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
  • Coma

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

We at 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.