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Perecman Law Firm

December 22, 2009 08:30 ET

Construction Supply Worker Killed by Granite Slabs -- New York Personal Injury Attorney Comments on Compensation

A Worker Is Killed After Slabs of Granite Fall on Him Inside a Construction Supply Store

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - In an apparent freak accident, a construction worker was killed by slabs of granite in a New York City construction supply store.

The New York Post reports that the 47-year-old man was killed when a number of the heavy slabs used to make bathroom and kitchen countertops fell on him, with one striking him in the head.

"There are so many ways and means people can be injured," said David Perecman, a New York personal injury attorney. "Some, like this one practically defy categorization. However an injury accident is an injury accident and if the workplace is at fault, the family of the victim deserves rightful compensation for the death."

The fatality is still being considered a work accident. Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are examining the details of the accident to see if there were any violations of workplace safety rules in New York. Personal injury attorneys are following the story.

"Was it a fluke accident or was it due to a lack of safety regulations," asks Perecman.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury attorneys, auto accident, construction 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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