At Royds Withy King we are still able to serve all your legal needs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.

  • We put you and your family first - even available out of hours
  • Independently accredited team of specialist solicitors
  • 90% success rate, including claims that have previously been rejected
  • Compensation often secured in months

We can call you back, or speak to us now on 0800 051 8056



If you have developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we can help you seek compensation.

Here at Royds Withy King we have a dedicated specialist team of asbestos solicitors who are committed to recovering maximum compensation for asbestos claims.

If you or a family member has an asbestos-related illness you may be able to bring a claim. We are experts, we understand the issues, and we’ll do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve – even if you think your claim might be out of time.

We can help you with your asbestos-related disease compensation claims including:

  • mesothelioma
  • lung cancer
  • asbestosis
  • pleural thickening
  • other asbestos-related diseases.

An excellent track record of mesothelioma & other asbestos claims

Thanks to our tenacious and determined approach, we have successfully recovered more than £7m in compensation in the last 12 months, and many millions more in previous years. We often succeed where other law firms have failed.

“It’s been a tough couple of years but we are grateful for all the support you gave to our family.”

Royds Withy King industrial diseases client

Putting your interests first

We will take the time to understand the nature of your claim, gather all the facts to make the case as strong as possible, and decide how best to pursue it for you. Nobody wants securing compensation to take longer than necessary, and we will do everything we can to bring your claim to a speedy resolution – often in as little as six months.

For those with mesothelioma we will also seek to recover funding for immunotherapy or other treatments not yet available on the NHS – if our clients are potentially eligible for such treatment.

“You were so kind and supportive during our claim – we were so lucky to have you fighting for us.”

Client of Helen Childs

Secondary and environmental asbestos exposure claims

In some circumstances it is possible to claim compensation even if you have never worked directly with asbestos or do not know you were exposed. Mesothelioma can often develop after a low level of exposure so it is not unusual for those who develop the disease to have never worked with asbestos.

We have acted for people exposed on a secondary basis from washing their loved one’s work clothes or being in contact with them when they come home covered in dust. These are people who have been exposed to asbestos from the environment, at school, whilst living in council houses or rental properties, and from contaminated talc and make up products.

We are proud to have acted for the claimant in Carey v Vauxhall Motors Ltd, the first successful laundering of overalls claim at trial.

We are expert at pursuing these sort of claims for compensation and are always happy to talk things through and advise.

“I do believe if it had not been for your determination this claim would not have been possible, your hard work in this matter is much appreciated.”

Royds Withy King industrial diseases client

Compensation when you need it most

If you are diagnosed with lung cancer, asbestosis or diffuse pleural thickening, you can get a court order which compensates you for your current condition and leaves it open for you to seek additional compensation if you condition deteriorates. This is known as a “provisional damages” award and acts like an insurance policy to protect you and your family in the future. Our team of dedicated lawyers will provide you with the specialist advice to secure the court order which will get you the compensation when you need it most.

More from our team

Our Virtual Action Mesothelioma Day 2020

We observed Action Mesothelioma Day in 2020 virtually. Sent out live on YouTube on Action Mesothelioma Day, we recalled past events from previous years to show our support for those who have asbestos-related cancer.

Play/pause video button

Fatal mesothelioma claim settles for £298,000 jus...

Helen Childs, Head of our specialist Industrial Disease claims team, details a recent successful case involving a claim for mesotheliom...

Read more >>

Damages for family of Brymbo Steelworks Pitman dia...

Royds Withy King, were instructed by the family of Mr J in September 2017, a year after he had passed away from asbestosis.

Read more >>

£140,000 mesothelioma payment secured within six ...

Helen Childs explains how her and her specialist mesothelioma claims team successfully sought £140,000 for a client whose health is ra...

Read more >>

Read more on the Info Hub