Accidents at work are very common, particularly in dangerous jobs, including those that involve climbing onto a rooftop. Most rooftops are not designed for someone to walk around on; they can be quite slippery, especially if it has been raining and/or there are things like moss growing on the roof.
Furthermore, if the building is old there may be parts of it that cannot support your weight, causing you to fall through the roof. Unfortunately, falls from this kind height, or falls actually through a rooftop, can cause serious injury, potentially being fatal. Fortunately most dangerous roof work accidents can be prevented, which is why if you were injured in a similar accident, that was not your fault, you could be able to claim compensation.
The compensation claim process
The process involved in claiming is extremely easy if you select to use a reputable and experienced personal injury claim specialist such as Accident Advice Helpline. We have 15 years’ experience in the industry and a very good success rate in helping our customers to be awarded compensation.
We also provide a no win, no fee service, with no upfront costs, and take care of the entire claim process for you which means you might not even have to attend court. The severity of injuries sustained from dangerous roof work accidents will usually be reflected in the amount of compensation awarded, so the worse your injuries were, the more you will be likely able to claim.
To see how much you could be owed log onto our website and use our free 30-second claim calculator.
The kinds of injury sustained
The relatively lucky victims of dangerous roof work accidents will receive only minor injuries, such as sprains, grazes and bruises. However, falls of this kind usually cause much more severe injuries, including:
- Broken bones in arms and legs and other areas of the body
- Head injuries/brain trauma, which can be extremely severe with lifelong damage being caused
- Back and spinal cord injuries, such as herniated discs, fractured vertebrae and spinal cord damage, all of which can cause long-lasting pain
- Internal injuries which could affect the functioning of the heart, spleen, liver, lungs, bowels and kidneys and could potentially be life-threatening.
To add to these physical injuries, the victim might also suffer from psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and stress, which may impact upon their ability to lead a normal life and maybe even continue in their job.
Call our 24-hour free phone line on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our specialists and begin your compensation claim today.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen