Working on a roof carries many risks and the potential for catastrophic injury should a worker fall to the ground from such a significant height.
Performing work on a roof can present situations where balance can be unstable due to roof pitch, debris on the roof, unstable structures and inclement weather. These hazards are exactly why New York law requires that workers be provided with adequate fall protection.
Common Problems of Ceiling Falls
Common problems for which a claim involving falls from a roof may be made include slippery conditions, inadequate guardrails, lack of netting and the lack of an adequate harness and lifeline. These are some examples of failures in which an injured worker can make a claim for fair compensation for his or her injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call Gorayeb & Associates at 646-846-9432 for a free consultation.