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New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Reflects on the Dangerous Work Environment for Ironworkers as Union Recruits Apprentices

Union officials handed out applications for 50 recently-opened ironworkers apprenticeship positions, reported the New York Daily News (5/2/2012).

All 500 applications were handed out in approximately three hours, union officials told the New York Daily News.

Hundreds of job seekers had camped out in front of Metallic Lathers Local 46 in Woodside, Queens for their chance to apply. The first person in line had arrived a week before the applications were handed out, reported the NYDN.

Local Union 46 represents metallic lathers and reinforcing ironworkers.

“Standing in line was the easy part of the job,” said New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman, a construction accident lawyer in New York for over 30 years. “Employment as a steelworker is inherently dangerous. Accidents on New York construction sites can result in serious New York construction site injuries, and even fatalities.”

As New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, ironworkers perform physically demanding and dangerous work. Their job often requires them to work high above the ground, risking falls that may leave them with catastrophic New York construction-related injuries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ironworkers have one of the highest rates of job related injuries of all occupations.

“Falls are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths in the construction industry,” added New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman, the former head New York construction accident lawyer for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a lecturer on construction accident law.

Perecman and the New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured construction workers and families of workers who died in construction accidents. Contact the New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm at

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, civil rights violation, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled hundreds of New York construction 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 (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
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