Roofing is a high-risk occupation. As stated in a study published in ScienceDirect, residential roofing is three times as risky, in terms of fatalities, as the average construction job and nine times as risky as the average occupation. Contact The Fang Law Firm as soon as possible after a roofer accident. Our Denver roofer accident lawyers have dedicated our practice to helping injured people.
After a serious roofing accident, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced Denver roofer accident attorney. Our attorneys can:
In the study published in ScienceDirect, researchers conducted a detailed analysis of 112 roofer fatality reports filed by OSHA in the period from 2005 to 2010 to identify reasons for the high fatality rate among roofers and to look for remedies. These researchers found:
Roofing accidents are common on both commercial and residential construction sites, causing serious or fatal injuries. Accidents and injuries during roof work may involve:
Falls from heights occur frequently in roofing, and the higher the roof, the more severe injuries are likely to be. Common injuries in roofer accidents include:
If you were injured on the job in a roofing accident, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, workers’ comp is usually limited to medical treatment and partial replacement of lost wages.
Depending on the circumstances and what caused your accident, you may be able to file a personal lawsuit in addition to workers’ compensation. This may be an option if your injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party (other than your employer).
In a third-party lawsuit for roofer accident injuries, you are entitled to claim economic damages, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity. You may also claim non-economic damages for non-tangible losses, such as pain and suffering and emotional trauma.
Potentially liable parties in a roofing accident may include:
It is important to act quickly if you have been seriously injured in a roofer accident. Contact The Fang Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with a Denver roofer accident attorney. Our experienced Denver work injury attorneys can tell you what your legal options are and what damages you may be entitled to claim.