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Roofing accidents can cause some serious injuries and sometimes even death. According to recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, roofing accidents have increased over the past few years due to the rising demand for solar power.

Away from the bad news, you will be glad to know that you have legal options to pursue if you or your loved one gets injured in a roofing accident. That said, the right legal avenue will depend on the unique circumstances of your case. At Morgan & Morgan, our roofing accident lawyers can help fight for you and your loved one when you fill out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form. One of our legal representatives will review your case and get in touch to discuss your options.

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  • What Are the Legal Options if I Get Injured in a Roofing Accident?

    The legal options available to you will depend on the unique circumstances of your case, as discussed below.

    Suppose you got injured due to a roofing accident caused by someone else's negligence at a residential or commercial property. In that case, you can file a roofing accident claim or lawsuit against them. Take, for instance, a roofing accident caused by a negligent roofing contractor or a landlord who just did not take care of their roof; you may file a claim seeking compensation for your injuries.

    Now let's look at it from a different perspective. Suppose you get injured in a roofing accident in the workplace. In that case, you can file a worker's compensation claim with your employer. Most states require roofing contractors to provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees in case they get injured on the job. So if you are an injured employee (or a close relative of the injured), you should be able to file a worker's compensation claim to recover damages.

    However, remember that when you file a worker's compensation claim, you lose your right to pursue a lawsuit against your employer. This is because worker's compensation insurance is designed to cover such injuries in the workplace and avoid the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the employer.

    It is also important to note that you can sue your employer, although in some rare circumstances. For example, say your employer did not have worker's compensation insurance, and you suffered a roofing injury on the job. In that case, you can file a lawsuit against your employer for their failure to provide worker's compensation insurance.

    The other option is to file a wrongful death claim if your loved one died due to a roofing accident. Morgan & Morgan wrongful death attorneys can help fight for you in such a scenario.

  • What Causes Roofing Accidents?

    Roofing accidents occur due to a wide range of reasons, sometimes due to unavoidable circumstances, other times due to negligence. It is worth noting that the construction industry has the highest cases of roofing accidents in the United States. In most cases, these accidents occur due to the following reasons:

    • Lack of proper training
    • Bad weather
    • Violations of occupational safety rules
    • Failure to follow safety instructions
    • Failure to provide safety equipment
    • Electrocution
    • Falling objects
  • What Are Some Common Injuries in a Roofing Accident?

    Roofing accidents can cause serious injuries or even death. Some common roof accident injuries include:

    • Broken bones
    • Back injuries
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Brain damage
    • Damaged tissues, muscles, and ligaments
    • Internal injuries such as organ bleeding
    • Limb injuries
  • What Are the Steps to Follow After a Roofing Accident?

    Here are some crucial steps to follow if you get injured in a roofing accident.

    Call 911 and request an ambulance. Do not attempt to move if you are in excessive pain or bleeding. If you cannot contact 911, ask anyone around you to do so.

    Document the accident scene. Do you know what caused the accident? If so, ensure you document that as well. In addition, take videos and photos of the accident scene and the injuries you sustained. Ensure you capture any cuts, bruises, torn clothing, or other relevant information.

    Suppose you did not suffer serious injuries requiring an emergency room visit. In that case, it is still advisable to visit a doctor as soon as possible. This is because certain injuries, such as vital organ bleeding, take time to show. In fact, by the time they begin to show their symptoms, the injury is usually too severe. This explains why some people fall into a coma, and others die peacefully in their beds after such injuries despite not showing any signs of physical injuries.

    Seeking treatment after the accident can also help you prove your case when you file a claim. This is because the other party will only believe your version of events with proof. And, even if you have evidence, they will still try to find ways to blame you for the accident. The primary goal is to ensure you have enough proof to hold the other party accountable without giving them an excuse to dispute your claim.

    Remember that the above scenario applies only when filing a lawsuit against the defendant. When you file a worker's compensation claim, you do not necessarily need to prove liability. Rather, you only need to prove that you suffered a work-related injury, in this case, a roofing accident. This is because the whole point of having worker's compensation insurance is to enable workers to get the compensation they need after a work-related injury and protect the employer from a lawsuit.

  • Who Is Responsible for a Roofing Accident?

    It can be challenging to determine liability in such accidents, especially without evaluating the unique circumstances surrounding the accident. This is because each roofing accident is unique. That said, here are different scenarios that could help determine liability.

    The roofing contractor might be responsible if the accident occurred due to a lack of proper training, safety equipment, or anything along those lines. This is because the contractor is required by law to ensure that their workers are safe before working in such dangerous conditions.

    On the other hand, if the roofing material is unreasonably unsafe, the manufacturer might be held responsible for the accident. This is especially true if investigators discover that the roofing material is defective. If so, anyone injured due to a collapsing roof might be able to sue the roofing manufacturer.

    The bottom line is that various parties might be liable for the accident. Again, consulting an experienced attorney is the best way to determine how to proceed with your case.

  • What Damages Can I Recover if I File a Worker's Compensation Claim After a Roofing Accident?

    In most cases, worker's compensation claims cover medical expenses and lost wages. However, it is always advisable to consult an attorney before filing such a claim. An experienced attorney will review the unique circumstances of your case to determine whether you can recover more than medical expenses and lost wages.

  • What Damages Can I Recover if I File a Wrongful Death Claim After a Roofing Accident?

    When you file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages for the loss of your loved one, you may recover funeral expenses and the financial support the deceased would have provided to you or the family had they been alive. In addition, if your loved one died while undergoing treatment in the hospital, you can file a claim for medical expenses incurred.

  • Can a Homeworker Be Sued for a Roofing Accident?

    It all depends on the circumstances of the case. Specifically, it will depend on whether the homeowner was actively involved in the process that led to the accident. For example, suppose the homeowner hired their neighbor to repair their roof despite knowing that the individual was not qualified to handle such a project. In that case, they may be responsible if the individual gets injured during the repair process.

    The same applies if the homeowner assisted the roofer with the project. From a legal standpoint, the homeowner might be responsible for the accident because they controlled the project. On the contrary, they are not liable if they have no control over the project.

    This mostly happens when homeowners hire roofing contractors and are not involved in the roofing process. In that case, if the contractor gets injured while working on the roof, they may not be able to sue the homeowner unless the homeowner directly contributed to the accident.

    A property management company or property owner can also be held responsible for failing to take care of a roof, leading to a roofing accident. For example, say a property owner hires someone to work on the roof without informing them of its poor condition. In that case, if the individual gets injured while working on the roof due to the roof's unsafe condition, they can hold the property owner or management company responsible.

    Again, it is important to remember that each case is different. When you contact an experienced roofing accident lawyer, they will review the unique circumstances of your case and advise you on how best to proceed.

  • How Can a Roofing Accident Lawyer Help?

    An experienced roofing accident attorney can:

    • Evaluate your case to determine whether you have a valid roofing accident claim.
    • Identify the party responsible for the accident. In some cases, more than one party might be responsible.
    • Gather crucial evidence to prove your case against the responsible party.
    • Help you get the medical attention you need to recover from your injuries.
    • Devise a legal strategy to pursue your case. For instance, do you need to file a worker's compensation claim or a lawsuit? Or do you need to file such a case immediately or wait a little longer?
    • Assess your injuries to determine the damages you may be able to recover.
    • File a roofing accident claim or lawsuit against the other party
    • Represent you throughout the settlement negotiations
  • What Should I Look for in a Roofing Accident Lawyer?

    Many factors come into play when looking for the right roofing accident lawyer to represent you in or out of court. However, the most important factors include the following:

    Experience: Look for a roofing accident attorney with experience handling these cases. Keep in mind that roofing accident claims or lawsuits are usually complex. Therefore, you need an attorney who knows the tactics insurance companies use to avoid liability, including state and federal laws regarding such incidents.

    Resources: When you file a roofing accident claim or lawsuit, you will most likely face big companies and corporations in your fight for compensation. For this reason, you need an attorney or firm with powerful resources to fight back. Remember that insurance companies have claims adjusters and attorneys always ready to fight against your claim. Without powerful resources, you may not be able to recover what you deserve or anything at all.

    Reputation and track record: Choose a law firm or attorney with a good reputation in the personal injury field. For example, Morgan & Morgan is the largest personal injury law firm in the US. And in terms of track record, we have helped our clients recover more than $20 billion as compensation for their injuries so far.

  • Morgan & Morgan Roofing Accident Lawyer Can Help

    Let Morgan & Morgan roofing accident attorneys fight for you against the big bullies in the roofing industry, including insurance companies. We have the experience, resources, and track record required to win such claims. To get started, fill out our free case evaluation form. We will review your case and get in touch within 24 hours.

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