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Fall from roof injures worker

On Behalf of | May 2, 2024 | Construction Accidents

Roof falls are common causes of severe injuries at construction sites in New York. These types of accidents can lead to injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries and back injuries. A construction site worker in another state recently suffered injuries following a roof fall.

How the construction site accident happened

The recent construction site accident took place at around 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. According to authorities, a construction site worker was performing work on a home’s roof in a neighborhood. All of a sudden, the worker reportedly fell from the roof.

The worker reportedly survived the worksite fall but suffered injuries. He was flown to a medical center by helicopter for treatment. How far the worker fell and the extent of his injuries were not immediately known.

How an attorney can help

A worker hurt on the job in New York may want to contact a workers’ compensation attorney. The attorney can help the individual file a workers’ compensation claim for monetary benefits right away. Benefits can help cover the loss of wages if the individual’s workplace injuries prevent him or her from returning to work for an extended period. Workers’ compensation benefits may also cover the individual’s hospital bills and ongoing medical costs, such as physical therapy expenses, stemming from the workplace accident. The attorney’s chief aim will be to help his or her client secure all of the benefits to which he or she is entitled given the circumstances surrounding his or her workplace injury.