There is a reason why roofing is not widely considered a do-it-yourself kind of project. Roofing is a uniquely risky line of work. Most commonly, roofing accidents involve falls or burns from hot tar. Falls from rooftops can easily happen, especially if the right safety precautions are not being used. That is why it’s important that only trained professionals take on the job. Roofing accidents can be the result of insufficient safety equipment or training, failure to follow proper procedures, and OSHA violations. These accidents cause death or devastating injuries such as brain damage, spinal cord injuries, crushed or broken bones, and permanent disfigurement. A roofing accident can also crush the injured person and his or her family financially because these types of injuries require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and possibly psychological care. A personal injury attorney can assist you in dealing with the medical care and any other suffering that occurs by getting you compensation for the tragedy.Prevention
Adequate fall protection is one way to prevent roofing accidents from occurring. Lanyards, harnesses, slide guards, and rollouts can be used to safeguard against a devastating fall. It is sad but true that many roofing accidents are caused by the negligence of another person. Roofing accidents can be especially devastating because of the distance of the fall. Staying aware of one's surroundings, being mindful of the roof’s condition and any other outside factors that may pose as a threat, such as ice, rain or wind, can all lessen the risk of serious injury or death while working on a roof.What to do if you have suffered an injury in a roofing accident:
Certainly, if you have been hurt in a roofing accident, it is of supreme importance to receive medical care right away. Even with a minor injury, it is beneficial to get medical treatment and a professional medical opinion. Getting treatment early on can help prevent any unforeseen long term health effects in the future. It is also important to speak the with appropriate oversight authorities and with a personal injury attorney. Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience in the field and will offer a free initial consultation, a professional opinion on the case and the best course of action, and will rigorously work to get you or your loved ones the compensation you deserve. Medical treatment, therapy and recovery can be a long and expensive road and an attorney with experience in roofing accidents can facilitate the process.
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Injuries resulting from roofing accidents can be serious and debilitating. If you have suffered such an injury, call Altman & Altman LLP today so that we can help you. Altman & Altman is a boutique firm located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We specialize in a variety of areas of law, but the majority of our practice is focused on personal injury. Our team of personal injury attorneys have decades of experience. We always strive to achieve the best results for our clients. Our attorneys are tough and aggressive, but also sensitive to clients' needs. We know that you are going through a difficult and painful time, and our role is to help you. Our seasoned professionals never cease to come up with the most innovative solutions to legal problems. The success and growth of our firm is a testament to our abilities. Call our outstanding lawyers now at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns.