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The roofing industry employs roofers that build new roofs and repair damage from storm damage. The derecho, which impacted Linn County on August 10, 2020, damaged thousands of roofs in Cedar Rapids. This work is physically demanding and performed at elevated heights..
Roofing contractors and their employees generally work with several different types of roof materials. While composition shingles are common in roof construction, there are many other types of roofing materials. Roofers may install or repair metal, tiled, wood shake, slate, and asphalt roofs. Although the materials may change, all roofing jobs will require a certain amount of lifting, climbing, and bending to get the job done.
Back, neck, hip, and shoulder problems are among the most common injuries from the lifting and bending that is required when working as a roofer. In addition, many roofers work with nail guns and other power equipment that can cause a variety of serious accidents, including punctures, bone fractures and even amputations.
If you or a family member was injured while working as a roofer, you are likely entitled to workers compensation benefits. In Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Mark is among the most experienced lawyers you can enlist to help achieve that. To schedule a free initial consultation call 319-366-7888 or contact my office online.