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The most important thing would to review its structual integrity. This can be accomplished by removing some of the soffit panels and taking a peak inside. It could be a a rafter tail is comprimised or broken. Therefore, it would need to be fixed by lifting and sistering. (placing dimensional lumber beside the rafter tail and fastening together). Another fix would be to install a column to support the roof. Installing the column would require a stable footing below, (a concrete pad) and lifting the roof to the proper slope and affixing the colum to the sub-fascia board on the eave. The column method would provide the best support over time and combat heavy snow loads, however a "post" would be in the walk path most likely.
Generally, if there is not a work comp policy in place, you can indeed sue the homeowner. In fact your insurance company might choose to do so, with or without your cooperation! Likewise, if anyone up the chain of command has a work comp policy, that policy could be liable. If you work for a sub who doesn't have work comp, but the general contractor does, then their work comp is probably liable.
So... HOMEOWNERS! This is why it is so important for you to be sure that you hire a contractor who carries a work comp policy. And better yet, that contractor should ensure that it's subcontractors also carry a work comp policy. Otherwise, YOU can be sued by an employee, a subcontractor, the general contractor, or the health insurance company or other insurance company of anyone injured! Good luck on this.
One of my staff made this video to illustrate the situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9-DXPigSXA
Safe Step Walk in Tubs located out of Burnsville, MN has GREAT tubs, and awesome staff. You'll get scheduled for an estimate, where they check out the area, to make sure they can do the job, as far as your plumbing goes, etc. Once you've got that and decide you want to go through with the project, they get everything all set up as far as the permit, and financing, if needed, then they're ready to schedule your install. Depending on your financing needs the jobs can be done fairly quick, within a month to 3 months, and your tub isn't just sitting in a warehouse with a bunch of others! They're custom made, and once you choose your options, they then make the tubs and it gets shipped to the warehouse, to then be brought to your home for installation. They service areas all around the United States, so check them out on BBB, great company!
It depends. Your contractor has to get the permiting office's approval and if your space doesn't meet code, he/she must request a variance. Permiting can take a few hours, days and sometimes weeks...it depends on the local code compliance office in your locale. An inspection may be done 2-3 times during your project and how fast that happens depends on how many inspectors your locale has.
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