One of the jobs in the UK with the highest risk of accidental injury is the trade of roofing. Falls from a height and injuries from falling objects are common in this line of work and in some cases a roofer accident claim may need to be filed. Personal injury claims for accidents at work are a perfectly legitimate way to recoup the financial losses incurred by an accident while roofing. If you are the victim of an accident and have received an injury as a result of negligence by the company you work for, or the accident was the fault of someone else, then you are fully within your rights to claim for compensation and receive the financial support that you need for recovery and treatment.
Falling from a height is probably the most common reason for a roofer accident claim, but it is not the only reason for a personal injury claim. Other types of accidental injury have been caused by the lifting and handling aspect of the job and carrying heavy objects up a ladder can cause torn ligaments or muscles, which will require a period of time off work and treatment for the injury. Burns and scalds can also happen as a result of the worker using bitumen, compressed gas, or a blow torch. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be supplied by the employer, along with proper training regarding the use of dangerous tools or materials and the correct practices involving working at height.
If you feel that you have not been given the correct training and safety equipment, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for advice. At our law firm we have a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week helpline that is manned by our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Free legal advice is available and our specialist solicitors can offer expert representation if you have had an accident while roofing.
The financial repercussions of an injury at work can be devastating for a victim and their family. Depending on the seriousness of the injury there may be the need for constant travelling to and from hospital and treatment centres. The accident could leave you with psychological damage and counselling may be required in order to help you to fully recover from the ordeal. There is also the loss of earnings that comes as a result of long periods of time away from work. All of the above financial troubles are something that our expert lawyers will try to recover for you.
Accident Advice Helpline has a short form on the website that will tell you how much you are entitled to in just 30 seconds. There is also a plethora of useful information throughout the website. All personal injury claims that are dealt with by our law team are taken on under our no-win, no-fee* policy. This ensures that our clients will not incur undue financial troubles as they start to deal with their distressing predicament.
Date Published: May 18, 2014
Author: David Brown