Search articles

16 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Events, Personal Injury

Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos education day – 18 October, Royds Withy King’s London Office

Posted by , Partner

Mesothelioma

This free education day will feature a number of experienced and expert speakers in the field of asbestos-related disease, and will be of interest to all healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with related conditions.

Read more

29 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for paper mill worker who developed mesothelioma settles after first firm of solicitors abandon the case

Posted by , Partner

Gerald, a retired paper mill worker, developed mesothelioma in 2014.

Read more

Claim for Mesothelioma sufferer – a Mum who laundered her son’s work clothes settled more than 10 years after the expiry of the limitation period

Posted by , Partner

Royds Withy King have recently settled a claim for a Mesothelioma sufferer who died in May 2003 aged 75.

Read more

9 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for mesothelioma for a 77 year old builder of agricultural buildings settles for £200,000 within 9 months of instruction

Posted by , Partner

Mr J was born in 1939 and diagnosed with mesothelioma in January of 2017 when he was aged 77.

Read more

11 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in News, Personal Injury

WITNESS APPEAL: DID YOU WORK FOR MOLINS MACHINE CO LTD/MOLINS LTD BETWEEN 1961 AND 1970?

Posted by , Partner

Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of a gentleman who has sadly developed and died from mesothelioma. We are investigating how he may have come into contact with asbestos and are interested in speaking with …

Read more

18 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in News, Personal Injury

National Trustee Role for Royds Withy King Industrial Diseases Expert

Posted by , Partner

The head of the Industrial Diseases team at law firm Royds Withy King has recently been appointed to Mesothelioma UK’s Board of Trustees. Partner Helen Childs, who is nationally-renowned for successfully pursuing complex industrial diseases legal claims, has been appointed …

Read more

4 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for former lagger who developed diphasic mesothelioma settles three weeks before the assessment of damages hearing

Posted by , Partner

Mr L was only 68 when he developed mesothelioma in the summer of 2018. He described exposure to asbestos for three or four lagging companies in the 1960s.

Read more

3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for former secretary who worked in asbestos factory

Posted by , Partner

June W was secretary in Cape Asbestos Factory in Hebden Bridge in the 1950s. She regularly used to have to go out onto the factory floor to deliver and collect messages. Mrs W married her husband Colin in the 1960’s and in 1971 they emigrated to Australia. Mrs W became unwell and was diagnosed with mesothelioma from which she died just before Christmas 2017.

Read more

Settlement for medical student who worked with asbestos during the holidays

Posted by , Partner

Mr N, who was born in Nigeria in 1938, came over to England in the 1960s and started studying to become a doctor. He only had partial funding so had to work throughout all of his holidays in order to support himself. He worked at Johnson Matthey and also Atlas Stone.

Read more

Claim for architect exposed to asbestos in the 1960s settles for a substantial six figure sum with less than a week to go to the trial

Posted by , Partner

Mr W, who was born in 1940 worked as an architect building schools in Hertfordshire and also worked for Distillers Company Limited in their chemicals and plastics division – carrying out rebuilding and extension design work to several of its factories. He described exposure to asbestos in both these jobs as he oversaw the construction of the factories and Council buildings including schools that are still in existence today. 

Read more

Claim for paper mill workers who developed mesothelioma settles after first firm of solicitors were unable to continue with it.

Posted by , Partner

Mr H, a retired paper mill worker, developed mesothelioma in 2014. A support group referred him to a firm of solicitors, but unfortunately Mr H was very unwell by then and he died shortly after meeting with them. The solicitors were unable to continue with his claim largely because Mr H’s Will appointed the partners in a firm of solicitors as his executors and they were unable to agree terms with the former first of solicitors to allow them to pursue the claim even under a no win no fee agreement. They also had no direct evidence of exposure to asbestos during the period for which they had been able to track down insurers for the company, because Mr H’s statement indicated that he had retired much earlier than he actually had.

Read more

£131,000 mesothelioma claim for brothers who lived together

Posted by , Partner

Reg and Billy W had shared a house for many years, living also with their aged father who died in 2016. In the summer of 2017 Billy became unwell. He was too frail for a biopsy, but the hospital thought that he had mesothelioma, which is an aggressive asbestos related cancer. Billy’s brother Reg contacted Helen Childs of Royds Withy King who was able to visit Billy within days. Unfortunately his condition was deteriorating so fast that Billy was unable to give details of his exposure to asbestos by then. He died the very next day, aged just 68.

Read more

Search articles