Roofers have a dangerous line of work that puts workers at risk of serious
injury on a regular basis. When working with construction materials and
tools on an elevated, potentially unstable surface, there are plenty of
ways for the workday to go wrong.
Common Roofing Accidents, Injuries, and Damages
Some accidents are especially common among roofers, including:
- Hot tar burns
- Falling from ladders
- Falling from rooftops
- Falling through holes in the roof
- Roofing equipment malfunctions
- Electrocution due to exposed wiring
- Stepping, sitting, or falling on upturned nails
- Sudden physical illness due to intense heat and exposure to the sun
A serious roofing accident can lead to traumatic brain injuries, amputation,
and other physical harm, but even minor roofing injuries can be highly
problematic for workers. Roofing injuries tend to produce large expenses
rather suddenly, causing financial harm for workers and their loved ones.
Such damages typically include:
- Lost wages
- Hospital bills
- Job-related retraining
- High cost of medications
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Surgery and other necessary medical treatments
In order to avoid paying the full cost of medication, treatments, etc.
out of your own pocket, you will likely need to access workers’
compensation benefits and fight for a reasonably-sized payout.
The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC is here to help you make it happen and protect your personal finances
by ensuring your employer provides you with fair compensation following
Tough, Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Alexandria
Our team at The Barrera Law Firm is here to stick up for you during your
time of need. As you are likely aware, falling off a roof or experiencing
another serious roofing injury can create considerable medical expenses
and personal financial losses for you and your loved ones—but we
can help you get the compensation you deserve.
For more than 30 years, our
experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Alexandria have served many people in your shoes and fought for fair compensation
for injury victims, and we are prepared to do the same for you.
Call (571) 290-2390 today to schedule your free consultation with a workers’
comp lawyer in Alexandria.