Roof Falls

Protect Your Right to Fair Compensation After a Roof Fall Injury

Construction workers and industrial site workers frequently work in dangerous conditions on a regular basis. Construction workers are accustomed to using power tools, performing a lot of heavy lifting and working at great heights. When a construction worker suffers serious injury due to a fall off a roof, he or she is entitled to compensation for economic losses.

Compensation after roof falls may come from the workers' compensation system. However, additional compensation may come from other sources when roof falls are caused by faulty equipment, defective safety holds, or carelessness by other people on the site.

Dedicated to Negotiating Full Compensation in New Jersey Construction Site Accident Cases

At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, P.A., we regularly represent workers injured after a fall off a roof on a construction site. When roof falls prove fatal, we offer compassionate and no-nonsense legal representation to family members in wrongful death claims. Trial lawyer Michael P. Burakoff has devoted more than 35 years to pursuing justice on behalf of injury victims. He has won significant victories against some of the country's largest insurance companies.

We have offices in Morristown, West New York and Newton. Contact us for a free consultation if you need legal advice following a construction site accident involving a fall off a roof or ladder.

Determining Legal Responsibility After Ladder and Roof Falls

Commercial and residential construction sites are busy places — with multiple contractors and suppliers coming and going throughout the project. In the traumatic aftermath of a bad roof fall, it may be difficult to determine which persons or companies helped cause the accident. As a veteran workplace injuries attorney, Mr. Burakoff knows how to find answers to such key questions as:

  • Were safety harnesses and safety ropes being used?
  • Were any guard rails in place?
  • Was the roof or ladder safe for a worker to be on it?
  • Was the ladder or scaffolding equipment properly manufactured and inspected?
  • Did the homeowner or project manager know of any structural weaknesses that could have contributed to the fall?

If you are an injured worker or the family member of an injured construction site worker, contact us to schedule an appointment for a complimentary initial consultation at one of our convenient office locations.