Whether the amputation is caused by work-related condition, defective machinery or lack of training, the victim may be entitled to compensation claims.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 24, 2012
A worker’s hand was mangled in a slicing machine accident in the meat section of a Harlem Costco, according to the New York Post (3/9/2012).
Fortunately, the worker’s hand was not amputated, reported the tabloid.
Amputations are among the most disabling workplace injuries, explained New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman.
According to New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, unsafe working conditions, improper machinery maintenance, improper employee training, unsafe conditions, or lack of safety guards/protective equipment can often lead to amputation injuries.
Food slicers and meat grinders are among the machinery associated with amputation hazards, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Approximately eighty percent of injuries caused by working with food slicers resulted in cuts and lacerations. One in 80 of those workplace injury claims was an amputation of a finger or thumb, according to WorkSafeBC.
“If the amputation is caused by work-related condition, defective machinery or lack of training, the victim may be entitled to compensation claims,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, a personal injury lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
A worker injured in a workplace personal injury accident in New York may suffer lost wages, high medical bills and, possibly, permanent disability.
Regardless of the New York workplace accident circumstances, it is important for an employee, injured in the workplace, to consult a New York personal injury lawyer.
For more information, 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, civil rights violation, and construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York personal injury accident 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 2007-2010. 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, 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
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."