Under New York's construction safety laws, the safety of workers who are exposed to gravity related risks must always be ensured.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2012
A 54-year old construction worker died after losing his balance and falling out of a third-floor window, reported the New York Daily News(5/24/2012).
He was painting near a floor-to-ceiling window in an upper East Side apartment when the construction accident fall occurred, the New York tabloid said.
In New York, falls consistently account for one of the highest number of accidents in the construction industry. According to the New York Department of Buildings, 152 construction workers were injured on the job and five others died in 2011. Approximately 41% of the construction related accidents were falls.
New York construction accident lawyers understand that the use of fall arrest systems, guardrail systems, safety nets and other safety devices can prevent many construction accident injuries and deaths from falls.
“Under New York's construction safety laws, the safety of workers who are exposed to gravity related risks must always be ensured. They must always be provided with proper protective devices in 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, said.
New York's Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 241 require that painters be provided with proper protection when doing their job.
“Fall hazards are foreseeable. They can be identified and eliminated, or exposure to them can be eliminated or controlled before they result in injuries or death,” said New York construction accident lawyer, Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s construction accident law firms. “Construction accidents can and should be prevented.”
In New York, construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured construction workers and/or their families.
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."