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Mesothelioma & Asbestos Claims

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, our solicitors can help you. Ramsdens Solicitors handles mesothelioma and asbestos claims on a no-win, no fee basis - and we are ready to fight your corner, helping you to secure the compensation you deserve.

We understand the devastating impact of asbestos-related illnesses, and we will work tirelessly to help you to secure the maximum financial award possible for your suffering.

Our award-winning asbestos solicitors, based in offices across Yorkshire, are widely recognised for our practical and helpful legal advice. We are proud of our track record and have been providing legal counsel for more than a century.

Contact us today to discuss making an asbestos claim in a free, no-obligation consultation by calling 01484 821 500, or complete our online enquiry form, and we will get back to you.

How we can help you make an asbestos claim

If you have contracted a disease from exposure to asbestos while at work, we know how devastating these conditions can be on your life, with some people being unable to work, and some cases proving fatal. If you or a loved one’s asbestos-related illness was caused by the job they do, our Yorkshire-based solicitors can help you make an asbestos claim for compensation.

We understand that no amount of financial recompense can cover the pain and suffering caused by illnesses of this nature, but compensation can help to make life easier if you are unable to work, or have expensive medical costs to pay for. Our asbestos solicitors have handled many asbestos exposure claims of this nature, and have the expertise and knowledge to provide practical advice and support throughout proceedings.

Our solicitors also have experience in claiming compensation on behalf of people who have suffered a wide range of asbestos-related illnesses, including:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

No matter how you contracted your asbestos-related illness, if you have suffered due to the negligence of your employer or another party, we can help you to claim the compensation you deserve.

Why choose us?

You can rest assured that your asbestos claim will be handled with the utmost diligence and care. We have been providing legal services for members of the public across Yorkshire and further afield for more than 150 years. We have earned a strong reputation as a leading solicitor and are confident that we can help you.

Ramsdens Solicitors is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, meaning we are a reputable and well-respected firm in the field of accident claims.

We provide:

  • A free consultation
  • No win, no fee representation
  • Early home visits
  • A friendly, confidential service
  • Fast responses to all communication
  • Specialist solicitors to deal with your claim

You can read about our awards and accreditations here.


Can I make an asbestos compensation claim?

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness in the last three years, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Our asbestos solicitors can also help you to make a claim on behalf of a family member who has died from an asbestos-related disease, or continue their claim if they die when it is ongoing.

How can I make an asbestos claim against a former employer?

One of the biggest difficulties faced when making an asbestos exposure claim is tracing the liable employer. Very often, it has been several decades since you worked for them and in many cases, the business no longer exists. However, our solicitors will work tirelessly to track down your former employer to ensure you are able to secure compensation for your asbestos-related illness.

It may become apparent that you were exposed to asbestos through more than one of your former workplaces, which means that multiple former employers should be held accountable. If this is the case, our asbestos solicitors will trace all the relevant companies and insurers to include in your claim.

Who is at risk from asbestos exposure?

Individuals who have worked in industries where asbestos was heavily used (see the question below) are more at risk from asbestos exposure.

We also have experience in helping people who have been exposed to asbestos because of:

  • Working in a building with asbestos (including hospitals and schools)
  • Secondary exposure - i.e. a partner’s uniform
  • Environmental exposure

Which industries are the most at risk of exposure to asbestos?

There are many industries where asbestos exposure can occur through a variety of circumstances, but workers most at risk include:

  • Construction workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Mechanics
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Dockers and shipbuilders
  • Power station workers
  • Insulators
  • Joiners
  • Machinists
  • Plant workers
  • Railway engineers
  • Roofers
  • Window fitters

Are there time limits for making an asbestos claim?

Usually, you have three years from the time you were diagnosed to make an asbestos claim. However, in the event that your loved one has died from an asbestos-related disease, you have three years from when you found out that asbestos was the cause.

Asbestos-related diseases can take several decades to develop, so it does not matter how long ago the exposure to asbestos took place. Our asbestos solicitors can help you, even if:

  • Your former employer has ceased trading
  • You do not know when you were exposed
  • You did not work for the company you believe is responsible

How much compensation can I claim for asbestos-related diseases?

The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on a few different factors, including your personal circumstances and the type of disease you have developed. If your loved one has died from an asbestos-related illness, you may be able to claim as a dependant to account for their loss of income.


With offices across Yorkshire, we can provide our services across the entire county. To find out if you can make an asbestos exposure compensation claim, call us for free on 01484 821 500, or submit your claim online and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.