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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

    Compensation for roofing work injuries


    Working in the roofing business obviously comes with its potential dangers. The very nature of the business means workers will be working at height for much of the time. However, this doesn’t mean they have to constantly be at risk of things going wrong. Indeed, it makes the task of adhering to health and safety and working at height regulations all the more important.

    Accident Advice Helpline has heard from people who have unfortunately experienced falls as a direct consequence of negligence being present in their workplace. Even when people work in all kinds of locations, every job should be clearly thought out and risk-assessed before it begins. This can help prevent many incidents that would indeed be preventable if the appropriate steps were taken.

    What kinds of roofing work injuries might happen?

    Roofing work injuries often involve falls that can potentially happen if the proper safety equipment is not in place. For example scaffolding should be erected to allow workers to safety scale the building and to work on the roof without risk of falling. In some instances safety harnesses will be required to ensure that if a person does fall, they cannot simply fall off the roof.

    If negligence is found to have been behind an accident or fall of any kind, it can potentially lead to the company in charge being taken to court. One man suffered a fractured back and skull as a result of a similar roof fall, and he took many weeks to recover from his nasty injuries. As you can imagine, the fall could have resulted in a far more serious outcome than this.

    Avoiding potentially serious or fatal injuries

    Avoidance is always the best course of action. The main thing to remember is to perform a risk assessment whenever a new job is going to take place. This will ensure the proper health and safety and work at height rules are followed and that all conceivable safety measures have been thought of and put into action.

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    If this was not the case in your situation, and you have suffered injuries within the last three years as a result of a roof fall, call us at Accident Advice Helpline today. One call to 0800 689 0500 is totally free and it could lead you towards a no win, no fee* compensation claim very soon, so call us now.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.