-related conditions such as asbestosis, pleural effusions, pleural thickening, mesothelioma and other forms of cancer.
During his career, Eamonn has represented countless individuals who have been exposed to asbestos at work. Eamonn has acted on behalf of laggers, fitters, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and others who were working at power stations, docks, mines, rail depots, manufacturing sites and steel yards.
As well as pursuing legal claims for those who have suffered asbestos-related injuries and their loved ones, Eamonn’s day-to-day duties include providing clear and exact guidance to clients and collecting and analysing evidence from a range of sources.
Compassionate, friendly and driven, Eamonn goes the extra mile to let his clients know he is fighting for them and is aware of the difficult circumstances they face. Eamonn’s main focus in every case is to gain the maximum feasible amount of compensation in the shortest timeframe possible.
Eamonn is proud of Thompsons’ dedication to achieving justice for those who have been injured or had their lives shortened through no fault of their own.
Eamonn believes Thompsons stands out from other law firms because of its campaign work and close working relationship with the trade union movement, which demonstrates a commitment to working people that goes beyond winning individual cases.
In his spare time, self-professed hibernophile Eamonn enjoys reading biography and history books, gardening and spending time with his wife and children.
EAMONN’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Mesothelioma claim: Eamonn obtained over £160,000 in compensation for a former carpenter’s labourer diagnosed with fatal asbestos cancer. The 69-year-old from Somerset was exposed to asbestos whilst working for a contractor as a carpenter’s labourer at an RAF barracks on Salisbury Plain for four weeks in 1974. During the four weeks with the company he worked on adapting accommodation blocks. His work included cutting up Asbestolux sheeting to use as partitions. He was never warned about the dangers of asbestos nor given adequate protection from the dust.
Retro-peritoneal fibrosis: Eamonn represented a man who developed retro-peritoneal fibrosis, a condition which prevents urine travelling from the kidneys to the bladder. The claim was one of the first to strongly argue a link between asbestos and the condition and result in a successful settlement. After putting together a team of renal, epidemiological and respiratory experts, and building on Finnish and other research, Eamonn argued the condition was linked to the man’s 18 month exposure to asbestos at work during the 1970s. The defendant settled without admitting liability for a six figure sum shortly before the case went to trial.
Pleural thickening claim: Eamonn’s client was a 67-year-old who was exposed to asbestos during the 1960s and 1970s whilst working as an electrician on construction sites. After suffering breathlessness, the man was diagnosed with pleural thickening. Eamonn begin proceedings against three of the man’s former employers, who agreed to an out of court provisional settlement of £20,000. The terms of the settlement mean Eamonn’s client can launch a further claim if the condition worsens over time.
Eamonn was cited in the 2015 Legal 500 survey, which described him as “very compassionate”, “consistently good” and tenacious”, as one of Wales’ leading personal injury lawyers.
The 2017 Legal 500 also lauded Eamonn as “very knowledgeable and experienced”.
Eamonn’s former client said: “From start to finish Eamonn took us through all the procedures explaining steps 1-2-3 etc, the why and wherefore from step to step. We, my wife Ann and myself, thank you for all your help through what seemed at times a dark tunnel. With your help we burst through into daylight again!”
Another of Eamonn’s former clients said: “Eamonn was extremely professional, sensitive, considerate and detailed during his visits with me and my family. He ensured my interests and needs were addressed.”