People who work at elevated heights are at an increased risk for serious injury or death. In fact, a study by the Center for Construction Research and Training states that falls from roofs are responsible for one-third of fall-related construction deaths. And a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study says that roofers are three times more likely to die from work injuries than workers in other types of construction.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a fall from a roof or scaffold, it is important to speak with a lawyer. At Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, we understand that working at elevated heights is extremely dangerous. We have represented injured construction workers for many years, and are ready to hear your story. To schedule an initial consultation with our attorneys, please call 304-553-0830 or toll free at 866-228-4692, or you can email the firm.
Injuries Caused By Scaffolding And Roof Accidents
Roofs and scaffolding can collapse or workers can fall off of them. If proper safety procedures are not in place, workers can suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Falls from scaffolding or roofs can cause devastating injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ injuries
In the worst cases, wrongful death may occur.
Because these types of injuries can lead to permanent disability, workers and their families need sufficient compensation to cover their losses. Your workers' compensation benefits may not be enough. We will investigate your accident to uncover who is liable for your injuries. When a negligent third party is responsible or partially responsible, we can file a separate personal injury for damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost income and benefits.
This Is The Time To Contact An Attorney
For a free consultation, please call our office in Charleston at 304-553-0830.