New York, New York (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
Three people were injured in an electrical explosion at the midtown Manhattan New York Hilton, reported the New York Daily News (6/13/2012).
“Any work that’s done with or around electricity can be dangerous. Surprising to many, only a small quantity of electrical energy is needed to cause serious injury or death,” said New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman, chairman of the Labor Law committee for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and lecturer on construction accident law.
Two of the people hurt in the blast were workers. They were working on an electrical panel in the basement of the hotel at the time of the construction accident, The New York Daily News said.
One man suffered a head injury. The other was treated for minor burns to his hands, reported the tabloid.
A woman who was trapped in the elevator when the power cut off was treated for hyperventilation. There were no other injuries in the construction accident, the New York tabloid said.
As construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, New York State and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) have many rules aimed at keeping New York construction workers safe.
“If a worker gets hurt because he or she lacked adequate safety equipment or was not provided with the proper tools, the worker in New York will recover compensation for damages from the construction accident,” New York construction accident lawyer Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York's construction accident law firms, said.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York construction accident cases including scaffold accidents and crane accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."