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Roofing is a very risky line of work even for trained professionals. Most cases of roofing accidents involve falls or burns from hot tar and more often than not, are the result of failing to follow proper procedures, insufficient safety equipment, or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations. Regardless of the cause, these accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or death.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed on a construction site in a roofing accident, speak to an Atlanta lawyer at The Simon Law Firm. We have decades of experience helping injured workers and are well equipped to handle your claim. Find out your legal rights and protect your future by consulting with us for free. Call (404) 259-7635 or fill out our online contact form and schedule your free case evaluation today.
Injuries commonly seen when construction workers fall from roofs include:
These injuries can all vary in severity, and a major determining factor in that is the height of the fall from the roof.
Injured construction site roofers typically have the ability to file for workers’ compensation benefits. However, benefits can be limited and may only include the costs of medical treatment and partial wage replacement.
In addition to a workers’ compensation claim, if a third party’s negligence was responsible for causing your accident, you may have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit. In these types of cases, the following parties may potentially be liable in a roofer accident:
Lawsuits of this kind enable injured workers to recover past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
In order to pursue the maximum amount of compensation that your claim deserves, a lawyer with extensive knowledge in roofer accident cases can be vital. An attorney has the means to assess the full extent of your injuries through the use of medical experts, as well as the ability to calculate your claim’s worth. This information can then be used to protect you from accepting a low settlement offer. Insurance companies will often deny or devalue claims in order to limit their payout. With a skilled negotiator on your side, insurers will understand that you’re serious and demand fair treatment.
The Simon Law Firm has the available resources to research and investigate your claim, as well as fight to get you and your family the money you deserve to cover your losses. Our initial consultation is free of charge. To discuss your legal options with an Atlanta roofer accident lawyer today, contact us online or call (404) 259-7635.