Roofers face the risk of serious injury or death every day they show up for work. A fall from a roof can mean more than an extended hospital stay and painful rehabilitation. It can result in lifelong disability.
While workers' compensation exists to provide medical care and wage loss benefits for people who are injured on the job, those benefits are limited. If you have suffered a serious injury, workers' compensation alone will not be enough to protect you from financial hardship. At Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A., our lawyers can help you explore all of your legal options, including an option to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for your injury. We also represent family members in fatal accident cases.
Can I Sue My Employer?
While employers are generally protected from being sued by employees for injuries occurring on the job, there are exceptions. In addition, other parties who do not work for your employer may be liable. Our lawyers will evaluate the circumstances of your roofing accident and determine if you have the right to seek additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
The following are examples of negligence that can lead to a personal injury claim:
- A fall though a hole in the roof
- Roof collapse
- OSHA violations (such as a lack of safety lines or fall protection)
- Unsafe property conditions
- Defective products
- Injuries caused by items dropped from above
For More Information About Your Legal Options
To ensure you receive all the compensation you are due for an on-the-job injury, call 786-401-4706 or complete our contact form. Our attorneys handle serious construction accident injury cases in Miami and throughout Florida and the United States.