Roof Collapse Accidents
Working at tall heights is dangerous work, as the only thing between you and a potentially-deadly fall is the structure underneath your feet. Should the integrity of that structure fail, and the roof collapse, you will be in a dire situation which could cause serious injuries. The Massachusetts-based personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP will help ensure you are able to receive ample workers’ compensation to pay for expenses from these injuries.
Whether you are a roofer, firefighter, police officer, construction worker, solar panel installer, building inspector or just have to access a roof in order to inspect an electrical box as part of your job as an electrician, employees from countless professions may find themselves on top of a roof during any given day.
In some cases, such as in construction demolition, building inspecting or firefighting, the integrity of the roof you are standing on could be compromised, and a roof collapse can happen at any time. You may fall just to the story below, and injuries may be minimal, or you may fall through multiple floors, causing severely debilitating injuries or perhaps even a fatality.
Being injured while on the job through a roof collapse means that you are eligible for workers’ compensation, which is your right to access a portion of your normal pay when you are injured while working on the job – regardless of the cause of the injury and often times regardless of the circumstances leading up to the injury.We Protect Your Right to Compensation
It is your protected right as a worker in the United States to earn workers’ compensation when you are injured on the job and are unable to resume your normal work responsibilities. You may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation for a short or long period of time, depending on the severity of your injuries.
In some cases, your company’s insurance company may be unwilling to provide ample workers’ compensation, refuse to provide it for as long as your injuries require or outright deny your workers’ compensation claim entirely. At Altman & Altman, we have over 50 years of experience advocating on behalf of our injured clients and going up against insurance companies to ensure they do the right thing.
Roof collapse injuries are especially serious, as they can lead to serious lacerations, broken bones, paralysis, coma or death. These injuries may leave you unable to work and unable to pay the costly medical expenses which come as a result. You may be reliant on workers’ compensation payments to get you through this tough time, so we will aggressively fight for your right to collect these payments.
In some cases, you may have a legitimate case for a civil suit against a negligent party, such as a building owner who didn’t disclose the deteriorated condition of their roof before allowing you to step foot on it. A product meant to prevent you from falling, such as a harness, may have malfunctioned and allowed you to fall. In either case, the experienced attorneys at Altman & Altman possess the knowledge of how to earn a positive outcome for you in the courtroom, potentially resulting in a sizable settlement.
At Altman & Altman LLP, we have represented workers from many different professions who have been hurt on the job. We take the same pragmatic, dedicated approach to each case. Whether we are ensuring that you get access to your right to workers’ compensation, or fighting on your behalf in court, we will make sure that you receive unparalleled legal representation.
Call us for a free consultation today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199 to go over the details of your case and figure out how to proceed. We are available 24/7.