If you suffered a traumatic accident at work and now have bouts of depression, anxiety or panic attacks, you might need roofing worker accident counselling.
Roofing work is one of the most dangerous aspects of the construction industry and the risk of serious injuries and even death is a constant concern. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic injury and are thinking about seeking compensation we suggest you pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on our free 24-hour helpline. We will discuss your case with you and if we decide you have good grounds for making successful claim for compensation will appoint one of our experienced solicitors to process your case. In addition, if it is deemed appropriate, he or she will put you in touch with a counsellor who specialises in treating your specific condition.
Common roofing worker accidents and injuries requiring roofing worker accident counselling
A traumatic injury can affect a part or the entire body and is defined by the severity and extent of the damage inflicted. In very rare cases traumatic injuries may result in the death of the individual. Working under extreme conditions, at great heights and with minimal protection from the elements, means you may be subject to a variety of severe and debilitating injuries that merit making personal injury claim for compensation, which includes reclaiming the cost of psychological counselling.
Typical traumatic injuries sustained by roofers include concussion and other brain damage; amputation and crush damage; spinal trauma and paralysis; back, neck and shoulder damage; long-term or permanent damage to the muscles, nerves and other tissues; fractures and deep cuts and lacerations. The most common causes of such injuries are malfunctioning and poorly maintained equipment, inadequate training, failure of the employer to properly perform a risk assessment for the job in hand and non-compliance with UK health and safety legislation.
Roofing worker accident compensation
The amount of compensation awarded is determined on a case by case basis and falls into two categories, general damages and special damages. General damages includes compensation for pain and suffering, while special damages covers fees for medical care, including counselling, as well as loss of wages, travel expenses and any modifications to the home that may be needed to accommodate permanent injuries.
Making a successful claim for compensation which will provide for roofing worker accident counselling
Filing a successful personal injury claim is largely dependent on getting the right information and advice to your solicitor as quickly as possible and making sure that the claim is filed in a timely manner. With one or two exceptions, the time limit is three years from the date of the accident. The solicitors employed by Accident Advice Helpline have many years of experience in personal injury law and one of them will be allocated to handle your case. Providing advice on how to find the most suitable counsellor for you is just part of the comprehensive range of services we offer.
Whether you call us on the phone or go through our website, you will have access to a 24-hour source of reliable information and advice.
Date Published: July 16, 2014
Author: David Brown