New York, New York (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Over a week ago, a breakdown in contract negotiations led to Consolidated Edison’s first New York labor lockout in decades. While the contract dispute is being resolved, the utility replaced the union workers in the field with managers in New York. As construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm believe, this decision to replace workers with managers may have resulted in construction accidents injuries.
According to the New York Daily News (7/4/2012), approximately 5000 managers and retired supervisors were attempting to fill in for 8500 locked out workers. Two of those managers were injured on the job in the first week of the lockout.
“Employment during Con Edison negotiations between union and management appear to be illustrating the importance of experience and job safety training,” said New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s construction accident law firms.
In one workplace accident, a New York Con Edison manager filling in for a union worker was injured in an Upper West Side manhole explosion. (7/4/2012) The man suffered facial burns, according to the New York Daily News.
In the other New York workplace accident, a Con Edison manager filling in for a union worker was burned in a substation fire in Bensonhurst, said the New York Daily News.
As New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, working with electricity and gas can be a highly dangerous job.
“Employees' health and safety must be put first when high voltage electrical work or other hazardous work is being performed,” said New York construction accident lawyer Perecman. "In fact, employee safety should always be put first, no matter the job and no matter whether the worker is a manager or an apprentice."
The experienced construction accident lawyers at New York’s The Perecman Firm help those who have suffered construction injuries in New York. Contact the New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com, 212-977-7033 or 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 workplace electricity 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."