Chicago Roofing Accident Lawyers
Roof Falls & Your Right to Benefits or Compensation
Falls from heights are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and about one-third of fatal falls are from roofs. Falls are not the only risk that roofers face, however. Roofers also work with ladders, electricity, power tools, and are exposed to hazardous substances and loud noises. They face many threats, and this puts them in danger of being injured. Roofers need strong advocates to help them pursue the benefits or compensation they need for their medical care, lost earnings, and more.
If you or someone you love was harmed in a roofing accident for any reason, do not wait to involve a legal professional who can advise you of your rights. Serving Chicago and the surrounding cities and counties since 1998, Morici, Longo & Associates can help with your workers’ compensation or personal injury claim after a roofing accident. Our attorneys have over a century of combined experience and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, which has helped them pick up the pieces and face brighter futures.
Call (312) 779-0366 to find out how our Chicago roof accident attorneys can help you.
An Overview of Roofing Accidents & Injuries
Roofing is a potentially hazardous occupation. Workers face challenging tasks and work at heights, which exposes them to a whole other level of danger. Our attorneys believe in fighting for injured roofers in Chicago and throughout the state.
We take on roof accident and injury claims involving:
- Roof falls
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Tool and equipment injuries
- Electrical injuries
- Defective roofing equipment or materials
- Hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noises while roofing
- Occupational diseases caused by exposure to roofing materials
Our attorneys represent workers and regular people who have been injured in roof falls and other roofing accidents in Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, and the surrounding areas in northern Illinois.
The Importance of Roofing Safety
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific standards related to roofing safety, and roofing contractors are required to implement these standards.
Roofing safety involves several key issues:
- Fall protection, such as a personal fall arrest system (PFAS)
- Ladders, including extension ladders and stepladders
- Scaffolding, including access, guardrails, falling object protection
- Lifts, including areal lifts and all-terrain forklifts
- Electrical safety and debris disposal
If your employer failed to implement OSHA standards for roofing safety and you were injured as a result, talk to a Chicago roofing accident lawyer at Morici, Longo & Associates. Our understanding of the Illinois workers’ compensation system and personal injury actions can serve you well as we consider potential avenues for recovering the money you need for your medical treatment, wage losses, and more. Our objective will be to pursue the highest settlement or award, which will give you the best chance at putting the pieces of your life back together.
Injuries Caused by Roof Falls & Roofing Accidents
The injuries caused by a fall from a roof or any roofing accident may be severe, requiring emergency medical care, ongoing treatment, and physical therapy. This can lead to a significant amount of missed work and lost income, and when you add this to the cost of medical treatment, it is easy to see why the recovery of benefits or compensation is crucial.
When you work with our team at Morici, Longo & Associates in Chicago, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help you. We can pursue damages for medical care, lost earnings, and emotional trauma caused by brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, broken bones, and the other many injuries that may have been caused by your roofing accident.
To learn more about your right to compensation, call (312) 779-0366 or contact us online.