The attorneys and staff at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., are privileged to have the opportunity to recognize the hard work, sacrifices, and bravery of construction workers in New York City and across the country during Construction Appreciation Week.
Taking place September 18-22, 2023, the commemoration’s goal is to celebrate and acknowledge the “more than 11 million hardworking men and women in the industry who contribute to the development of our infrastructure, facilities, products, and services,” according to the event’s website.
“As attorneys who represent injured NYC construction workers every day in our legal practice, we see firsthand how much people in the building industry risk at work while literally building our city,” said David Perecman, Esq, founder of The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. “Construction Appreciation Week allows us and everyone in the nation to acknowledge the courageous efforts of construction workers and thank them for their many contributions.”
Everyone can participate in Construction Appreciation Week to let construction workers know we appreciate what they do. Here are some suggestions from the OSHA Training University:
- Express your appreciation on social media and use hashtags like #ThanksForBuilding and #ConstructionAppreciationWeek
- Take a moment to say “thank you” to someone you know in the construction industry
- Discuss the positive impact construction and construction workers have on your life
Taking steps to improve workplace safety for construction workers is one of the best ways our society can show construction workers genuine appreciation for their work and dedication. Construction work carries inherent risks, but employers, building owners, and other responsible parties can take significant measures to make the job site as safe as possible for workers who put their lives on the line.
Some examples of critical considerations for construction site safety include:
- Scaffold and Ladder Safety
- Fall Prevention
- Hearing and Vision Protection
- Provision of Appropriate Safety Equipment
- Consistent Worker Training
- Effective Site Management
- Safety Protocols for Toxic Substances, Dangerous Equipment, and Electrical Hazards
- Hazard Awareness, Recognition, and Reporting Standards
“Tragically, far too many construction sites have unreasonably dangerous conditions that set the stage for severe accidents that could have been avoided with appropriate preventive measures,” David Perecman said. “When something goes wrong, and a construction worker gets hurt, New York law provides strong protections for injured workers – frequently including benefits that far exceed what’s available from the workers’ compensation system.”
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact the New York City construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., for a free and confidential consultation. Our attorneys will listen to your account, review the facts of your case, and discuss your legal options. We will also calculate the full extent of your losses and help you pursue maximum compensation from all available sources.
We have a proven track record of success in construction accident cases and are committed to helping our clients recover the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.