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by Jeff Rasansky - October 25, 2016
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience.

If you’re a Dallas roofer whose been injured on the job, call Rasansky Law Firm for a free consultation at 1-877-405-4313.

Work injuries that occur in Dallas-Fort Worth can be complicated since Texas does not require employers to subscribe to workers’ compensation insurance. We can explain the options available to you, and we never take a fee unless we win your case.

Dallas Roofing Injury Attorney

Roofing Accidents & Injuries in Dallas-Fort Worth

Due to the nature of the job, roofers have an increased risk of serious injury should something go wrong on the job site. Nearly all labor-intensive jobs include a certain amount of risk (some more than others), but that does not negate an employer’s responsibility to keep you safe from preventable harm.

Roofers often become injured due to falls from height. Many times, fall injuries which should have been prevented occur due to an employer’s failure to properly train employees, a supervisor’s failure to ensure that proper safety measures are being followed, or due to defective equipment. These injuries can be quite debilitating, often resulting in paralysis or even death.

Workers’ compensation.

Everyone’s heard of workers’ compensation, but not everyone understands what it really is, or what it actually does. If your employer subscribes to a state-approved workers’ comp insurance program, you may be forced to file a WC claim in order to recover any compensation (and not anywhere close to your actual losses). On the other hand, if your employer does not subscribe to workers’ comp, we may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf in order to recover 100% of your lost wages, medical bills, lost future earning capacity, and compensation for pain and suffering. Of course we can verify your employer’s WC status free of charge, and let you know exactly what options are available to you over the phone.

Another complication that can be problematic in Texas is the classification of the worker. Were you working as a contractor or an employee? This classification will determine how the case will be handled, and the legal options available to you.

Injuries can be extremely serious.

Back problems are very common in the roofing industry due to the strain that roofers experience during the course of their work day. Roofers also work with a variety of power equipment that can lead to serious accidents including broken bones, amputations, and puncture wounds.

Nearly one-fifth of all work-related deaths in the private industry are in the construction industry. The majority of those wrongful deaths fell into the construction industry’s “fatal four” categories: falls, electrocution, burns, and falling debris.

  • Falls are the number-one source of danger for not just the roofing industry, but the construction industry in general. Out of all the construction site fatalities, 35 percent resulted from falls.
  • Electrocution is another risk for roofers since they work close to power lines that are attached to homes. This requires them to be extremely careful in order to avoid electrocution.
  • Burns are common due to the fact that roofers use tar to secure shingles and open flames to eliminate material that is already on the roof. Both of these actions have the potential to cause serious burns and scalds.
  • Falling debris also creates a hazard for roofers. Because materials and equipment need to be carried to the roof level, any unsecured objects have the potential to fall and hit those on the ground below.

We can help your family.

If you’ve been seriously injured in a Dallas roofing accident, you have more-important things to worry about than filing claims, building a case, and fighting the insurance company. This is why our law firm exists; to help people who’ve been seriously injured recover the money they’re owed. We’ve been helping victims for over 20 years, and we’re confident in our ability to represent you. In fact, we never charge you a penny unless we actually win your case or secure you a fair settlement.

Speak With a Dallas Work Accident Lawyer For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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