While saving money is a commonly cited reason for making changes, it is important to remember that New York is a city and safety should always be a top priority.
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
The continuing battle over efforts to modify the licensing requirements of big crane operators is of great concern to New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm.
At odds are the real estate industry and the union representing crane operators, said The New York Times (4/12/2012). The battle is especially poignant following the recent and fatal crane accident at the No. 7 train construction site.
“While saving money is a commonly cited reason for making changes, it is important to remember that New York is a city and safety should always be a top priority,” said New York construction accident lawyer 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.
According to The New York Times, the real estate industry is supporting a national exam that will allow crane operators from other cities to operate big cranes in New York. The city is backing this.
Operating Engineers Local 14, the union that represents crane operators, opposes the changes in New York and a number of construction accident lawyers agree with them.
According to union officials, New York’s dense urban environment demands crane operators with local experience and city-administered testing. They say that passing a national exam would not ensure a crane operator has the expertise to navigate the uniquely dense cityscape of New York City. The city currently requires operators to pass a local exam and run cranes as apprentices under a New York City-licensed crane operator.
Given the number of crane accidents in New York and the complexity of working in the city, New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm believe in safety-first.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident or crane 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 civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York construction accident cases including scaffold accidents and crane 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."