New York Construction Accident Lawyer Comments on Scaffold Safety After Four-Year Old Accidentally Shocked by Electrified Scaffolding

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New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman at The Perecman Firm comments on a scaffold that shocked a four-year-old girl. The scaffold accident was non-fatal.

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Electrocution on a construction site is often caused by poor safety practices and it can be deadly. Laila was very lucky.

A four-year-old girl was shocked when she touched a section of electrified scaffolding in Brooklyn. The shock was so powerful it knocked the girl off her feet, reported the New York Daily News (8/20/2012). As New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, scaffolds can pose electrocution dangers to pedestrians and workers.

“Sometimes a live electrical source touches the metal of a scaffold and people get electrocuted, or a piece of the scaffolding lacks a grounding device. Whatever the cause, the construction accident was most likely preventable,” 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.

Construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm understand that the scaffold accident occurred at the Red Hook East Houses, a New York public housing development.

According to the New York Daily News, Laila Davis’s father said the girl complained that she can’t breathe as well as she used to and has “pain in her heart” and in the arm that touched the metal scaffolding.

“Electrocution on a construction site is often caused by poor safety practices and it can be deadly. Laila was very lucky. Scaffolding safety cannot be compromised in New York,” construction accident lawyer Perecman said.

New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have helped many individuals obtain compensation following construction accidents, including construction workers, pedestrians, and others who have been injured due to unsafe construction scaffolding in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including religious discrimination and religious harassment. 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) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.

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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