Roofing is one of the busiest construction trades in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Due to our tropical climate, hurricanes and other environmental factors, roofs in South Florida are in constant need of repairs, sealing or patching and even roof replacement. Roofing is physically demanding work and can be one of the most dangerous jobs of all the construction trades. Every day in South Florida roofing workers are injured in accidents while working on roofs that include: falls off of roofs or on roofs, falls through rotten or faulty roof structures, falls from scaffolding, falls off of ladders, burns from hot tar, flames or fires, electrocution from power lines, roofing truck accidents and accidents involving heavy lifting or machinery.
For more than 20 years the aggressive and experienced Miami workers compensation lawyers at Payer & Associates have been representing injured roofers and their families in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Our attorneys have the knowledge and legal experience necessary to take on the large employers in the roofing industry and their insurance companies in order to get their clients the workers’ compensation benefits and financial compensation they deserve.
What Should You do When Seriously Injured in a Roofing Accident in Miami
If you or a loved one has been injured in a roofing accident the first thing you should do is seek emergency medical treatment for your injuries. Any delay in medical treatment could make your make your injuries worse, could lengthen your recovery time and could even cost you your life should a serious injury go undiagnosed. Don’t worry about who is going to pay for the emergency medical treatment as Florida law requires that your employer and/or workers’ compensation insurance carrier pay for it.
The next thing you should do is notify your employer of the accident in writing. This is because Florida’s workers’ compensation laws require that your employer be notified within 30 days of the accident with only a few exceptions. I always recommend that the notice to your employer be done in writing and that you keep a copy for use in future proceedings should your employer deny receiving notice in an attempt to wrongfully deny your case.
After getting the emergency medical treatment you need and notifying your employer of the roofing accident you should set up a consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney who has the knowledge and experience necessary to handle your case and get you the money that you deserve.
Call Payer & Associates Roofing Accident Attorney in Miami
Getting injured on the job while roofing is a traumatic event that frequently changes the lives of the injured worker and their family. The injuries sustained in a roofing accident can be severe and sometimes prevent the injured worker from ever returning to work in the roofing industry or any other form of heavy duty work. These types of serious injuries require serious legal representation.
The aggressive and experienced attorneys at Payer & Associates are here to help injured workers who get hurt while working in the construction industry in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Our attorneys are available to meet with you 24 hours a day 7 days a week and are available for home and hospital visits upon request. If you or a loved one have been injured in a roofing accident in Miami or Fort Lauderdale call Payer & Associates today for your free confidential initial consultation with one of our roofing accident attorneys.