New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Offers Advice on Slip and Fall Accidents After Queens Cemetery Worker Gets Injured Falling Into Grave

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New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman offers advice on what to do following a slip and fall accident in New York. His advice augments the report of a Queens cemetery worker who broke his ankle after falling into an open grave. The New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled a number of New York slip and fall accident cases over the past 30 years.

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If an accident report is requested by the slip and fall victim, and none is provided, the slip and fall victim in New York should compile his or her own record of what happened.

Four workers at the Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens fell into a freshly dug grave. One worker was injured in the fall, reported the New York Post (2/6/2012).

According to the New York Post, Raimundo Rodriguez was cleaning the grave site when he plunged 6 feet down into the open grave.

Rodriguez broke his ankle on the hard casket, said the tabloid. His three co-workers landed on top of him.

Every year, many people are seriously injured in a slip and fall accident in New York.

Employees who are injured in a slip and fall accident at work should immediately report the slip and fall accident to the owner or the nearest person of authority, recommend New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm. An accident report should then be completed if one is available.

In New York, the slip and fall accident report should include what happened, name and contact information of witnesses and the conditions that may have caused the fall such as weather and lighting.

"If an accident report is requested by the slip and fall victim, and none is provided, the slip and fall victim in New York should compile his or her own record of what happened," advised New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, and a personal injury lawyer in New York for over 30 years.

Photos of the area where the slip and fall accident took place should also be taken, if possible.

Any physical injuries from the slip and fall accident should be checked out by a health care provider as soon as possible to help substantiate any claims.

Individuals injured in a slip and fall accident in New York, may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, hospital and medical expenses and physical disability.

To speak with an experienced New York personal injury lawyer about a slip and fall in New York, please contact the New York 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 New York slip and fall cases. 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 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 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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