In 2010, failure to protect workers from fall hazards was the second most frequently cited violation noted by OSHA.Falls are the leading cause of work-related deaths among construction workers.
Serious construction-related illnesses include lead poisoning, lung diseases, hearing loss, musculoskeletal disorders, and cancers caused by exposure to asbestos and silica.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor.
Construction workers are in a high-risk business. The U.S. government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that almost one in five work-related fatalities nationwide takes place in the construction industry. Taking a deeper look within construction, OSHA found that roofers have an especially high rate of fatal injuries – 34.7 fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time workers.
Serving Boca Raton and surrounding areas, roofing accident attorney Gregg Hollander represents clients in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Naples and throughout South Florida. Roofers can suffer some of the most serious injuries affecting construction workers. He knows that severe physical damage can spell the end of a career for any construction worker, but especially for a roofing employee.
A 2010 study in the American Journal of Industrial Hygiene highlighted the risks that roofing workers encounter, but it also reported that roofers’ overall health can suffer because of their years of hard physical labor in dangerous environments.
Workers in roofing were found to be in worse physical condition, have more musculoskeletal ailments, more body pain, and other issues. At the Hollander Law Firm, we have extensive experience representing roofing workers who have suffered serious injuries in jobsite accidents. We also help those whose physical pain and suffering is the result of long-term exposure to hazardous work.
Research into the construction industry and its effects on workers involved in roofing reveals that a number of factors can cause serious injuries:
- Falls from heights
- Falls through fragile materials
- Collapses that cause workers to be trapped
- Contact with moving machinery
- Striking against a stationary object
- Slip and fall injuries
- Being struck by flying or falling objects
- Exposure to electrical hazards
- Fires and explosions
When you’ve been harmed in a roofing construction accident, you may find yourself the victim of any number of traumatic injuries. Roofers may suffer severe burns, multiple broken bones or other musculoskeletal injuries, traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries, deep gashes or lacerations, loss of limbs, blinding injuries, nerve damage, internal organ injuries, and other serious wounds. Based in the Boca Raton area, experienced roofing accident lawyer Gregg Hollander is ready to fight for your rights.
At the Hollander Law Firm, we have the resources to assemble a team of legal, medical, investigative, and other professionals who are dedicated to building a compelling case for financial recovery on your behalf. When you’re seriously hurt, you could face years of medical treatment, physical therapy, and other costly interventions.
Because roofers are particularly vulnerable to life-altering injuries, permanent disability is a very real possibility. If you are hurt that badly, you want the assurance that you’ve chosen an attorney who has proven skills as a negotiator. You also want to know that your lawyer has a strong track record of success in the courtroom. Boca Raton roofing accident attorney Gregg Hollander delivers in both settings.
If you’ve been seriously hurt on a construction site, in a car accident, in a medical malpractice event, or in any type of personal injury situation, you’ll be in good hands when you choose the Hollander Law Firm – the legal professionals accident victims in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Naples, and other South Florida cities trust.
Our firm’s commitment to personal service and unparalleled legal representation has resulted in maximum financial recoveries for injury victims. Call (561) 347-7770 today and ask for a free meeting to discuss your case, or contact our Boca Raton law office online to submit your case. The Hollander Law Firm team is on your side.