New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on UES Scaffold Collapse Close Call

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New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on an Upper East Side scaffold collapse that came close to seriously injuring a 4 year old girl. The New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of construction accident cases over the past 30 years.

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A scaffold collapse in New York doesn’t only put construction workers at risk.

A scaffold collapsed on a 4-year-old girl on her way to an Upper East Side school. She was hit by a wood plank, but escaped the New York scaffold collapse with only minor injuries, reported the New York Post (1/25/2012).

“The undeniable lesson New Yorkers can take away from this incident is that a scaffold collapse in New York doesn’t only put construction workers at risk,” said New York construction accident lawyer Perecman.

According to the New York Post, construction workers were removing scaffolding in front of a building on 75th Street when the wood fell and hit the child, knocking her to the ground.

Following the construction accident, the New York girl visited a doctor and was found to have only a bruise on her shoulder, the New York Post reported.

“Most scaffold accidents in New York can be completely avoided through effective safety measures, including training and prevention,” said construction accident lawyer Perecman, the former head New York construction accident lawyer for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and a lecturer on construction accident law.

In a Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) study, 72% of construction workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object.

“Builders have paid significant penalties for failing to ensure that pedestrians are safe while walking under scaffolds in New York,” construction accident lawyer Perecman, said. “Scaffolding is meant to protect pedestrians from falling objects. Not fall on them.”

The expert New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have helped many people obtain compensation following New York construction accidents, including construction workers, pedestrians, and others who have been injured due to unsafe scaffolding or falling objects in a construction zone.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident or scaffold accident, please contact the 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****.

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

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