Roofer workers comp job duties causation in Wisconsin is due to work injuries from a traumatic accident or from roofer job duties over time. The four types of roofers in Wisconsin include shinglers, who primarily install shingles, shakes, tiles, and other nail-on products on roofs; metal roofers, who focus on metal panels; single-ply or “flat” roofers, who focus on roofs such as single-ply or foam roofs; and “hot” roofers, who work using tar-based products usually on flat roofs. All of these roofers get hurt at work with work-related low back or neck injuries. Roofers then need lumbar fusion surgery or cervical discectomy surgery which should be covered by workers compensation.
Roofer job duties causing low back injuries include: applying layers of hot asphalt or tar and roofing paper to roofs; setting up scaffolding; remove snow, water, or debris from roofs prior to applying roofing materials; hauling roofing materials up to the roof; cementing or nailing flashing strips of metal or shingle over joints; installing, repairing, or replacing single-ply roofing systems, using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric, or other asphaltic compositions; cuttting felt, shingles, or strips of flashing to fit angles formed by walls, vents, or intersecting roof surfaces; installing vapor barriers or layers of insulation on flat roofs; spraying roofs, sidings, or walls to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures, using spray guns, air compressors, or heaters; cutting roofing paper to size using knives; and nail or staple roofing paper to roofs in overlapping strips to form bases for other materials; covering exposed nailheads with roofing cement or caulking to prevent water leakage or rust; installing partially overlapping layers of material over roof insulation surfaces, using chalk lines, gauges on shingling hatchets, or lines on shingles; waterproof or damp-proof walls, floors, roofs, foundations, or basements by painting or spraying surfaces with waterproof coatings or by attaching waterproofing membranes to surfaces; mopping or pouring hot asphalt or tar onto roof bases; covering roofs or exterior walls of structures with slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, gravel, gypsum, or related materials, using brushes, knives, punches, hammers, or other tools; install attic ventilation systems, such as turbine vents, gable or ridge vents, or conventional or solar-powered exhaust fans; install skylights on roofs to increase natural light inside structures or to reduce energy costs; apply gravel or pebbles over top layers of flat roofs, using rakes or stiff-bristled brooms.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin McCormick Law Office attorneys get the best results for roofer in workers comp causation cases when we can show how the roofer’s job duties caused the low back fusion surgery or other lumbar disc injury treatment. Permanent worker’s compensation disability benefits for roofers are available in Wisconsin.