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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim roof fall compensation

    Working in the roofing industry is not without its potential dangers. You need to be happy with working at height, while knowing how to do the job and how to pay attention to all the relevant health and safety issues that come into play.

    While some roofers are self-employed, many work on behalf of companies that provide their services to people and businesses in the local area. In this case the roofers should be trained by the company they are working for, and they should also be able to work safely according to the law.

    How might a roof fall happen?

    Roof falls are more likely to happen if there has been no risk assessment or preparation prior to a roofing job being done. For example there should be scaffolding in place so no one is at risk of falling off the roof. With barriers in place and experienced people erecting the scaffolding, this will minimise the odds of any falls occurring.

    If someone does fall from a roof it is possible that severe injuries or even death could potentially occur. There is a big chance that someone could be hurt and never be able to work again, or to suffer injuries that could never fully heal.

    In these instances there is a chance that roof fall compensation could be substantial, simply because of the outcome for the person concerned. Negligence on the part of the employer can certainly lead to a significant claim being made for serious injuries to a worker.

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    How much roof fall compensation could be paid?

    The amount of compensation that someone might win could depend on a variety of circumstances. The severity of the accident and the severity of the injuries suffered will both come into play when determining your compensation.

    These factors show why it is important to contact a company like Accident Advice Helpline when you have suffered an accident like this. It is vital that you claim in good time and with expert help on your side if you are to get the best possible deal you can.

    Call us free on 0800 689 0500 so you can be sure of getting an experienced team on your side, fighting for the best deal you can get. Our professional lawyers are standing by to see if they can assist you in any way following a roof fall.

    Date Published: September 14, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Fall from height claims

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