Orlando Roofer Injuries and Accident Lawyer
Roofing accidents often result in serious and long-term injuries that require costly medical treatment. It’s not always possible to avoid a fall but if you’ve been injured in a roofing accident due to someone else’s negligence you may be entitled to compensation.
At Farah & Farah, our attorneys are on your side. The Orlando roofer injuries and accident attorneys at Farah & Farah want to get to know you and fight for your rights after your accident. You should be able to focus completely on your recovery, and we are here to help. When you give us a call today at (407) 329-5054, you’ll receive a free, no-obligation consultation to go over your options.
What to Expect From Our Orlando Roofer Injuries and Accident Attorneys
The Orlando personal injury attorneys at Farah & Farah will take over every aspect of your case, so you can focus on your recovery. Our team will focus on:
- Helping find a doctor to properly treat and document your injury.
- Getting any prescriptions reimbursed.
- Investigating the accident thoroughly.
- Completing all paperwork from employers, insurance companies and medical providers.
- Fighting for the maximum possible verdict or settlement in your case.
Roofer Accident Statistics in America
According to a study from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, roughly 500,000 people nationally are treated for ladder-related injuries each year. In 2007, 400 proved to be fatal.
The U.S. Department of Labor also created national reports of fatal falls from roofs or ladders. In 2009, there were 617 documented fatalities from falls, with 20% of those being from ladders and 18% from roofs.
Common Causes of Roofer Injuries & Accidents
The roofing industry can be extremely dangerous with long hours, a heavy workload and variable weather. A lack of safety equipment is the leading cause of roofer injuries and accidents. Fortunately, OSHA lists guidelines for lanyards, fall arrest anchors, ladder extensions and other equipment related to typical jobs.
Roof collapses are difficult to prevent when a worker is already in a hazardous area. However, steps can be taken in order to avoid weak roof areas with structural tests, fall protection gear, and communication between the foreman and workers.
Ladder falls can occur with using improper equipment or lifting something too heavy. They can be prevented by using OSHA rated ladders, and by utilizing correct fall prevention equipment. Anything that can’t be carried by wearing a belt should be hoisted instead of hauled up the ladder.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Roofer Accident?
Employers have a legal responsibility to take reasonable measures to provide a safe working environment for their employees. If employers are unable to provide safety equipment, then they are liable for additional compensation for injuries sustained.
Contractors and owners are likely to refute fault in a roofer accident claim. They require proof that all safety standards were followed, and the roofer was not in violation of any laws.
We will work together to gather evidence and prepare a case that demonstrates the contractor or owner liability. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you never have to pay directly for any of our costs throughout your roofer accident claim.
Contact Farah & Farah Today for a Free Consultation
If you are suffering from an injury due to a roofing accident, we know what you are going through and are on your side. We understand the frustration and pain you’re in and we’re here to answer any questions you might have and offer the support you deserve.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We will work tirelessly for you so you can be comfortable until you get back to work when you’re fully healthy.