Roof Fall Accidents and Injuries

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
Founder of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.

Catastrophic injuries, including wrongful death can result from a seemingly low roof fall, not to mention from the roof of a multi story building.  Even the most experienced roofers and contractors are at risk from falling from elevated heights.

Most falls occur on the premises of a construction site.  These can include construction site falls, crane falls, trolling hoist falls, scaffolding falls, elevator shaft falls and roofer falls.  Other times it's a handyman working on your house that falls from your home's roof.  Sometimes it's simply a family member, relative or friend that's helping you with some roof work that happens to fall off.  The most common reasons for being on a roof include roof repairs or roof maintenance such as roof sweeping or pressure cleaning.

Other elevated height falls can include window cleaner falls, pressure cleaner falls, plastering falls and painter falls.

Many roof fall accidents occur because many general contractors, roofing contractors and developers choose to overcome laws, including OSHA rules and regulations, meant to protect worker safety.  Other times, it's the property owner's failure to implement safety precautions to help protect its guests, employees, customers and other that may have access to the building's roof top.  Children allowed unfettered access to any roof top can create an unsafe and dangerous situation for the child which should an accident or injuries occur may be considered gross or willful negligence on behalf of the property owner.

The most common roof fall accidents occur at any of the following:

  • Balcony Falls
  • Building Code Violation
  • Construction Falls
  • Elevated Platform Falls
  • Falls through Roof Openings
  • High Rise Building Falls
  • Roof Fall from Residential Home
  • Roofer Falls
  • Skylight Falls
  • Tower Falls
  • Utility Pole Falls

The most common injuries sustained due to a roof fall accident can include:

  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement
  • Facial and Body Scarring
  • Head Injuries
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Vision
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Other Major Bodily Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Permanent Disability
  • Permanent Partial Disability
  • Quadriplegia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Other Catastrophic Injuries

You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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