Roofing can be a very dangerous job that is also in high demand. Roofers work physically hard and are normally exposed to severe weather conditions. Most of their work is done at elevated heights which can be dangerous.
On average, about one-fifth of all private industry work-related deaths occur in the construction industry. The four most common causes of fatal accidents in the construction industry include falls, electrocutions, burns and being struck by objects. Roofers must deal with all four of those dangers on the job. In addition to the dangers of falling or being hit by an object, back problems are a huge problem in the roofing industry. Roofers must lift and bend over while working. Roofers also work with heavy power equipment which can cause a number of serious accidents.
Although roofing is inherently dangerous, it can be made much safer if proper safety precautions and procedures are used. Roofing companies must give their employees a safe work environment by providing the proper equipment and safety training. Roofing companies can also take steps to protect their employees from falls.
If you have been injured in a roofing accident, you are likely facing medical expenses as well as lost wages. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation, or you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. It’s important that you speak with a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorney who can help advise you on your legal options. Call the team at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.