Common Roofing Injuries
There are almost 100,000 roofing contractors in the United States, that by law must protect their workers from known hazards of the job. However, sometimes employers do not follow federal and state safety protocols, and consequently, their workers suffer injuries.
Roofing contractors are most frequently cited by OSHA for failure to have fall protection, ladder safety, and fall protection training. Some of the most common injuries roofers suffer in South Philadelphia include:
Work Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia
Whether in Bustleton, South Philly, or anywhere else throughout the state, nearly every Pennsylvania worker is covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. This act provides medical expenses, wage loss compensation, and other benefits in the event of a work-related injury or death. It is important to take certain steps to ensure your benefits are not delayed or denied.
After the accident, see a doctor immediately and follow up on any instructions the doctor gives you. Keep all paperwork, whether from your doctor, the insurance company, or employer – as well as copies of any paperwork you submit. For compensation to be allowed, Pennsylvania workers must give notice to their employers no later than 120 days from the date of injury.
The roofers workers’ compensation process is complex, and you will benefit from being represented by an experienced Philadelphia attorney. If you do not have a skilled attorney on your side, chances are any offers you receive will not reflect the maximum amount of benefits you deserve. Attorney Jeffrey S. Gross is a Certified Workers’ Compensation specialist and has been helping injured clients fight for their legal rights since 1991. At Gross & Kenny, LLP, we fight to ensure that you receive the appropriate benefits and the right amount of compensation for your injuries.
Let a Philadelphia Roofers Workers' Compensation Attorney Help You Today
The Philadelphia roofers workers’ compensation lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP have decades of experience, and our firm exclusively handles Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation claims. If you were injured on the job, or your loved one was involved in a fatal workplace accident, call us today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve injured roofers throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Bustleton and South Philly.