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February 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

We’ve all heard stories of someone falling from the roof of a home. Many of those victims have needed a personal injury Dekalb County GA residents count on.  Since you seldom hear how the circumstances turn out, likely because the person on knows that the person fell, end of stories, you silently appreciate the fact that it didn’t happen to you.   When such incidents occur, your immediate option should be to seek treatment at your nearest medical facility to ensure that you do not have internal bleeding or broken bones. In the event that you are injured, time must be allowed to get well, however, you have to get to the business of figuring out how you will pay your medical bills, how you will pay your bills, if you can’t work, and do you have any legal rights.

For instance, if a property owner is aware of any condition that may potentially be dangerous for a worker they must properly inform them in advance. If you have a soft spot in the floor or infestation that affects the integrity of your roof, let a contractor know before they begin work.  A homeowner that controls the day-to-day operation of a contractor’s work is more likely to expose themselves to personal injury liability, as opposed to a homeowner that keeps their distance on a project. Exercising control often leads to more problems because the homeowner is making themselves responsible for the safety of the contractors on site. If you may a recommendation to move a scaffold or ladder to a different location and the contractor then falls – your suggestion can be used as establishment of fault. Homeowners giving instructions to workers can be interpreted as taking responsibility of the workers’ well-being on the site.

If you or someone you know has been involved been injured by falling off a roof, he/she should speak with an attorney to find out their rights.  Depending on the circumstances that only an individual trained in the law can assist you with understanding, you may be due compensation for any injuries caused, hospital bills incurred, and recoupment of loss wages.  Contact an attorney today and find out how much time you have to decide about legal action and what your legal options in a situation are where you were injured due to the negligence of someone else. Taking the time to allow a trained professional explore your rights and assist you in understanding the next stage, if any, is beneficial to you and your family.


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