Year: 2013

The dangers of working on scaffolds can be reduced. Working on a scaffold is a common occurrence for many people in the construction, window-washing and painting business. Such work is always dangerous, even for workers wearing safety gear. Scaffolding safety violations consistently rank near the top of the list of health and safety violations, according to the […]

An autistic young man, missing for the last two months, was last seen walking past a security desk according to the school safety report. The NY Daily News reports that Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old from Queens, strolled past the security officer at his school and left the campus without supervision or intervention. In addition, local […]

The New York Police Department can stop suspects based on a description that includes race and they can still broadcast descriptions that include it, said a four-page internal document sent to all NYPD commands, reported The New York Times (11.25.13). The memo clarified that while race can be a factor, it cannot be the only factor. If […]

Auto accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., wants to remind drivers in New York to drive carefully on icy roads. An accident in Tonawanda, NY believed to be caused by black ice caused a twenty-car pileup on the I-29 ramp to I-190 South. WIVB (11.12.13) reported that no one was seriously […]

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Latino and immigrant construction workers are disproportionately killed in construction site fall accidents in comparison to workers of any other races, according to a report released in October. From 2003 to 2011, 60% of the fall from an elevation fatalities investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) involved a worker who was Latino […]

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., a law firm based in New York City, has been selected as a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., was listed as among top twenty personal injury firms in NYC, Tier 3, in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. To create the final list, the prestigious […]

Two construction workers filed a lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme claiming they were exposed to radiation during the building of the City University of New York’s new Advanced Science Research Center. According to the workers there was “toxic and hazardous materials, including but not limited to radiation,” on the site and they were not “properly […]

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New York construction accident attorneys redefine ‘Scaffold Law’ The team from The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., led by David Perecman, scored a victory for a former Local 1456 (now Local 1556 Dockbuilder’s Union) construction worker with a jury verdict of close to $8 million. In 2006, the worker’s foot got caught between a 2-ton steel block […]

Driver fled scene after collision that killed expectant parents, child A March 3 hit-and-run accident made international news when a car collision left a man and his pregnant wife dead after their cab was struck by an allegedly speeding driver who ran from the scene. The couple was killed while they were on their way […]

A number of people visited Albany seeking to convince the Governor and Legislature to reform New York State’s Labor Law Section 240, also known as the Scaffold Law. Many of those who wanted to see the law changed were representatives from the construction and insurance industries, reported Fox News. (2.12.13). This law allows injured workers […]