7 April 2021 | Witness Appeals | Article by Ceri Clark

Witness Appeal: Did you work with Robert Hayes at Courtaulds Ltd in Flintshire?

The specialist asbestos claims team at Hugh James have been instructed by Mrs Doreen Hayes to investigate a civil compensation claim following her diagnosis with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer, the only known cause of which is previous exposure to asbestos.

We believe that Mrs Hayes was exposed to asbestos when she washed her husband Mr Robert Hayes asbestos contaminated overalls. In order to pursue a successful civil compensation claim, we need to be able to demonstrate how Mr Hayes came into contact with asbestos during his working life and brought it home.  

Robert Hayes worked for Courtauld’s Ltd at their Greenfield site in Flintshire, as an apprentice and then master plumber from the late 1940’s until he retired.

We believe that Mr Hayes suffered asbestos exposure whilst working for this company.

Mrs Hayes is now appealing for help from former colleagues who might be able to shed some light on the use of asbestos at the site and how Mr Hayes came into contact with the harmful substance.

Our specialist solicitor in the Asbestos Team, Ceri Clark, has said: “It would be really beneficial to be able to speak to some of Mr Hayes former work colleagues. I would encourage anyone who has information about asbestos exposure with this company to come forward, even if they didn’t work directly with Mr Hayes. Mrs Hayes and her family will be extremely grateful to anyone who is able to provide assistance”.

Anyone who worked with Mr Hayes, or who worked for Courtauld’s Greenfield site at or around the same time, who has information regarding asbestos exposure should contact Ceri Clark on 02922 675793.

Armed with the experience and specialist knowledge that is required 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.

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