Companies required to compensate victims or their loved ones for losses linked to workplace injuries are often less likely to let those accidents be repeated.
New York, New York (PRWEB) February 04, 2015
On January 28, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) honored astronauts “who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery” with a special day of remembrance. The day was the 29th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle explosion, said the press release from NASA.
NASA officials conducted ceremonies at a couple of different sites around the country during the event. At the ceremonies and online, tribute was paid to the three crewmembers killed in the Apollo 1 fire in 1967, the seven astronauts lost when Challenger exploded in 1986 and the seven crewmembers who died when the shuttle Columbia broke apart while it was re-entering the Earth's atmosphere in 2003.
In all cases, the fatal accidents led to major design and engineering changes within the space program. After each accident, there was a lengthy pause in space mission operations. NASA is to be commended for its ongoing mission to improve safety.
Spaceflight is dangerous and it is important to learn from past tragedies as space travel moves into its next era. “The ability to learn from mistakes has long been recognized as an effective way to prevent future accidents,” said Attorney at Law David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.
NASA is an example of an organization that takes proactive approach to improving safety. In less positive cases, filing a lawsuit appears to be the only way to hold some companies accountable for injuries suffered by their employees.
“Companies required to compensate victims or their loved ones for losses linked to workplace injuries are often less likely to let those accidents be repeated,” said Perecman.
For more than 30 years, the lawyers at The Perecman Firm in New York have aggressively helped individuals or their loved ones who have been injured in accidents in the workplace. 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, personal injury, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of personal injury cases. 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 2007-2014. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for the years 2011-2015.
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