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21 September 2020 | Witness Appeals |

Witness Appeal: Did you work with David James at Lysaght Steel Works during the 1950s/1960s?

The specialist asbestos claims team at Hugh James have been instructed by the family of the late David James to investigate a civil compensation claim following his diagnosis with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer, the only known cause of which is previous exposure to asbestos. In order to pursue a successful civil compensation claim, we need to be able to demonstrate exactly how Mr James came into contact with asbestos during his employment at Lysaght Steel Works.

David James worked at Lysaght Steel Works in the 1950s and again in the 1960s after his National Service. During his first period of employment, he worked in the offices, delivering orders across the site. In his second period of employment, he worked as an auditor.

It is known that the site contained huge amounts of asbestos during the period that Mr James worked there, and we, therefore, consider that Mr James developed mesothelioma as a result of breathing in asbestos dust across the site.

Mr James’ family are appealing for help from his former colleagues who might be able to provide some information about the presence of asbestos at the site and how he might have come into contact with the harmful substance.

We have been able to obtain some information from one gentleman who worked at Lysaghts at a similar time to Mr James, who confirmed that asbestos was used extensively across the site. However, it would really strengthen the claim to speak to others who could also confirm the presence of asbestos at the steel works. It would be even better to speak to someone who recalls Mr James or indeed worked with him. The family will be extremely grateful to anyone who is able to provide assistance.

Anyone who worked at Lysaghts Steel Works in the 1950s/1960s or with Mr James directly, who has information regarding asbestos exposure, should contact Lauren Bull by clicking on the button below:


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