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. 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.
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.
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. It is also important to speak the with appropriate oversight authorities and with a personal injury attorney.
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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 has 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.