Promptly reported work injuries may also motivate an employer to more quickly rectify safety issues and prevent a similar injury from happening to another person.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
A mechanic at Kennedy airport lost a finger when he fell into a baggage belt, said the New York Daily News (7/16/2012). David Perecman and other personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm are now questioning what safety measures are in place for airport employees like Berto Duran.
The 56-year-old mechanic, Duran, was about to service a baggage reclaim carousel when he tripped and fell onto the belt. The worker completely severed his left index finger in the workplace accident, the New York Daily News said.
“Accidents and injuries at work should be reported as soon as possible,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm. “Workers injured in an accident at work are likely entitled to workers compensation, whether their injury is due to faulty machinery or wanton violation of minimum safety standards."
In New York, personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand compensation may cover medical bills and lost wages as well as pain, suffering and disability.
“Promptly reported work injuries may also motivate an employer to more quickly rectify safety issues and prevent a similar injury from happening to another person,” added David Perecman, a personal injury lawyer in New York who has represented victims of work related injuries and many other kinds of personal injury accidents in New York for over 30 years.
The personal injury attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have helped many people obtain compensation following workplace accidents. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York accident cases including slip and fall 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
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."