The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck have over 80 years combined experience representing injured roofers and workers in Massachusetts. Roofing is dangerous work, requiring workers to spend many hours up on ladders, houses and buildings. The greatest risk is for falls that may result in death, head injuries, fractures and other serious ailments.
Every time a worker climbs a ladder his employer has a responsibility to provide a safe working environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing new regulations to provide better protections for roofing workers. But the risk for injuries remains high if contractors disregard protocols and property owners fail to disclose unsafe conditions.
If you have been injured in a roofing accident, your employer's workers' compensation insurance will provide some assistance. But you also have the right to speak to a Boston construction accident lawyer and learn your rights about pursuing additional compensation. The owner of the property where you were working, the general contractor and your employer may all be liable for additional damages.
It is important to speak to a construction accident attorney because if your injuries are serious, you may require extensive medical treatment. You may be unable to work at the same capacity. If you suffered a head or spinal cord injury, you may face a longer recovery or be unable to work again.
The Massachusetts construction accident lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck are experienced at representing workers injured on construction sites across the state. If you have been injured, we can explain your rights. Contact us today for a free legal consultation at 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.