New York, New York (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Summer means construction workers must take extra safety precautions. Already temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees in New York. Construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand that under these broiling conditions, construction workers are at a greater risk of developing a serious heat-related illness.
“Humidity combined with heat can make the weather even more dangerous for outdoor workers. It is essential for construction workers and employers to take proper precautions especially if workers are working for extended lengths of time,” New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman said. “Prevention of heat related injuries to New York construction workers is critical.”
The combination of hot weather, humidity, physical exertion and dehydration can cause potentially fatal heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand that recognizing the signs of heat exhaustion can mean the difference between life and death. Symptoms include weakness, headache, nausea, dizziness, thirst, confusion and giddiness. If a worker experiences heat exhaustion, he/she will likely faint or collapse.
The most serious heat-induced illness is heat stroke. Heat stroke is life-threatening and requires immediate emergency attention.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident, please 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 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."