While asbestos has been used in a wide range of professions, it was an especially common sight within the roofing industry. Parts such as roofing felt, tiles, insulation, corrugated roof sheets, and gutters were all manufactured with asbestos which meant roofers were often regularly exposed to it. Sadly, this meant that numerous roofers developed health problems due to this material – if you were one of these people, you could benefit through one of our specialist solicitors.
At Seth Lovis & Co, our legal team possesses extensive knowledge of this subject area and could help you receive the maximum amount of damages possible. Compensation could reimburse costs such as treatment fees and lost earnings, and help provide financial support to dependants.
To find out whether you can make an asbestos claim through our solicitors, get in touch with the team today on 0808 252 0678. Alternatively, complete an online enquiry form and we will respond at a time which is more convenient for you.
How was asbestos used in the roofing industry?
Historically, the use of asbestos in the roofing industry was common because its durability, insulation, and heat resistant properties were ideal for roof tiles, insulation, as well as corrugated roof sheets. Over the years, the dangers of this material started to become apparent and this eventually lead to legislation coming into force in 1999 – prohibiting individuals from importing, supplying, or using asbestos.
However, properties constructed or refurbished before the year 2000 could still contain this substance. Consequently, before any roofer begins work, they must know whether or not they will be working with, or be in close proximity to, asbestos-containing materials.
Following a suitable evaluation of the roof and surrounding fittings, if asbestos is found, or if its presence is still unknown, the work should only go ahead once staff are wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and have the correct tools to safely proceed.
The symptoms of asbestos-related diseases can develop up to 60 years after initially coming into contact with this material. As a result, those who previously worked in the roofing industry decades ago might still be in danger of suffering adverse effects.
Can I benefit through Seth Lovis & Co?
Due to the high usage of asbestos in the roofing industry, thousands of employees have since been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases including asbestosis and mesothelioma. Both of these illnesses can have serious effects, potentially preventing people from working or completing day-to-day tasks.
However, if you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease in the past three years due the negligence of an employer, the solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co could help you make a claim for compensation.
We work on a no-win-no-fee basis and will ensure you receive 100% of the compensation you deserve. We claim our costs from the guilty party, which means you don't pay us anything.
To contact us regarding your possible claim, please phone us today on 0370 218 4025 or complete an online enquiry form.