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Last week a construction worker was critically injured when a piece of concrete fell on his head in a construction accident, the New York Daily News reported. The 26-year-old man was clearing away loose concrete in a Brooklyn subway station. According to the New York Daily News, the concrete slab also hit another worker in the arm. Both men work for Fox Industries.
The cause of the accident is still unknown. “Despite all the safety regulations, it is still all too common for accidents to happen on construction sites,” said David Perecman, a workers’ compensation lawyer in New York for over 30 years. Construction workers across New York are constantly at risk for injury. Even at a carefully supervised construction site, it is possible for a construction worker to be injured in a New York construction accident. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report “Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities in Construction” (published in 2006), 401,000 construction workers suffered nonfatal injuries and illnesses in 2004. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training’s report “Lifetime Risk of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses among Construction Workers” (2011), a construction worker has a 1 in 200 chance of dying from a work-related injury over a 45-year career.
The worker has a 75% or greater likelihood of lost-time injuries over the same period of time if he or she is not killed at work. A worker injured in a construction accident may suffer lost wages, high medical bills and, possibly, permanent disability. “Construction work comes with considerable risk, but there are laws in place that may help protect injured employees financially,” said Perecman, a workers’ compensation lawyer in New York and founder of The Perecman Firm. Workers’ compensation provides injured employees with the money they will need during their recovery time.
Regardless of the New York workplace accident circumstances, it is important for an employee, injured in the workplace, to consult a workers’ compensation lawyer in New York. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in New York can explain how to get deserved compensation and, as importantly, help an injured individual determine if it is advisable to bring suit against the parties who are liable Perecman and his team of workers compensation lawyers at New York’s The Perecman Firm have helped many individuals pursue a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers compensation lawyers at The Perecman Firm also provide representation to people who whose workers’ compensation claim has been denied. Workers’ compensation lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll an injury can take. They are committed to using their experience, skills, and resources to help injured employees recover workers’ compensation benefits in New York. About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC: For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury accident, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including elevator and escalator 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, 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 “Lawyer Advertising”
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