Perhaps you live and work in Kegworth and are currently seeking an accident injury claim in Kegworth solicitor because you have suffered a personal injury in an accident which was not your fault. Alternatively, you may have just been diagnosed with a work-related illness and are searching online for an accident injury claim in Kegworth specialist to find out whether or not you can claim compensation from your employer.
Roofers and accidents
Roofing is considered a high-risk job because there are dangers inherent in the job, such as falling from heights. Roofers are more at risk of having an accident than a person who works at a checkout desk, for example, and injuries from falls can be fatal. Roofers can also be injured by the hot materials they work with, such as bitumen falling on them and perhaps burning through their clothes. They often use blow torches too, and should be trained how to use these properly by their employers. In fact, they should be fully trained by their employers so that they can carry out their work safely.
As each job a roofer is asked to do is different, a risk assessment should be carried out before the job is begun. The appropriate safety equipment should be supplied for the job, such as scaffolding and a harness. Protective clothing should also be provided, and should include long-sleeved coverings and long trousers, as well as safety goggles and gloves for some aspects of roofing work.
Roofers may also be expected to lift and carry heavy objects to a roof, so they should also receive the appropriate training in how to lift heavy objects without damaging their backs.
Your accident injury claim in Kegworth solicitor
If you or anyone you know has had an accident that was due to the negligence of another person, then you could contact an injury claim in Kegworth lawyer to find out if you have a case to make a personal injury compensation claim. A local accident injury claim in Kegworth solicitor may not have the experience you need to deal with your particular personal injury case, so you need to find one who does have the appropriate experience if you want a successful claim.
Contact the specialists
If you think you have grounds for a personal injury compensation claim, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for free advice on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. We are a law firm with a team of solicitors who specialise in personal injury compensation claims, and they are based all over the UK. You can also visit our website and take the 30-second test, which will give you an estimate of how much compensation you might be awarded if your claim were to be successful.
When you have read some of the information on our site, you might then want to call us on that freephone number above. You can call at any time and on any day of the year. You will be treated with professional courtesy and be given free legal advice about any possible claim you might have. Call us now and find out if we can help you.
Date Published: 11th September 2013
Author: David Brown