It's true that some New York construction accidents are unavoidable, however, many accidents are the direct result of negligence or failure to comply with state, city and-or federal laws and regulations intended to maintain a safe work site.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
A 28-year-old construction worker died after falling approximately three stories to his death, reported The New York Times (5/18/2012). It was the worker’s first day on the job.
“Unfortunately, many people who are new to the job lack the experience and necessary training to stay safe,” said New York construction accident lawyer, David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s construction accident law firms.
The worker, Adrien Zamora, “appeared to have lost his footing” before falling from scaffolding in SoHo, said the NYT. Zamora was doing facade renovation work at the time of the New York scaffold fall construction accident.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most common cause of death for construction workers is falls. Over 700 construction workers died from falls on the job in the past year.
“It's true that some New York construction accidents are unavoidable, however, many accidents on construction sites are the direct result of negligence or failure to comply with state, city and-or federal laws and regulations intended to maintain a safe work site,” said New York 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.
Perecman and the New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured construction workers and families of workers who died in construction accidents. Contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer 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, civil rights violation, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled hundreds of New York construction accident cases. 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."