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Denver Roofer Accident Lawyer

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 Fang Law Firm as soon as possible after a roofer accident. Our Denver roofer accident lawyers have dedicated our practice to helping injured people.

Why Choose Fang Law Firm?

  • Our firm was founded on the principle that people deserve personal representation and direct communication throughout an injury claim.
  • We take a hands-on approach to case management.
  • We do not employ legal assistants or paralegals.
  • All our cases are handled directly by experienced Denver injury attorneys. We get proven results – our success rate is 98%.

Why You Need an Attorney

After a serious roofing accident, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced Denver roofer accident attorney. Our attorneys can:

  • Assess the full extent of your losses
  • Advise you and protect your rights
  • Negotiate for maximum compensation with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Determine liability
  • Aggressively pursue a claim for compensation against a responsible party

Causes of Roofer Accidents

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:

  • Little or no adherence to OSHA safety standards
  • Fall protection measures seldom used
  • Little or no workforce training
  • Inadequate or nonexistent employer planning

Roofing accidents are common on both commercial and residential construction sites, causing serious or fatal injuries. Accidents and injuries during roof work may involve:

  • Roof collapse
  • Ladders falling
  • Slip and falls from a roof
  • Electrocution
  • Falling objects or debris
  • Lack of safety equipment

Common Injuries in Roofing Accidents

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:

  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Back and torso injuries
  • Severe lacerations and abrasions
  • Death

Who Is Liable?

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:

  • Roofing company
  • Construction company
  • Contractor or subcontractor
  • Government entity
  • Property owner or manager
  • Tenant or renter
  • Neighbor to the property

Contact Our Firm

It is important to act quickly if you have been seriously injured in a roofer accident. Contact 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.