One of the more serious accidents that can occur during construction work is falling from a roof. Even when roof falls are not fatal, the resulting injuries are often severe and can require months or possibly years of recovery. This can include surgeries, rehabilitation, and possibly medical aid to assist with permanent disability. If you or a loved one was injured in a roof fall, it is important to reach out to a roof fall accident lawyer in order to fully understand your rights to recovery. Contact Greenberg & Ruby, LLP today and schedule a free consultation.
WHY CHOOSE Greenberg & Ruby, LLP?
- They bring over 50 years of experience to every single case, and have extensive knowledge and professional resources to build strong claims on behalf of roof fall injury victims.
- They take you and your case seriously, and are not afraid of going to trial to obtain the settlement you deserve.
- They accept attorney referrals and are proud to work with other law firms to make sure clients are given the most effective legal representation possible.
COMMON INJURIES SUFFERED FROM ROOF FALLS
Due to the high risk of injury, there is no margin for error when working on roofs. Negligence by co-workers, employers and others can result in serious and catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
When these types of severe injuries are caused by contractors and other employers who choose to ignore the laws concerning safety precautions, they may be liable for damages.
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO ROOF FALL ACCIDENTS
Roof fall accidents are commonly the result of:
- Worker inexperience or lack of training.
- Lack of or an incorrect fall protection program or a personal fall arrest system.
- Failure to use personal fall protection.
- Lack of fall arrest system lanyard connection point.
- Working alone when on a roof.
- Working in dangerous weather conditions (e.g., wind, rain).
After an injury accident, it is important to swiftly conduct an investigation to identify the cause and any contributing factors. Accident scenes change and evidence can quickly disappear, which is why it is urgent to contact an experienced roof fall accident lawyer before too much time goes by.
ROOF FALL ACCIDENT STATISTICS
Falls are the leading cause of construction site accidents that result in injury or death, according to the U.S . Department of Labor. Each year, over 10,000 construction workers suffer serious injuries, and more than 310 are killed by falls. Data from 2016, shows that 124 fatalities were attributed to roof fall accidents, and 81 percent of those victims worked in construction. It doesn't have to be a skyscraper for a Los Angeles worker to suffer serious injury in a fall, as even working a few feet above the ground poses a significant risk. Oftentimes, roof fall accidents are preventable, but are caused by violations of safety standards.
WHY Victims NEED Roof Fall Accident Attorneys
It is likely that you will be facing a variety of life-changing issues following your roof fall accident. Some of these issues can be huge medical bills from endless doctor and medical appointments, lost income due to missing work, and physical pain.
By retaining a Los Angeles roof fall accident lawyer, you will be able to focus on recovering and regaining your health as they will handle the legal aspects of your claim. They will explore all potential sources and do everything necessary to obtain the benefits and compensation you are eligible for based on your injuries.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
A roof fall accident can place you or a loved one in a difficult position, both physically and financially. Greenberg & Ruby, LLP is equipped to handle your claim for compensation, and take care of all of your legal issues so you can focus on your recovery. Contact Greenberg & Ruby, LLP's roof fall lawyers by calling (323) 782-0535 and scheduling a free case evaluation today.