New York Construction Accident Lawyer Discusses Window Washer Safety After Third Scaffold Accident for Worker

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New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman from The Perecman Firm comments on window washer safety after a scaffold accident in New York. For one of the two window washers stuck on a dangerously tilted scaffold, the accident was his third.

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Hearing of a scaffold worker needing to be rescued three times is a good indication of just how dangerous the job of a window washer can be in New York.

Firefighters rescued two window washers from broken scaffolding 42 stories above the streets of Manhattan, reported The Wall Street Journal(7/11/2012). New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand it was the third time one of the workers had been saved from a suspended scaffold on the side of a building.

“Hearing of a scaffold worker needing to be rescued three times is a good indication of just how dangerous the job of a window washer can be in New York,” construction accident lawyer David Perecman said.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the stuck scaffold in the accident was hanging at a 45-degree angle. The two window washers in the scaffold accident waited 30 minutes before being rescued.

“Window washers risk their lives every day. As scaffold accidents without physical injuries show us, it is essential for the safety of window washers that their equipment be in working order and that all proper precautions taken,” said David Perecman, a New York construction accident lawyer for over 30 years.

New York's Labor Law 202 provides specific protections for window washers. This law requires building owners, contractors and others to provide a safe environment in which window washers perform their job duties, as well as other safety measures, including safety devices. New York Labor Law 240 also protects window washers and others who perform work at an elevated position.

Window washers, construction workers or pedestrians who have been injured in a scaffold accident may be entitled to compensation. The expert New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have helped many people obtain compensation following construction accidents in New York, including construction workers, pedestrians, and others who have been injured due to unsafe scaffolding in a construction zone. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

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

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