Ensuring the health and safety of workers on a construction job needs to be the priority of any employer.
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 18, 2011
A construction accident in New York claimed the life of a worker after he lost his balance on a ladder and fell 125 feet. He was installing a safety net under the ceiling of St. Paul the Apostle Church on the Upper West Side at the time of the ladder-fall accident, according to the New York Daily News.
The man had spent the last two years restoring the church, reported the New York Post.
According to the New York Daily News, a drill the New York construction accident victim was using may have hit a live wire. New York construction accident lawyers understand there were "reports of electrical issues."
"Regardless of factors such as age, ethnicity or experience, no construction workers are immune to the dangers of ladder and scaffold falls," 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. “Ensuring the health and safety of workers on a construction job needs to be the priority of any employer.”
The City Buildings Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident.
Construction has long been one of the most dangerous occupations as measured by number of deaths.
The experienced New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have helped many individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident or ladder fall on the job.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of construction accident claims, including scaffolding accidents, crane accidents and safety equipment failure. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition 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 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, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
**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."