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Attorney Wins A $9.36 Million Verdict For Injured Construction Worker

Attorney Wins A $9.36 Million Verdict For Injured Construction Worker

New York construction accident attorney David Perecman adds yet another impressive win to his roster by winning monetary compensation for an injured construction worker that covers, past and current medical care costs, pain and suffering, and future medical and home care needs.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – September 26, 2009. A Bronx jury awarded $9.36 Million to a construction worker who fell two stories while working on the exterior block wall of a building. The jury decided on the award after about an hour of deliberations.

The approximately one week long trial leading up to the jury verdict centered on the worker’s injuries. Justice Alan Saks had previously found that the developer and general contractors of the building, located at East Clark Place in the Bronx, were responsible for their failure to provide the workers with any fall protection as required by New York’s worker protection Law, Labor Law section 240(1).

New York construction accident attorney David Perecman produced the worker’s treating physicians as well as a radiologist, economist and life care planner, all highly qualified experts in their fields. He also introduced impressive visual aids including illustrations of the worker’s current CT scans which made Justice Nelson Roman and the jury aware of the accident’s life-altering effects on the worker’s life. The verdict covers past, present and future medical bills, pain and suffering, as well as the worker’s future needs for home care.

The accident occurred in March 2006. The worker fractured numerous bones in both of his feet and in his knee. His injuries required several surgeries. Mr. Perecman claimed he will require further surgery and his doctors testified he will eventually require a wheelchair.

The worker’s lawyer, David Perecman of The Perecman Firm, PLLC had alleged that there were no lifelines, safety harnesses, nets or other protection to prevent the worker from falling.

Construction is a hazardous occupation, ranked highest in the United States for number and rate of fatal occupational injuries, according to a 2008 report by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

By law, employers are bound to protect against the dangers inherent in construction work. This includes ensuring that safety equipment is provided and used by the construction team. New York construction accident attorneys know that under Labor Law section 240, if the equipment required by law is not provided and used, or fails, there is strict liability and the injured worker is entitled to compensation for damages caused by the violation.

Mr. Perecman is the attorney who several months ago tried the case against Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy of The Sopranos) for allegedly beating up his then fiancée.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident attorneys, personal injury, auto accident and medical malpractice attorneys at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury accidents. 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.

*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
** later settled for $3.5 million
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