New York Construction Worker Injured in a 35-Foot Fall, New York Construction Accident Lawyer Comments


A Brooklyn construction worker fell between 35 and 40 feet at the construction site of the Gowanus Canal flushing tunnel.

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the construction accident and the dangers of construction work.

Thirty-nine year old Hal Kaplan fell between 35 and 40 feet off a ladder and into the pit of a hole at the construction site. At the time of the construction accident in New York, he was working on a below-ground ladder. At last report, the construction worker was in critical condition.

“Now the cause of the construction fall accident must be found, so similar construction accidents can be prevented in the future,” said David Perecman, one of the leading construction accident lawyers in New York City.

New York construction accident lawyers understand that construction job sites are one of the most dangerous places to work in the country. Construction workers who work at elevated heights are always at risk of suffering serious injuries or other construction related accidents. Even a fall from two feet can prove fatal.

According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. It is estimated that falls cause approximately 30% of all construction accident deaths and injuries.

In 2010, New York construction accident lawyer Perecman secured the 4th largest New York workplace accident verdict of 2010 after winning a case involving a worker who was injured on the job after falling 12 feet from an extension ladder.

It is still unreported why the construction worker fell in Brooklyn.

Falls on construction sites can often be fatal for construction workers. Then, even if a worker does not die, a worker who is injured in a construction fall accident may suffer permanent disability.

Should a person choose to file a New York construction accident lawsuit, the person who was injured or their family can claim damages related to the fall. This may include costs for past and future medical care, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. A New York construction accident lawyer that has experience and expertise in New York construction accident law can help those looking into filing a claim for a fall at a construction site or any other construction accident related injury.

David Perecman and his team of New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients injured or killed in construction accidents. Construction workers who have been injured in a construction fall accident in New York should contact a New York construction accident lawyer to make sure they are getting maximum compensation for construction accident pain, lost wages, and suffering.

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