Category: Construction Accidents

work zone safety week

April 11-15 is National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), and our team at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is happy to share information to help reduce accident and injury risks in construction zones. Whether you’re a motorist or a worker, we also encourage you to visit NWZAW.org to find helpful resources and learn how you can participate in […]

construction worker laying on ground

Construction is a one of the country’s most dangerous occupations, but it was even more so in the first year of the pandemic, according to the latest Deadly Skyline report published by the New York Committee of Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). The 2022 Deadly Skyline report, based on data from 2020, covered the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

worker on ladder

This March, the American Ladder Institute (ALI) is celebrating its 6th annual National Ladder Safety Month. The campaign focuses on reducing the number of ladder-related injuries and deaths and ensuring people know how to use ladders safely. Workplace Ladder Injury Statistics Ladders are used by workers in a variety of trades and occupations, but they also […]

Drone

NYC officials think drones could revolutionize the future of building inspections conducted in the City, according to a new report from the New York City Department of Buildings. The drone report was created in response to Local Law 102, which requires the DOB to study the use of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, for various […]

Top Verdict 2020 Settlements

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that our firm has secured two of the nation’s 20 largest work accident settlements in 2020, according to published listings from Top Verdict. Our two cases featured in the Top 20 Work Accident Settlements in the U.S. in 2020 list include: $3.325 Million Settlement: A $3.325 million […]

Drones

Though once viewed by many as a consumer novelty, drones have become an increasingly promising technology with widespread applications. The construction industry, for example, has seen a 239% increase in drone use year over year – the most of any other commercial sector. The reasons for the rise of drones in construction is clear. Their […]

2022 Best Law Firms

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that we have been selected to the latest U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list! U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” is one of the legal industry’s most recognized ranking publications. As part of its purely peer-review selection process, “Best Law Firms” scores […]

OSHA

OSHA is a federal government agency that oversees workplace safety. And while employers and workers alike are generally familiar with OSHA and some of the rules enforced by the agency, not all workers understand how OSHA can play a role in workers’ compensation or civil personal injury cases that arise from a work-related accident. In […]

Safety First

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month and National Eye Injury Prevention Month! As a firm that’s fought for victims of workplace and construction accidents since 1983, our team at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., knows hearing and vision injuries can create a lifetime of challenges. That’s why we’re proud to spread the word about protecting […]

construction site

Earlier this year, the NYC Department of Buildings announced that it would be mobilizing inspectors to crack down on construction safety violations at work sites across the city following a string of worker deaths. According to Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca, the sweeps were part of the DOB’s “Zero Tolerance” enforcement campaign and focused on […]