If I Fall From The Roof In A Construction Accident, Am I The Only One At Fault?
Even if no one was negligent in the accident, you may still be entitled to recover compensation. Get more information on how to recover compensation after a construction accident in California by scheduling a free consultation with San Diego construction accident attorney.
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If I Fall From The Roof In A Construction Accident, Am I The Only One At Fault?

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Construction Accident

August 3 2018

No. No. Let us repeat it one more time: NO! Just because nobody pushed from the roof during a construction accident, it does not necessarily mean that you are the only one at fault neither does it mean you would not be able to recover compensation.

Do not make the common mistake that many construction workers in California make: avoid paying for your medical expenses out of pocket without consulting with a San Diego construction accident attorney first. You may still be able to hold someone liable for your injuries.

The truth is that roof accident are usually the deadliest type of construction accidents in California, yet many construction workers tend to assume that there is absolutely nothing they can do recover damages after a construction accident as no one else was clearly negligent in causing the accident in the first place.

Even if no one was negligent in the accident, you may still be entitled to recover compensation by filing a workers’ compensation claim. In fact, our experienced construction accident attorney in San Diego from the Simpson Law Group says that depending on the circumstances in your case, you may be able to file both a workers’ comp claim and a personal injury claim against the liable party.

Who can be sued for your fall from the roof?

Multiple parties could be held liable for your construction injuries caused by falling from the roof or other height. In fact, under California law, if you can establish that someone else owed you a duty of care and that duty was breached by negligence, recklessness, or omission to act, that party may be held liable for any damages caused by the breach.

In that regard, construction accidents are no exception. In roofing accidents specifically, multiple parties could be responsible for your injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Other construction workers.
  • Property owner.
  • Property manager.
  • Project manager.
  • Supervisor.
  • Roofing company.
  • Manufacturer of the ladder or any other equipment used prior to the fall from the roof.
  • Renter or tenant.
  • Neighbor.
  • Construction company.
  • City, municipality, or district (or any other public entity).

Your legal options to recover damages after a construction accident

More often than not, an injured construction worker needs only one skilled lawyer by his/her side to establish the liable parties through a thorough investigation. Your compensation could become quite impressive if you succeed in both filing a workers’ comp claim and pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent parties.

“The more parties you can sue, the larger the settlement,” says our San Diego construction accident attorney. Contrary to the popular belief, the owner of the property where the construction is taking place can be held liable for your roofing injuries even if he or she does not know you personally and/or he/she was not even present on the property during the accident.

That is because under California law, property owners have a legal duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe manner, and any dangerous condition on the property that could cause bodily harm to others should be repaired or at least the property owner must properly warn about these conditions.

Get more information on how to recover compensation after a construction accident in California by scheduling a free consultation with our lawyers at the Simpson Law Group. Call at 619-236-9696 or complete this contact form.

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