Roofing contractor accident advice is readily available if you have suffered an injury at work. Simply contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free 24-hour helpline. Personal injury claims arise in every type of industry, though construction sites are especially hazardous. Every sector of the construction industry carries its own set of issues and roofing work is no exception. As a roofing contractor you are confronted with risks on two fronts; risk to yourself and risk to the people who work for you. If you are a roofing contractor who has been injured while at work, pursuing compensation by filing a personal injury claim is an important step to take.
Work-related injury claims fall under personal injury law. Before filing a personal injury claim you will want to obtain the most accurate roofing contractor accident advice possible and speaking to a legal firm that employs experienced professionals is vital. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of skilled personal injury lawyers whose history in handling such claims spans over many years.
Roofing contractor accidents and injuries
All roofers are at risk of being injured in some way while at work. While some injuries may be relatively minor, the ones most commonly associated with filing a personal injury claim are classified as being traumatic. A traumatic injury is classified as such based on the extent of the physical damage as well as the severity of the injury. They may affect specific parts of the body, such as the head, torso or limbs, or the entire body, as in the case of burns or paralysis. You may become the victim of a traumatic injury due to working under extreme conditions, including excessive heights and in unpredictable weather. Other sources of risk include defective safety equipment, tools and construction equipment malfunctioning, or from the construction site being improperly maintained to legal standards.
The specific types of injuries you may suffer while working as a roofing contractor and that may require seeking roofing contractor accident advice include traumatic brain injuries and head injuries, such as concussion and or foreign-body penetration; crush injuries; limb amputation; injuries to the nerves, muscles and other body tissues; spinal injuries and paralysis; shoulder and neck injuries; back injuries; bone fractures; lacerations or deep cuts; and other severe, long-term or permanent damage to the body.
Personal injury claim compensation for roofing contractor accidents
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive from a roofing contractor accident claim varies from case to case. In general, however, personal injury claim compensation is categorised as general damages or specific damages. Compensation for pain and suffering falls under the general damages category, while the special damages category covers more specific monetary needs, such as medical bills, loss of earnings and other incidental expenses.
Getting the right roofing contractor accident advice
If you are a roofing contractor and have been seriously injured at work, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on our free 24-hour helpline. Alternatively, visit the website, which features a 30-second questionnaire designed to give you an approximate estimate of how much your claim is likely to be worth.