Year: 2023

construction workers working in the snow

As winter descends, temperatures drop. When the cold starts to bite, construction workers in New York City face unique challenges on the job site. Employers must recognize when cold becomes a significant risk factor and actively protect construction workers from frigid temperatures. What Determines When It Is Too Cold for Work Outside? When is it […]

construction worker coughing into hand

Occupational injuries and illnesses can be devastating for workers in any job, but workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury claims can provide much-needed support. Occupational injuries are usually related to a specific incident, such as a slip-and-fall accident. In contrast, occupational illnesses occur when a worker is continuously exposed to toxic chemicals or must perform […]

person sitting in traffic on the way to work

Thousands of people in New York commute daily by subway, train, car, ferry, bicycle, bus, and other modes of travel. Unfortunately, commuters will occasionally sustain injuries in transit. These individuals may wonder: does workers’ compensation cover travel to and from work? Unfortunately, the answer is no in most – but not all – cases. What […]

construction worker lying on the ground with hard hat next to him

Construction sites are dangerous, primarily because of what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls the “fatal four” hazards. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is here to explore these dangers at length, how to prevent them from causing accidents, and what you can do if one injures you on the job in New York. What […]

David and Zach Perecman standing with a construction worker of NYC

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 […]

Scott Schmal

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is proud to announce that Scott Schmal is the student recipient of its 2023 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism. Each year, the firm offers a $5,000 higher education scholarship in memory of Avonte Oquendo, a nonverbal 14-year-old boy with autism who left his Queens public school undetected in 2013 and […]

roofer working on residential roof laying shingles

In the hustle and bustle of New York, businesses operate on high-rise buildings, skyscrapers, and construction sites, each activity carrying potential risks of falls. With this, incidents and tragedies can happen due to insufficient fall protection measures. Understanding and adhering to safety regulations is not just a legal obligation but a moral one, integral to […]

chalk outline of body with construction worker hard hat on ground

It is no secret that construction is a dangerous profession – but just how dangerous it is may still come as a surprise. Every year, New York City sees dozens of construction-related deaths, making it one of the industry’s most hazardous cities to work in. How Many Deaths Occur Each Year in the Construction Industry? […]

man installing child car seat in the backseat of car with black leather interior

Nothing your car carries is more precious than your child. New York has strict car seat laws that aim to keep kids safe if the unthinkable happens, but these laws change as new technology and information become available. How do these car seat laws impact you and your family? You already drive safely, but what […]

green and white lit exit sign in front of fire

Building fires are a serious threat in a city as dense as New York – and one every New Yorker should take seriously. City-wide, these largely preventable tragedies kill dozens and injure countless others annually. Knowing what steps to take allows you to protect yourself and others should a fire break out in a building […]