Whether you are building, completing renovation work or simply just working on your own personal home, if you are completing work on a roof there is an element of danger involved and the chance of an accident occurring.
Falling from a roof is one of the most common accidents associated with completing building work, and it is one of the most concerning as these types of falls can lead to long-lasting and life-changing injuries and could potentially even be fatal.
Starting a compensation claim
Falling from a roof is really a quite common accident, and we at Accident Advice Helpline have been involved in many cases just like this, where someone has been working on a building site and has fallen from a rooftop. In cases where the victim was not responsible for the accident, we have been very successful in claiming compensation for the victims.
Though we understand compensation won’t magically fix everything or make you feel better, we also know it can go a long way, helping to cover periods of absence from work and can greatly help in paying medical related bills, such as paying for your medication.
Furthermore, we appreciate how comforting it can be when the person or business responsible for your accident is held accountable. Starting a compensation claim is quick and simple, all you need to do is contact a reliable and established personal injury claim specialist, such as Accident Advice Helpline, who will be able to take care of everything for you; so much so that you will probably not even have to attend court.
The amount of compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on how much you have suffered; victims with extensive, life-changing or even fatal consequences, usually receive a higher level of compensation that those who have sustained a few cuts and bruises.
Preventing falls from rooftops
In almost all cases, accidents involving falling from a roof can be completely avoided by putting the correct safety measures in place. Other ways to avoid these types of accident include:
- Making sure all workers are skilled and know how to safely work on a rooftop
- Ensuring all workers are given the correct protective and safety wear and know how to properly wear these
- Making sure all equipment and machinery used are in full working condition
- Ensuring that workers understand the importance of working safely and responsibly, and then supervising them to make sure they do so.
To see if you are eligible to claim compensation for a roof fall you have recently been involved in and sustained injury from, call our 24-hour free phone line on 0800 689 0500.
At Accident Advice Helpline we guarantee no upfront fees and a no win, no fee policy.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen