When choosing scaffolding, contractors and project managers must be sure not to put price before safety. Unsafe scaffolding can be more costly economically and emotionally if there were to be an injury or death due to the faulty scaffolding in New York.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 07, 2011
A scaffold accident in Crown Heights, Brooklyn left a worker dangling perilously. The worker was fortunate to be rescued by New York Police Department officers before the New York scaffold accident became a fatal New York scaffold accident.
Patrick James, 43, was painting the third story of an apartment building when his “makeshift scaffold” collapsed, leaving him hanging from a rope 40 feet above the sidewalk, according to the New York Daily News (12/3/2011).
From the NYDN article, New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm learned the scaffold was a “jerry-rigged contraption consisting of a couple of boards tied to the building.”
“The worker was very lucky the police were in the right place at the right time and able to rescue him immediately,” 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.
Scaffolding accidents can occur for a number of reasons, but faulty scaffolding construction is one of the more common reasons.
“When choosing scaffolding, contractors and project managers must be sure not to put price before safety. Unsafe scaffolding can be more costly both economically and emotionally if there were to be an injury or death due to the faulty scaffolding in New York,” construction accident lawyer Perecman said.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident or scaffold fall on the job, please contact the experienced New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, and personal injury accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including age and disability discrimination. 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
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