No matter how it happens, roofing accidents are critical and life-altering. Roofing is one of the most hazardous professions in the country. It is hard work that requires heavy lifting, bending, bending, and climbing, all while on top of a roof. In many regions of the nation, roofing jobs are in high demand. While that’s a great thing for your bank account, an overworked roofer has a higher probability of having an accident. Roofing accidents are common on commercial and residential construction sites.
As expert California roofing attorneys, our attorneys have represented people throughout California on an extensive range of roofing accident cases and can do the same for you. If you or a loved one has been injured in a roofing accident, please contact us today.
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Facts About Roofing Accidents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 150,000 Americans require medical treatment because of roofing accidents every year. While working on a roof, it is essential to take every safety measure. The CDC has also reported that more than 97% of all roofing and ladder accidents occur at home. Most people are under-qualified to repair their roofs. Because of these types of accidents, many people sustain critical injuries and even death.
Here are a few statistics to help you better understand just how serious roofing accidents are:
- For every 10,000 roofers, roughly 52 suffer nonfatal injuries.
- For every 100,000 full-time roofers, 24 are killed by falls.
- Roofing jobs are expected to grow by about 10% to 15% by 2022.
- The physical demands of working in roofing are contributed to the high turnover rate.
- Fall protection is required whenever a roofer is 6 feet or more above ground level.
- Fall protection is required for some areas and activities, such as ramps, runways, walkways, hoist areas, and overhand bricklaying, unprotected sites.
Leading Causes of Roofing Accidents:
- Falling object or debris
- Scaffolding collapse
- Ladder falls
- Lack of safety equipment
- Roof collapse
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Slip and fall from the roof
Injuries that happen during roofing are often severe and life-altering. Most common roofing injuries include multiple fractures, brain trauma, impalement, spinal cord injuries, and death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a roofing accident, please contact us today. We have 55 years of experience and an extremely long list of successful cases. If you have been injured or have a legal matter you would like to discuss with an attorney from our firm, please contact us by filling out our form here or call 800-401-4530.