Roofer accident Claims
What Is A Roofer Accident Claim?
Roofing is well-known to be a high-risk occupation, given that the vast majority of your work is done at height and often involves unstable or sloping surfaces. Many clients believe that this inherent risk means that they are not able to make a compensation claim if they are injured at work. This is not the case. If you are injured working as a roofer and it was due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, or if insufficient safety precautions were taking, you are eligible for compensation.
Although there are many different types of roofer accidents, the most common are falls. Falling from a height can lead to spinal injuries, broken bones, head injuries and many other painful and debilitating conditions.
Roofer accidents can be extremely stressful. Not only are roofer accidents painful, they can also lead to financial hardship as you will usually find that you need to take time off work to allow you to heal. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping you to get the justice you deserve for your roofer accident.
Making Roof Accident Claims
We know that the idea of making a roofer accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, but our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors have been helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve year after year, with almost no paperwork to complete by you.
If you have suffered a roofer accident and are thinking of making a claim for compensation, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. We are here 24 hours a day to help you get the justice you deserve.
What To Do Immediately After Your Roofer Accident
The most important consideration following your roofer accident is keeping yourself safe. Make sure that you are out of any additional danger and that you have access to any first aid or medical assistance you may require. Once you have dealt with those absolute priorities, however, there are a few things you can do that might help to provide additional support for your roofer accident compensation claims.
It is vital that you have a clear and consistent memory of what happened before, during and after your roofer accident. This means that we need to have as many details as possible. Because you never know what the person who was responsible for your roofer accident is likely to say in their defence, you will want to have all the details to hand, even ones that may seem irrelevant. In order to help you with this. We advise that you write down everything you can remember, as soon as possible after your roofer accident. This should include all details that you think are relevant, especially focussing on anything that made your roofer accident more likely.
Taking Witness Details
It can also be helpful to make sure that you have the names and contact details of any witnesses to your roofer accident. You are welcome to ask them to write down everything they remember, but we are also able to do this for you, as long as we know who they are and are able to contact them. Witnesses can provide strong support when you are demonstrating the causes of your roofer accident.
You may also want to try to obtain photographs or videos which might be relevant to your case, especially of the location in which your roofer accident occurred, provided it is safe to do so.
Whilst these things can help with your roofer accident compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your roofer accident. The most important step, however, is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your roofer accident compensation claim.
Compensation Amounts For Roofer Accident Claims
Every roofer accident is unique, and this means that every compensation claim is also unique. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact this has had on your life. There are some common factors in roofer accident compensation claims, however.
Every compensation claim, including roofer accident compensation claims, can be divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by a governing body known as the Judicial College. This covers the pain and distress you have suffered as a result of your roofer accident. The Judicial College sets a range of payments that are considered typical for a particular injury. These ranges can be very broad, however, meaning that it can be difficult for you to where your roofer accident will fall within that range. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can help make sense of these ranges for you.
Special Damages For Roof Accident Claims
The rest of your compensation claim is there to minimise the impact that your roofer accident has had on your life. This is there to help you get your life as close as possible to where it would have been had your roofer accident not happened. Obviously, money can’t fix everything, but this is there to pay any additional costs you may have incurred. This could include any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your roofer accident, and even future loss of potential earnings if you are unable to return to your previous job as a result of your injuries. You are also able to claim for any medical treatment that you have paid for privately if it is difficult to access on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, and also for making modifications to your home or vehicle if this helps you to adjust to any permanent injuries.
With the help of our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors, you can be confident that your roofer accident claim includes everything that you are entitled to, making sure that you have the financial support you need to be able to concentrate on making a fully recovery.
Is No Win No Fee Available For A Roofer Accident Compensation Claim?
At free Legal Justice, we believe that justice should be available to everyone, without the need for large up-front payments or large solicitor’s fees. As a result, we offer our services on a we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the vast majority of our clients.
A no win no fee agreement means that we are able to act as your solicitors without you having to pay any fees until you receive compensation. As the name suggests, if we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay anything. This takes the risk out of making a roofer accident claim and ensures that justice is available to everyone. With a no win no fee agreement, our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you always know exactly how much you will receive before accepting an offer of a compensation settlement, and also ensuring that you will always receive the lion’s share of the payment.
Paying For Our Services
Under some circumstances, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. If this is the case for your roofer accident, we will make sure that you know as soon as possible and we will suggest alternative funding options.
If you are thinking about making a roofer accident compensation claim, we want to help you. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now and let our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
What If My Boss Doesn’t Want Me To Make A Roofer Accident Compensation Claim?
Many of our clients are worried that making a compensation claim for their roofer accident will lead to them losing their job. We understand this concern, but it is important to understand that this would be illegal. Your employer is not permitted to punish you in any way for making a roofer accident compensation claim. This includes changing your job role in a way that disadvantages you, not considering you for opportunities you would otherwise have had or firing you directly.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for seeking the compensation they are entitled to. The compensation you deserve is there to help you get your life back on track after your roofer accident, not to punish your employer, and almost all employers understand this.
We Will Get Compensation From The Insurance Company – Not Your Employer
Many of our clients also tell us that making a roofer accident compensation claim has helped to make their workplaces safer, for themselves and for their colleagues. Their employers have realised the importance of health and safety policies, and this has led to improvements that have helped everyone working within those companies to feel safer and work more effectively.
You can also be sure that your roofer accident claim is not impacting the long-term financial health of the company you work for. They are required to take our Employers Liability Insurance, which covers them for all accidents at work. This insurance means that you should never feel pressured into not making a roofer accident compensation claim on the basis that you and your colleagues may be out of work if the company is not able to pay.
If you have suffered a roofer accident and think that you might be able to make a claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get you the expert help you need.
How Do Roof Accident Claims Work?
Making a personal injury compensation claim, including a roofer accident claim, is simple.
You will want to make sure that you have access to the correct legal advice and assistance. Our specialised personal injury claims solicitors are able to provide you with all of the help and support you may need and are available 24/7. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to discuss your roofer accident and to begin your claim.
How We Start Roof Compensation Claims
As your personal injury claims solicitors, we will send a letter to the person to blame for your roofer accident, explaining that you are making a roofer accident compensation claim and that you believe that they were to blame. We will give them a deadline by which they must either accept liability (this means accepting that they were to blame) or tell us why they were not to blame.
If they refuse to accept liability, we will show them evidence to support your claim. This can include any evidence you have gathered, such as the contact details of witnesses or photographs and videos of the location in which your roofer accident occurred, as well as evidence we collect ourselves. It is very difficult for employers to claim that they were not responsible for accidents that took place at work.
Agreeing A Compensation Amount For Your Injuries
Once liability for your roofer accident has been agreed, we will begin negotiations as to the exact amount of compensation to be paid out. The other side will often make a lowball offer, in the hope that you will accept far less in compensation than you are entitled to. We will always give you our expert opinion, based on years of experience with roofer accident claims just like yours, as to whether an offer is fair or not, but the decision will always be up to you.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your roofer accident compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
Only when the amount of compensation has been agreed and paid do you need to think about our fees. Our fees are set as a minor percentage of your compensation amount, meaning that the bulk of your payment is there for you, to help you however you need following your roofer accident.
Starting A Roofer Accident Compensation Claim
The thought of making a roofer accident compensation claim can be daunting for many. It is an unfamiliar process and it can seem as if there are many hurdles to overcome. Our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. We have years of experience helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve.
If you are considering making a roofer accident compensation claim, the first step is to call us to see how we can help. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits you. If you are calling from a landline, you can call free on 0800 567 7074. If you prefer to use your mobile, you can contact us on 0121 565 4317, which is included in many people’s free minutes. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
We Help Our Clients From Start To Finish
During our conversation, we will ensure that we fully understand the details of your roofer accident. This includes the circumstances surrounding your roofer accident, who you believe was to blame, the full extent of your injuries and the impact that these injuries have had on your life. Once we have the full picture, we are able to give you the best possible advice and guide you through the next steps of the claims process.
How Long Do Roofer Accident Compensation Claims Take?
Roofer accident compensation claims can differ dramatically in terms of how long they take to resolve. Despite this, we understand that you need your case resolved as quickly as possible. Resolving your case allows you to move on from your roofer accident, with the financial support you need behind you.
Some cases are able to be resolved extremely quickly, with the fastest taking just a few weeks. These cases tend to involve more minor injuries, as the sums of money involved are significantly smaller and there is little to be gained by the other party arguing to push the costs down. Such injuries also lead to simpler cases, with less need for medical evidence or disputes over the exact causes of the injury. The fastest cases are always those in which the other party accepts liability, as proving who was to blame for your roofer accident can add significantly to the time your claim takes to resolve.
If your roofer accident claim involves a very serious injury or if it is not completely clear exactly who was responsible for your roofer accident, your case is likely to be much more complicated and may take significantly longer to be resolved. If your claim cannot be settled out of court, it will take even longer.
Does My Roofer Accident Need To Be Recorded In The Accident Book?
All workplaces must have an accident book and all accidents, injuries and near misses must be reported in it. This accident book is there to provide a record of the health and safety events and practices within the company, and can be used as evidence in your roofer accident compensation case. It is important that any accidents are reported promptly, to ensure that events are remembered clearly and accurately.
Accidents are sometimes not recorded in the accident book. This is often because the person who was responsible for making sure that the incident was recorded is busy looking after the person who has been injured. In less benign cases, an employer may attempt to protect themselves from liability by not recording an accident or injury in the accident book, hoping to later deny that it happened.
Writing Your Roof Accident Claim In The Accident Book
The accident book is a useful piece of evidence when making your roofer accident compensation claim, but it is not the only way to prove what happened and you are still able to make a claim if your accident or injury was not recorded. Our roofer accident specialists have years of experience in finding alternative types of evidence to support your account of what happened and in making a compelling argument to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you realise that your employer has not recorded your roofer accident in the accident book, we recommend that you email either your manager or the HR department, asking that your roofer accident be recorded. This will provide you with a record of what happened and can be used as evidence if your employer is deliberately not recording your roofer accident.
Can I Make A Roofer Accident Claim?
Many people who have suffered a roofer accident, just like you, are not sure whether they are entitled to claim for compensation. Making a roofer accident compensation claim is easy, and if the following requirements are fulfilled, you are entitled to compensation for what has happened to you.
The first thing is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of your roofer accident. If you have not sustained some kind of injury, whether physical or mental, you are not able to make a claim. Although near misses can be alarming, you are not able to make a roofer accident compensation claim if the accident or injury was avoided, no matter how narrowly.
Someone Else Has To Be At Fault To Make A Claim
It is also necessary for someone else to have to been to blame for your roofer accident, for you to be able to make a compensation claim. This person or organisation does not have to have been the immediate or direct cause of what happened, but they do need to have been in some way responsible for your welfare and making sure that you are not put at risk. For accidents or injuries that occur at work, it is very easy to fulfil this criteria, as your employer has a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety.
It is also necessary that the other person could reasonably be expected to have anticipated what happened to you. This is not the same as saying that they must have seen it coming or that they knew that this would happen to you. Just that they must have been able to predict it, if they had put sufficient effort into thinking about health and safety matters.
The final thing to think about is whether the person responsible for your welfare put sufficient measures in place to protect you. Even if some steps were taken, you are still able to claim if these were not adequate for the circumstances you found yourself in.
Contact Our Roof Accident Claims Team Today
If you were the victim of a roofer accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our expert team of roofer accident specialists on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.