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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

    Roofing worker fatality claim

    Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with expert advice and continuous support if you wish to make a roofing worker fatality claim. Roofing accidents at work can occur in a number of ways. Common causes of fatalities include falling from a height or falling after slipping, tripping or stepping on some flimsy materials on the roof. Others include the collapse of ladders or scaffolding, being hit by falling debris, explosions or electrocution. Regardless of how the fatal roofing accident happened, you may be entitled to file a fatality claim for the loss of your loved one.

    Basis of making the claim

    It is the responsibility of all employers in the UK to provide safe and healthy working environments for all their employees. The same holds true for roofing workers at construction sites. There are strict laws in place that employers and construction contractors should abide by.

    Employers ought to provide safety equipment such as safety harnesses and clothing, lifts and railings. Furthermore, they must provide adequate and comprehensive safety training to all their workers. They are also required to carry out routine inspections of the working conditions, coupled with regular risk assessments to identify and eliminate risks on construction sites.

    Failure to perform any of these essential tasks often leads to serious accidents, with tragic consequences. If the death of your loved one was caused by a roofing worker accident, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim maximum compensation for the loss you suffered. If the deceased’s employer is found guilty of failing to provide safe working conditions for employees, they should be held accountable for this breach.

    Who can make a roofing worker fatality claim?

    If you are a dependant of the deceased roofing worker, you may be entitled to make a roofing worker fatality claim. You should prove that you would have carried on being dependent on the deceased in some way had they not had the fatal accident.

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    Dependants often include:

    • The deceased’s spouse (husband, wife or civil partner). This may also include divorced or annulled partners.
    • A cohabiting partner. This individual should have been living with the deceased in the same household as though they were married. They should have lived together for at least two years immediately before the deceased’s death.
    • The deceased’s parents or ascendants (grandparents and great grandparents). This group includes any individuals the deceased treated as his or her parents.
    • Any children or other descendants of the deceased. This includes those who were treated as children of the deceased’s family.

    How much will I receive?

    The payout awarded for fatality claims varies with each individual case. The compensation amount depends on the severity of pain and suffering endured before death, the cost of funeral expenses incurred, the income the deceased brought in and the number of dependants who were relying on the income.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to establish whether you have valid reasons for making a roofing worker fatality claim. You will receive expert advice and continuous support throughout the claims process. You can rest assured that a specialist solicitor will be assigned to your case to help you win the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: July 21, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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