Long Island Roof Fall Injury Claims
Long Island Construction Accident Attorney Identifies Types of Injuries
Falls are the second most common cause of severe injury. Industrial and construction work often means working at elevations. Most falls in a work setting occur because the correct safety equipment or procedures were not used. Scaffolding accidents and ladder accidents can mean broken bones, back injuries, and brain injuries. Serious, even catastrophic injuries or death may occur although the elevation was not great.
If your job demands that you work on roofs or at heights, your employer is required to supply training, safety gear and a safe work environment to prevent accidents. Whether your injuries resulted from a fall off a roof or a roof collapsing onto you, you need to talk to a Long Island personal injury lawyer about filing a claim for compensation beyond workers’ compensation benefits.
Common Long Island Construction Worker Injuries
Painters, window cleaners, and roofers are just a few who run the risk of a fall almost daily. Some contractors and other employers choose to ignore the laws, including OSHA regulations, concerning the precautions which must be taken to avoid injuries. Failure to provide the proper safety equipment or inspect and maintain safety gear in good condition can result in an accident and lost wages, placing the injured worker in a difficult financial position. In any personal injury case it is important to conduct an investigation into the accident to identify the cause and any contributing factors. Accident scenes change and evidence can quickly disappear, and it is urgent that you contact an experienced construction accident lawyer before too much time goes by.
The legal team at The Law Offices of Jaghab Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C. is highly experienced in construction accident investigation. We understand the difficulties facing an injured person or a family who has lost a loved one because of a preventable accident. Our firm has been protecting the rights of injured individuals and ensuring they receive full and fair compensation for four decades.