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

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that there were 3,945 worker fatalities in private industry in 2012. Of that number, 775 or 19.6% were in construction. There are many causes of an accident on a construction site. The top causes of construction worker deaths on the job were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and […]

An impact to the head or face or any type of head injury can affect a person’s vision. A leading cause of head injuries are car accidents. Trauma to the brain can occur during a car accident when a person’s skull hits an object like the windshield or the steering wheel. Loss of sight, blindness, or other […]

If you are injured at work in the state of New York, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits. The benefits should cover your medical expenditures and you may also receive disability income. You can receive these benefits for a long period of time after you make your initial claim, until you recover from your injuries. […]

Eleven people were hospitalized with injuries after a platform collapsed during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Providence, Rhode Island, reported CNN (5.4.14). Like many circus performers, the acrobats’ job requires them to work at heights. “This means that falls can happen even though these professionals have practiced this act many, many times,” […]

San Francisco designer Brian Singer created a billboard campaign to “embarrass the shameful, dangerous behavior” of people who choose to text and driver. He has been collecting photos of drivers texting while in traffic (“TWIT”) and putting them up on billboards around the city. In a number of the photos, the artist circled the distraction […]

Irish beer giant Guinness pulled its sponsorship of the Saint Patrick’s Day parades in New York City over the event’s policy of anti-LGBT discrimination. Guinness said it was “due to organizers’ longstanding rule against gay and lesbian groups marching openly,” said Fox News (3.17.14). David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, commends Guinness for taking […]

The Arizona Legislature recently passed a bill that allows business owners to refuse service to gay or lesbian customers, CBS News reported. Civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman is astounded and appalled that the bill, SB 1062, had passed through both houses of the Arizona legislature. The bill would give any business, church or person with religious […]

A dog died after a frayed wire on scaffolding electrocuted it. The dog’s owner was walking the 11-year-old pit bull mix back to her Lower East Side building when the dog suddenly “began to spasm” and then stopped moving, said CBS News (2.16.14). Attorney at Law David Perecman understands that electrocution and electrical shocks can cause serious injuries. “It is tragic […]

Personal injury lawyer David Perecman reminds drivers of snow removal vehicles and pedestrians to watch out for each other. A potentially dangerous situation may occur if a pedestrian is unaware that the snow-clearing vehicle is approaching, or if a driver of the machine does not see a pedestrian. In Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, an elderly pedestrian […]

A woman was seriously injured by a 10-foot long metal pipe after it fell from scaffolding 18 stories above the ground. According to ABC News (1.13.14), the pipe fell after one of the workers lost his grip on it. Personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, said the accident is a reminder of the […]