At Accident Advice Helpline we deal with a multitude of different situations for personal injury claims and one of the most dangerous professions in the UK is that of the roofer, which is why we offer specialist roofer injury advice. The nature of the job means that there is a large amount of working at height; this in itself is a hazardous part of the job as strong winds, poor safety equipment, or a lack of proper training can be disastrous for the victim of an accident at work.
Shop workers or office workers are far less likely to have an accident in their working environment than roofers. Roofing work can take place on a building site, in a residential area, or maybe on an industrial estate. Working at height is a particularly dangerous part of the job and whether the roofer is on scaffolding, on a crane, or on a roof itself, there is always the possibility of a potentially fatal accident occurring.
There is a case of a young roofer who was installing solar panels on the roof of a farm building. The roofer, who was a new employee, fell and fractured his skull. The company was fined £10,000 for the fall, and even though they had supplied exterior scaffold and crawling boards on the roof itself, it was judged that they did not provide safety measures such as netting inside the farm building, or internal, lower level scaffolding in case of a fall.
Find out whether you have a claim
If you or a person that you know is unsure whether there is a case for a compensation claim, then contacting Accident Advice Helpline via the 24/7 helpline will put you in touch with our knowledgeable and friendly staff who will be happy to give you roofer injury advice. Free legal advice is available in order to help you to understand the process and receive the rightful compensation to which you are entitled.
An accident in any form is a distressing thing to go through and this is aside from the potential financial backlash that a roofing accident can have you and your family. Any treatment fees need to be recouped by the personal injury claim, as do the travelling expenses for going to and from the hospital or specialist treatment centre. It is very likely that you will need to take time off work and it may even be that that you cannot return to work at all. The effects of a traumatic experience such as receiving a serious injury may leave you needing professional counselling.
These possible eventualities will need to be covered by the compensation claim and the expert lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline will do everything within their power to ensure that you will receive the maximum possible compensation. All of the claims taken on by our team of specialist solicitors are done so on a no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning that a claim can be initiated without further undue pressure on our clients.
Date Published: May 18, 2014
Author: David Brown