New York, New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
A trench collapsed at a Staten Island construction site and killed a 29-year-old worker, reported The New York Times (6/21/2012).
The worker was helping to replace a pipe in a six foot deep trench outside a shopping plaza. The sides gave way and buried him when was inside the trench, said The New York Times.
“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and New York State Law set safety standards for the construction and maintenance of construction site trenches. A failure to comply with these standards can too easily cause a trench collapse accident in New York,” said 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.
In this case, a preliminary investigation of the New York construction accident indicated that the trench lacked necessary wood bracing, said a spokeswoman for the Buildings Department in The New York Times.
“Trench collapses are among the most feared hazards in the construction industry,” New York construction accident lawyer Perecman said.
In New York, say construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, victims who suffer serious injury or accidental death because of a trench collapse or unsafe trenching practices on a worksite almost always have a right to file a New York lawsuit against the negligent parties and companies involved.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a trench collapse or other serious New York construction accident, contact the New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm at 718-WORKERS.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York accident cases including scaffold 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."