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.
When job duties contribute to a neck or back condition causing early retirement, there may be worker's compensation benefits available to the injured worker. Even without an identifiable traumatic injury or reported accident, if a degenerative neck or low back condition makes it impossible to keep working there are worker's compensation benefits available to the worker, if a doctor states that the back injury or condition was caused in part by the worker's job duties over time. McCormick Law Office reviews cases of workers who have been forced to early retirement because their neck or back will not let them continue working: construction laborers, masons, electricians, drywallers, painters, plumbers, carpenters, roofers, HVAC; factory manufacturing machinists, tool and die makers, warehouse workers, maintenance; nurses and CNAs; welders, ironworkers, boilermakers, landscapers and truck drivers.