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.
Why Choose The Simon Law Firm?
We understand how financially stressful a roofing accident injury can be and we do not expect any payment from you unless we win your case.
Our firm has over 30 years of experience dealing with insurance companies and successfully obtaining compensation for clients.
We believe each case and client is worthy of our utmost respect and care.
Common Injuries from Roofing Accidents
Injuries commonly seen when construction workers fall from roofs include:
Severe lacerations and abrasions
Head and neck injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Back and spinal cord injuries
Sprains and strains
These injuries can all vary in severity, and a major determining factor in that is the height of the fall from the roof.
Determining Who is Liable in a Roofer Accident
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:
Contractor or subcontractor
Property owner or manager
Property tenant or renter
Neighbor to the property
City or County
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.
Why You Need a Roofer Accident Lawyer
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.
Speak to Our Roofer Accident Lawyer Today
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.