In less than a week, construction workers experienced two different types of construction accidents on one work site. Thankfully, neither was fatal. These incidents underscore the dangerous nature of construction in New York.
New York, New York (PRWEB) July 04, 2012
Within two days of the celebratory topping off ceremony of 4 World Trade Center, there were two separate construction accidents on the site.
“In less than a week, construction workers experienced two different types of construction accidents on one work site. Thankfully, neither was fatal. It is important for every construction worker and employer to take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries and fatalities from occurring in New York,” construction accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s construction accident law firms, said.
In one construction accident, a construction worker on the WTC site tripped and fell four feet. He landed on a section of steel rod he was carrying in his apron pocket and was impaled. The construction accident was reported by the Wall Street Journal(6/27/2012).
As New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, the injury was not life threatening.
One day after the New York construction accident involving the worker, a crane lifting a beam tilted and shattered glass on the 45th floor, said the WSJ. The sidewalk below reportedly was protected by a construction shed and the falling glass caused no injuries.
“These incidents underscore the dangerous nature of construction in New York,” said construction accident lawyer Perecman, chairman of the Labor Law committee for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and lecturer on construction accident law.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crane accident or other serious New York construction accident, 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 personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York accident cases including scaffold accidents. 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."