Construction companies must take the necessary precautions to protect workers.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 09, 2011
A hit-and-run accident killed a construction worker at a construction site in Fort Salonga, New York last week.
Victor Schultz and a co-worker were loading a milling machine onto a trailer at the time of the New York construction accident. They were on the side of the road when Schultz was struck by the vehicle, according to CBS New York.
The road was not lit with special construction lighting at the time of the construction site accident, reported CBS New York.
“The need for safety is paramount on any construction site, however, given the increased risk factors of the roadway, accident prevention is even more critical,” said New York construction accident lawyer Perecman. “Many traffic construction accidents in New York could be avoided.”
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports 545 workers killed after being struck by vehicles in 2009-2010.
New York construction accident lawyers understand that New York State laws require jobsite owners and contractors, and their agents, to provide a safe workplace for construction workers.
“Construction companies must take the necessary precautions to protect workers. If they do not, the construction worker’s family may have a claim against those who were responsible for construction site safety in addition to a claim against the driver who hit their loved one,” said David Perecman, the former head New York construction accident lawyer for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and a lecturer on construction accident law
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 cases including scaffolding accidents and ladder falls. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition 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 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, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a
$40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout