Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

The people that worked as roofers were under the threat of inhaling high amounts of asbestos fibers due to the common use of asbestos in roofing materials. As a roofer, you had to cut and saw asbestos-containing shingles and tiles, a process that would generate large quantities of asbestos dust. If you had to repair or replace an old roof, damaged and deteriorated asbestos materials would have been ripped off and you would have found yourself breathing in an asbestos-filled air.

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Even the families of the roofers risked developing serious diseases like mesothelioma or lung cancer due to the asbestos fibers attached to their clothes and hair that were brought home daily. These asbestos-related diseases are known for their long latency periods, which means that when the symptoms finally show up it is already too late for a treatment to work.

Relevant job titles

  • puncher of roofing materials
  • roofer
  • renovation technician
  • roofing foreman
  • roofing installer
  • roofing laborer
  • roofing mill operator
  • roofing technician
  • saw operator

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Asbestos-related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Companies that exposed roofers to asbestos

Labor union members are also eligible

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