Many construction injuries result from the failure to follow proper safety guidelines on a work site.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Four people, including a firefighter, were injured after a construction shed toppled over and sent debris flying onto pedestrians. CBS News (11.1.13) reported that strong wind was the likely cause of the construction accident. Lawyer David Perecman understands that the Department of Buildings issued a warning to property owners before the accident.
It was reported by CBS News that property owners were told to secure construction sites and buildings as high winds were expected to hit the area.
“Many construction injuries result from the failure to follow proper safety guidelines on a work site,” said Perecman.
The shed that collapsed was enclosing construction work at a restaurant under renovation, reported CBS News. All four people were taken to Roosevelt Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Wind can pose a substantial danger to wood and metal construction structures like sheds and scaffolds. Rain and ice can have significant effects on scaffolding and shed safety, as well. High winds can cause accidents by blowing over sheds and scaffolds, removing platforms, or blowing workers or equipment off the platforms. A scaffold platform can be made very slippery by rain and ice, increasing the risk of a slip and fall scaffold accident.
“Many construction site accidents involving scaffolds, sheds and, cranes are preventable if the correct precautionary measures are taken,” said Perecman.
Individuals who have been injured in a construction shed or scaffold accident should call a construction accident lawyer. They have the right to recover damages from negligent parties. Compensation may be recovered for medical expenses, pain and suffering, inability to work, and lost wages.
For more than 30 years, the construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have aggressively helped injured workers and-or their families obtain compensation following construction accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
The CBS News article cited is “Construction Shed Collapse Sends Debris Flying In Midtown.”
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, personal injury, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York construction accident cases, including ladder and scaffold collapse 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 and 2012-2013.
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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