The risks of being injured while performing a roofing job are readily apparent to anybody who has ever found themselves in a spot that was much higher off the ground than they intended. Gravity is an unforgiving force, and it can lead to serious, life-altering injuries. When these injuries occur while on the job, it is imperative that you have a competent and caring legal team to back you up. At Altman & Altman LLP, we help our clients all throughout Massachusetts navigate post-injury life, and can help after a roofing accident right away.
Roofing constantly lands on lists of the top most dangerous jobs performed in the United States, due to the number of people involved in the profession and the high-risk nature of the job – which leaves very little room for any type of mistake or force outside of the individual’s control. Things like faulty equipment, unknown or undisclosed conditions, sudden weather and simple mistakes can result in drastic injuries.
Injuries which may occur due to roofing incidents can include:
- Broken bones or sprains
- Torn ligaments
- Concussions or other severe head injuries
- Internal bleeding or other internal organ damage
- Spinal or other back injuries
- Coma or life-threatening injuries
Recovery from these types of injuries can take many months and be extremely costly, especially if surgery or multiple surgeries are necessary in order to assist the healing process. Long stays at hospitals or frequent visits to outpatient centers can accrue bigtime medical bills and expenses which you may have difficulty covering, since you’ll likely be unable to work while you are in recovery.
Collecting workers’ compensation or applying for short-term or long-term disability may be challenging, as you may not know where to begin, or your employer may even try to cut off your benefits prematurely or totally discourage you from even exploring such avenues. Additionally, it may be difficult to interact and work with insurance companies while you are trying to recover from a serious accident.
At Altman & Altman LLP, we take great strides to shoulder these bothersome burdens for you, and have helped clients from all over Massachusetts get the ball rolling in their workers’ compensation and disability applications. We have also successfully advocated on behalf of our clients who are denied rights guaranteed to them by U.S. labor laws, and we will provide the same steady legal knowledge for your benefit as well.We will fight for you in court if necessary
Roofing is an important job in our society, and if you are injured in a roofing incident due to the negligence or fault of any third party – be it an employer, a client who failed to disclose that their roof was dangerous to walk on, a manufacturer of a harness that malfunctioned and resulted in a fall or a scaffolding company whose product failed when it counted most – we will hold them responsible and get you the financial compensation you are entitled to and need for your recovery.
Our legal team of personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of experience fighting on behalf of our clients who are injured in roofing accidents and a wide range of other incidents as well. We will take the time to sit down with you, listen to your story, and carve out a path that is catered completely to you. We will advocate for you in front of labor boards, insurance companies or even a United States justice if necessary.
We provide free consultations to all our potential clients to see how we can assist you. So call today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.