One of the types of accidents in which the worker is usually at greater risk of suffering serious injuries is a roof fall accident. Do you know what to do if you are injured in this type of accident? In this article we tell you everything you should do.
According to data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, also known by the acronym BLS in English, in 2017 a total of 887 deaths of workers related accidents by falling roofs were recorded in the United States, so it is located as the leading cause death in construction.
For this reason, it is important that every worker knows very well how to act at the time of suffering a fall accident of this type, in order to receive the benefits that correspond to him as a victim and achieve recovery in the shortest possible time.
If you suffered an accident due to roof falls, do not hesitate to contact Conexión Legal at 1800 201 1220, or through our WhatsApp. This way, you will receive the free legal advice you need, having the opportunity to contact the best lawyers to defend your case.
What are my rights when I suffer a roof fall accident?
Like any other type of accident that occurs in construction, you have the right to receive workers’ compensation for the injuries you have suffered. This compensation will allow you to cover every expense arising from the accident, such as the following:
- Medical care.
- X-ray studies.
- Prescription drugs.
- Ambulance transportation.
- Permanent or temporary disability expenses.
- Lost wages.
Each of these services can require large expenses, which is why they are often a major concern for victims of roof fall accidents. With the help of an accident attorney, you will be able to receive your compensation without hassle, with the opportunity to cover any necessary expenses.
What should I do to receive my roof fall accident compensation?
In order for you to be assured of receiving the benefits you deserve as a victim of a roof fall accident, it is important that you follow the proper process after the incident has occurred.
The steps you should take to ensure that your rights are respected at all times are as follows.
1.Seek Medical Attention
When you suffer a roof fall accident, the first thing you should be concerned about is your health. If it is within your means, seek immediate medical attention so that your injuries can be attended to by a specialized professional.
Remember that a doctor’s report of your injuries can be important evidence when filing a workers’ compensation claim in case there are problems with the delivery of your benefits.
2.Tell your employer about the accident.
In order to begin the process of filing your workers’ compensation claim, it is important that you inform your employer about the accident, as he or she will be the one to contact the insurance company that will provide your compensation.
Remember that your employer cannot retaliate against you for a work accident. Many times the worker avoids informing his employer about the injuries, for fear of being penalized. Keep in mind that you have every right to receive your workers’ compensation and it is illegal for your employer to retaliate.
3.Gather as much evidence as possible.
Although most of the time the approval process for your workers’ compensation goes smoothly, there are times when there may be obstacles in the process, either from the employer or the insurer.
When this happens, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim, and it is important that you have as much evidence as possible about the accident you suffered.
At the time of the accident, be sure to take photographs of the site and your injuries. If you are unable to do so, ask someone else to do so. In addition, videos from security cameras and testimony from people who witnessed the accident are also important.
4.Contact Conexión Legal for advice
In order for you to receive the benefits you deserve for the injuries you have suffered, it is important that you have the advice of a good accident attorney who can guide you through the proper legal process if there are problems with your workers’ compensation.
At Conexión Legal we can provide you with a free consultation, so that you can know your rights and have the opportunity to get the best roof fall accident lawyers who will provide you with the defense you need.
Contact our team now and receive free attention in your language.
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