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29 September 2022 | Witness Appeals | Article by Angharad Jones

Witness Appeal: Did you work with Mr Edward Boorman in Wimbledon, London?

The specialist asbestos claims team at Hugh James have been instructed to pursue a civil compensation claim on behalf of Mr Edward Boorman.
Edward Boorman was sadly diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2021. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and is very sadly a terminal cancer.

Edward worked for the scaffolding company SGB between 1968 and 1970. He was based at their depot, which at the time was in the Wimbledon area of London. Edward would regularly cycle to work.

Edward believes that he was exposed to asbestos during his time at SGB, specifically whilst he was testing experimental scaffolding frames within the Depot.
Edward also believes that he was exposed to asbestos whilst working on specially built scaffolding rigs, which were used when testing the safety of new scaffolding materials. Edward recalls these rigs being dusty after also being previously used in power stations, building sites and warehouses.

We are looking for any former colleagues who can confirm how exposure arose at the time and ideally anyone who worked in SBG at the same time as Edward. If you worked with Edward at any point during his time at SGB and recall being exposed to asbestos, please consider contacting us to assist with his claim.

Based in Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton & Plymouth, Hugh James is a Top 100 UK firm with a specialist industrial illness team who represent individuals and groups throughout England and Wales.

Armed with the experience and specialist knowledge that is require for this complex area, Hugh James has helped thousands of people who have been either injured or developed an illness as a result of their work. The team also has significant experience in working on industrial disease group actions, where more than one person has been affected in the workplace. For more information on the dangers of asbestos and what it can do, please read our Global Asbestos Awareness Week blog.

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If you have any further details or information that could assist our asbestos team, please get in touch by calling Angharad Jones on 02922 675760 or by email at [email protected].

Author bio

Angharad is a Senior Associate in the Industrial Disease department and has over three years of experience in dealing with asbestos related disease claims. She acts for patients suffering from asbestos related diseases including asbestosis, pleural thickening and mesothelioma, and also specialises in claims for silicosis.

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