Category: FAQ


In New York, workers injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of their immigration status. This means undocumented workers have the right to recover benefits for medical treatment and a percentage of their lost income by filing a claim with their employer’s workers’ compensation carrier. Similarly, surviving family members of undocumented […]


A personal injury case is an unfamiliar experience for most people, which is why they turn to an attorney to guide them through the process and advocate on their behalf. And while statistics show working with a lawyer helps plaintiffs in accident cases recover 3x more compensation on average than people without representation, not all […]

Personal Injury Claim

Most people are familiar with the general premise of a personal injury case: if another person hurts you, you can sue that person for a financial recovery of your damages. While accurate enough, that’s a very general definition that does not take into account the many nuances of personal injury law. Civil claims and lawsuits […]

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Depending on which county your case is brought in the state of New York, you may have to go through what is called a bifurcated trial. A number of people may be confused as to what this means. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City personal injury lawyers understand bifurcated trials and have the experience […]

Wrongful death lawsuits may occur as a result of auto accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and much more. The damages that can be compensated in a New York wrongful death lawsuit include medical expenses, lost wages, lost benefits, funeral costs and loss of inheritance. Compensation can also include the reasonable value of earnings lost […]

The statute of limitations in wrongful death cases in New York State is two years. This means a plaintiff has two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death action, or lawsuit. A statute of limitations restricts the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit. If a person does […]

The first step on a potential medical malpractice case is to file a complaint. The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) of the New York State Department of Health is responsible for investigating all complaints of misconduct against physicians, physician assistants and hospitals. The OPMC is also responsible for coordinating disciplinary hearings that may result from an […]

The length of time for which a person may be entitled to collect compensation depends on his or her degree of disability as determined by a health care provider. A person may be either totally or partially disabled. Under workers’ compensation, total disability is an inability to do any kind of work at all. Partial […]

In New York, the workers’ compensation law pays benefits to workers injured on the job, but it does not provide compensation for pain and suffering. Workers’ compensation laws can basically be thought of as income protection laws. An injured employee receives benefits because of his or her inability to work. As part of typical workers’ compensation […]