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Construction Accidents and Falls from Roofs

By Steve Charpentier on May 10, 2014

Melbourne Construction Accidents and Falls from RoofsWhether you’re working at a construction site, or simply passing one by, your safety is of paramount importance. At least, it should be. Slip and fall accidents are always dangerous, but are even more so when combined with the added hazards that characterize most construction sites. When your job calls for you to work on a roof, falling becomes less of an embarrassment and more of a life-or-death situation. If you fall from a roof under construction, our Melbourne construction accident attorneys are highly-experienced and qualified to establish responsibility and help you receive the compensation you’ll need to successfully recover, both medically and financially.

Falling Accidents at Construction Sites

There are a number of factors that can cause you to fall at a construction site, especially when you’re elevated. A weak, faulty, or improperly secured ladder can betray you as you climb it, breaking, bucking, or slipping off of its support and bringing you down with it. A messy work environment can also prove particularly hazardous, and if random hammers, drills, and other tools and debris are scattered about your path, then you may be likely to trip over one of them and fall. Though some cleanup and maintenance is the responsibility of the workers, creating a safe environment and providing safe, properly working tools is usually the job of the employer. If you’re injured in a construction accident and aren’t sure who’s at fault, then consult the personal injury attorneys at Charpentier Law Firm

Who’s At Risk?

Any construction worker who works on a building’s roof is at risk for a fall or accident. The most common construction jobs that might place you on the roof, and thereby increase your risk, include;

  • Roofers
  • HVAC installers
  • Elevator workers
  • Workers on scaffolds
  • General laborers and helpers

Common Injuries from Roof Falls

Depending on how high up you are, a fall from a roof can leave you seriously injured, or worse. Injuries that you might sustain if you fall from a roof, and that you’ll need compensation to cover, can include;

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord and nervous system damage
  • Death

What to Do

If you fall, or experience any other kind of construction accident that results in your injury, our attorneys will help ensure that you’re not left to foot the bill for someone else’s negligence. Our law firm has successfully represented victims injured on construction sites throughout Central Florida, and can utilize our experience to represent you, as well. If you’re an employee seeking worker’s compensation, or an innocent bystander who was hurt as you passed through the construction site, we’ll effectively handle the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on recovering as soon as possible.

Consult Your Melbourne Attorneys Today

To learn if you’re entitled to compensation for a construction site accident, call our law office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly experienced attorneys. Our entire team looks forward to helping you navigate your personal injury claim to help you receive all that you’re entitled to.

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