Author: The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.

clipboard with and injury report form on table next to construction vest and helmet

Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces, and many hazards lead to tragic outcomes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highlights four primary causes—often referred to as the Fatal Four—that cause a significant portion of construction worker fatalities. Understanding and addressing these hazards is essential to enhance safety measures and protect workers. Let’s […]

construction worker working on electrical wires with gloves on

As a law firm that’s built a reputation for protecting the rights of workers after job-related injuries, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is proud to support National Electrical Safety Month. During the month of May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) works to reduce the number of electrical accidents by educating the public and key populations […]

man cleaning his hands from work dust

Working on construction sites in New York City can present numerous potential injury hazards. However, many people do not recognize the almost invisible danger presented by dust, including plaster dust, drywall dust, and other construction debris. Construction dust can cause numerous short-term and long-term health hazards for workers. As such, knowing how to prevent dust, […]

People walking under construction scaffolding on the streets of New York City with the bright light of sunset shining in the background.

Walking near construction sites is a fact of life for New Yorkers, who have to trust that construction companies and property owners have secured these sites appropriately. Unfortunately, not all construction companies and property owners are concerned with pedestrian safety near their sites, putting passersby at risk of serious injury. You may be entitled to […]

man in wheelchair traveling through entryway

A complete or partial severing of the spinal cord can cause permanent paralysis. Unfortunately, medical science currently cannot repair damage to the spinal cord. Depending on where the spinal cord injury occurs, a person may suffer various types of paralysis. Two of the most common forms of paralysis include paraplegia and quadriplegia. The injuries can […]

workers hand under a circular saw holding a piece of wood

Almost nothing can do as much damage to the human body as circular saws. These common workplace machines can cause debilitating injuries that can prevent an individual from returning to work while decreasing their quality of life. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our attorneys have over 40 years of experience handling complicated workplace accident claims […]

warehouse worker holding back of shoulder and neck in pain

Injuring your neck or shoulder on the job can result in lasting complications and chronic pain. Workers’ compensation settlements for neck and shoulder injuries may cover the medical care and rehabilitative therapy you need and replace part of your lost wages. Still, they won’t cover the pain and suffering you experience from the injury. In […]

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 […]