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

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 […]

Rough old paving blocks way. Old broken Cobblestone road near the main road.

Navigating the bustling sidewalks of New York City can often feel like a daring adventure. However, it should not involve tripping over a cracked concrete slab, stumbling into a pothole, or getting hurt by any other defect. A sidewalk defect can cause serious injuries, leading to significant medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other […]

close up shot of cracks on the facade of building with a blurry cityscape in the background

Construction is part of life in New York City, the largest and most densely populated metropolis in the United States. Buildings, streets, parks, and so many other pieces that make up the city are constantly being raised, refurbished, demolished, and rebuilt to account for an ever-changing set of needs and a rapidly evolving world’s available […]

pedestrians crossing street at a NYC intersection

When you’re walking around New York City, you should always take care to be alert and aware of your surroundings for your own safety. Bustling intersections, crowded sidewalks, and busy crosswalks all present potential dangers to people on foot, even locals and lifelong natives to the city. By following a few simple tips, you can […]

multi-floor construction site with safety nets between open levels to provide safety measures for NYC construction workers against falling objects

New York City construction sites are more hazardous when employers do not have strong policies protecting vulnerable workers from falling objects. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks construction as one of New York’s most dangerous occupations, accounting for the highest number of work-related fatalities in New York City. The New York Department of Buildings […]