It was the responsibility of the employer to notify Stein and other underage or untrained and unlicensed employees that they cannot operate a forklift.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 28, 2011
A teenager was critically injured in a forklift accident at a Brooklyn armory, reported the New York Post (12/19/2011).
Yanky Stein, 17, lost control of the forklift he was driving and smashed his head into a beam on the ceiling, according to the New York Post.
New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm predict Stein’s employer will be in trouble with The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA specifically says, “it is a violation of Federal law for anyone under 18 years of age to operate a forklift or for anyone over 18 years of age to operate a forklift who is not properly trained and certified to do so.”
“It was the responsibility of the employer to notify Stein and other underage or untrained and unlicensed employees that they cannot operate a forklift,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm and one of New York’s top personal injury lawyers*.
If an operator has not been adequately trained and evaluated according to OSHA guidelines, New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand the employer can be found negligent.
Stein was helping to dismantle a stage following an evening celebration of the 67th anniversary of Satmar Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum’s escape from Hungary during the Nazi occupation, said The Wall Street Journal (12/19/2011).
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York forklift accident or personal injury accident, please contact the experienced personal injury 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 personal injury, 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 constructionaccident, 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.
- New York magazine, New York Area’s Top Attorneys 2011
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
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