Construction accidents that involve a high fall from a roof can result in life-altering injuries
to the victim, or even death. Common injuries found in roof fall cases include:
- Broken neck or back
- Brain injuries
- Internal injuries
Many of the falls that occur, unfortunately, are entirely preventable and
can be traced back to negligence on the part of those in charge of the
construction site. If you have been hurt in a fall from a roof, it is
very important that you contact a NYC personal injury lawyer who can work
to isolate the sources of negligence in your case and fight for monetary
compensation on your behalf.
Roof falls occur for a variety of reasons, but the most common cause is
improper safety equipment. A worker who does not have the proper safety
equipment at his disposal will be at constant risk of serious injury or
death. In the event of a fall accident, the responsibility usually falls
to the owner of the site, the general contractor, or the construction
manager. These individuals are supposed to ensure that a fall protection
plan is firmly in place, in order to reduce the risk of accidents to the
smallest percentage possible.
Discuss Your Case with a NY Construction Accident Lawyer
Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP have been working for over 5 decades to protect the rights of those injured
in accidents, including those that take place on construction sites. In
our years of practice, we have secured substantial money rewards for a
large number of our injury clients, many of them in the hundreds of thousands
of dollars, or even the millions of dollars. We can help you if you have
suffered a roof fall while working on a construction site, and we will
work towards possibly securing the highest compensation amount allowed
by law on your behalf.
Contact a New York City construction accident attorney at our firm for a
free case evaluation.