Roofers face serious risk of on-the-job injury including ladder falls, roof falls and nail gun injuries. The roofing industry is so dangerous that according to Roofing Contractor Magazine, roofing contractors pay more for workers’ comp than nearly any other contractor.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that roofing is one of the most dangerous occupations. This ranking is understandable given that roofers are exposed to a variety of dangers during an average day in their occupation that can result in serious injuries and even fatalities. It is important for roofers to understand that workers’ compensation insurance is available if an accident occurs. To navigate this process, many injured roofers often find it essential to obtain the assistance of a skilled accident attorney.
There are many ways in which roofing accidents occur, which include the following:
- Roof collapses caused by buildings that do not have roofs strong enough to support roofers or roofing equipment
- Hazardous conditions on roofs that can lead to slip and fall accidents
- Defective, misused or broken ladders
- Falls from Ladders due to unstable or defective ladders
- Poor communication and coordination among roofers on a job site
- Electrocution accidents caused by contact with powerlines
- Nailgun Accidents
- Inadequate fall arrest system available
- Worker performed in adverse weather conditions like hail, lightning, rain, or snow.
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Brockton Roofing Accident Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Our Brockton workers’ compensation attorneys are able to secure the following benefits for injured workers and their families when workers sustain injuries for accidents that occur within the scope of the workers employment: Partial disability benefits, temporary total disability benefits, permanent and total disability benefits, death benefits, scarring and disfigurement benefits.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a roofing accident, do not hesitate to contact a skilled Boston work injury lawyer. The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are a group of Massachusetts work accident lawyers with over 35 years of legal experience. Our legal counsel has helped individuals who have been injured in a number of work site accidents including ladder fall accidents. Call our Brockton work injury lawyers today for a free consultation.
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