Whilst working at height should be avoided wherever possible, if you’re a roofer, you’re going to spend much of your time working on the roofs of commercial and domestic buildings. Roofers carrying out repairs and maintenance could be at risk of injuries if their employer doesn’t take precautions to ensure they stay safe at work. With proper safety measures implemented, many roofing accidents can be avoided and if you’re a roofer injured at work, you could claim personal injury compensation if your boss hasn’t provided you with safety equipment.
Serious injuries can impact your future as well as your work, so let Accident Advice Helpline assist you in claiming compensation. We have years of experience and we specialise in personal injury law.
Workplace accidents and personal injury claims
It’s easy to assume that you won’t be eligible for personal injury compensation, but a roofer injured at work could actually receive a substantial settlement if they sustain serious injuries and somebody else is at fault. Consider the following scenarios – you could be eligible to claim if any apply to you:
- Falling through a roof light where no guard rails were in place
- Collapsing roof (no harnesses or safety equipment provided)
- Fall from height off a roof with no guard rails or other safety equipment
- Struck by objects falling off the roof (when you are working below) due to no guard rails
In any of these scenarios, we could help you claim personal injury compensation, but if you’re unsure whether you have a viable claim, you can contact us for confidential advice from our expert personal injury advisors – there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim if you change your mind. The amount of compensation you could receive will take into account not only how badly you have been injured but also things like any medical expenses you’ve had to cover, or loss of earnings from time off work. In fact, it’s easy to find out how much you could receive by taking the 30-second test on our website right now.
Should you make a claim?
Claiming personal injury compensation is a personal decision and it’s entirely up to you. If your employer has breached the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and you’re concerned about safety at your work, it’s a good idea to report your accident to the HSE, then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and see whether you could be compensated for your pain and suffering.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen