New York, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Hurricane Sandy battered New York with powerful winds and a historic storm surge on Sunday night. Now the city faces the challenges of getting the flooded mass transit system running, restoring electricity, and cleaning up. New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman urges workers engaged in hurricane cleanup to be aware of the hazards they might encounter and to take all precautions to stay safe.
“Work conditions change drastically after a hurricane. Workers will face all kinds of additional challenges, such as downed power lines, fallen trees, and high volumes of debris,” said Perecman.
There are a number of unusual challenges for workers involved in Sandy clean up activities, as well. For one, the hurricane force left a crane hanging off a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan. Many of the subways and tunnels of New York are underwater. Also, a facade of a four-story building in Chelsea partially collapsed, leaving the rooms exposed as if in a dollhouse, reported CNN.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), workers can expect to find safety and health hazards throughout the city. In the flood zone and out, some of the hazards include: electrical hazards, musculoskeletal injuries, heavy equipment operation, structural instability, hazardous materials, fire, falls from heights, and exhaustion from working long hours.
Personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm recommend that the cleanup work be done by workers who know what they are doing.
“Cleaning up after a storm can be very dangerous. Safety has to be the top priority for everyone involved in the cleanup effort,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman. “We want to get New York up and running again with no injuries.”
For more than 30 years, the construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have aggressively helped injured workers and-or their families obtain compensation following construction accidents in New York. 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 New York construction accident cases, including building and crane collapses. 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) 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
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."