Scaffold accidents in New York can and must be avoided. Many scaffold related injuries can be completely avoided through effective safety measures, including training and prevention.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 27, 2011
A scaffold collapse in New York closed West 14th Street in Chelsea, according to NY1 (12/16/2011).
There were no reports of injuries as a result of the scaffold collapse, according to officials.
“It was extremely lucky no one was injured on the scaffold or on the ground,” said New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman, a construction accident lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
An investigation into the scaffold collapse was launched by the Department of Buildings, reported NY1.
A Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) study reported that 72% of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object.
“Scaffold accidents can and must be avoided. Many scaffold related injuries can be completely avoided through effective safety measures, including training and prevention,” said New York construction accident lawyer Perecman.
To avoid a scaffold collapse in New York, construction accident lawyer Perecman explained, construction workers must use appropriate scaffold construction methods, make sure they do not overload a scaffold with people or equipment, and have a “competent person” check the scaffold, as required.
“Builders have paid significant penalties for failing to ensure that both construction workers are safe while working on scaffolds and pedestrians are safe while walking under them,” 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.
The expert New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have helped many people obtain compensation following construction accidents in New York.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident or scaffold 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 scaffold accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, and construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including age and disability discrimination. 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 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, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
The Perecman Firm serves 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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