Roofer accidents are largely preventable, though contractors often fail to institute a solid fall protection system, provide safety equipment, or adequate training for workers. When roofer accidents are caused by negligence, injured workers may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit for compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages and long-term disability. If you or a loved one has been injured in a roofer accident, schedule a free consultation with one of our Phoenix roofing accident lawyers.
Some of the most common types of roofing accidents in Arizona include:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established federal regulations intended to reduce the risk of roofer accidents on construction sites. However, there are, unfortunately, avoidable factors that are often still to blame. Ignored safety measures, for example, or negligent site supervisors, inadequate safety equipment, and defective materials or equipment may frequently lead to roofer accidents.
Injuries that workers commonly suffer in roofer accidents are:
When construction site supervisors, contractors, or property owners fail to protect the safety of workers, the results can be devastating. When negligence is to blame, roofer accident victims may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, as well as damages for pain and suffering.
The following precautions should be taken by employers and property owners to avoid the known dangers of working on roofs:
OSHA citations are frequently issued to employers who fail to provide a safe working environment. Additionally, when contractors and property owners fail to provide these safety measures, they can be held financially responsible for any injured worker.
No matter how severe your injury or what the circumstances are of your roofer accident, you likely have grounds to file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer’s insurance carrier. This can help you pay your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages, but unfortunately, it may not cover all injury-related expenses or your claim may be rejected altogether. Under these circumstances, enlisting the help of a qualified roofer accident lawyer will be key to pursuing the reimbursement you are entitled to.
If you have suffered injuries caused in a roofer accident in Arizona, contact us as soon as possible, online or by calling (602) 759-0012. Our Phoenix roofer accident lawyers are extremely familiar with the state’s workers’ compensation and labor laws. We will protect your legal rights and assist you in seeking fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries.