Workers and employers who flout safety laws need a greater fear of being caught.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
Following last week’s collapse of a Brooklyn building, New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm are calling for a more rigorous system of inspections. One construction worker died and four were injured in the Brooklyn condo complex collapse
“Workers and employers who flout safety laws need a greater fear of being caught,” said New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman.
Bricolage Architecture and Design's Douglas Pulaski and Henry Radusky, the architects of the condo complex that collapsed, have a history of flouting regulations, according to the New York Daily News.
Officials said concrete is normally poured from the bottom floors up, but the contractor was working down from the third floor before the building collapse. Apparently, if workers start from the bottom, it takes longer to set up.
New York construction accident lawyers understand Pulaski and Radusky were both previously forced by the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) to surrender some privileges because of problems with other projects, reported the New York Daily News.
DOB safety inspectors now conduct inspections based mostly on complaints.
Less than two weeks before the Brooklyn construction accident, a construction worker died when a Bronx building collapsed.
New York construction accident lawyer Perecman and his team of New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured in construction accidents.
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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
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."