Rochester, NY Roof Fall Injury Lawyer

Roofers and other workers who perform their duties at any height above the ground are at risk of falling. When a fall from a roof does occur — even the most careful, experienced worker can get injured in a construction accident. In that event, serious injuries such as: head injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, and back injuries that can prevent them from working at their chosen trade ever again.

Knowledgeable, Trial-Proven Representation in Roof Fall Cases

At Kammholz Law, we have experience handling construction and roof accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of negligence at a construction project, you can be confident that we know the steps to take to get you compensation and are knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to help people just like you.

You may Have a Right to Compensation in Addition to Workers’ Compensation?

The state of New York has very strong, specific laws covering the duties of employers, building owners and contractors to help ensure worker safety when on a roof.

All too often, the injured worker and their families believe that applying for Workers’ Compensation benefits is the only recourse available to address damages that can be lifelong and far-reaching. However, you may be able to pursue Workers’ Compensation benefits and a “third-party” personal injury claim against an entity other than your employer in order to obtain maximum compensation. These claims are not against the injured worker’s employer, but against another entity such as the general contractor, the owner of the building/property or another party that may have been responsible for the accident.

Falls From a Roof are Often Caused by Site Owner or Contractor Negligence

When you choose Kammholz Law, we are deeply familiar with New York construction safety laws and how they are breached, including situations in which:

  • Workers are not provided safety lines, required roof anchors or lanyards and other critical equipment in good working order
  • Unsafe working practices, such as riding in “buggies” designed for moving materials rather than people, are allowed on the work site
  • Other corners are cut to save money or rush a roof job toward completion, ultimately resulting in a life-changing injury or wrongful death

Statute of Limitations on a Roof Fall Accident Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on who the negligent party is. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as a roof fall accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.

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