Category: Workers’ Compensation


On the heels of the longest partial shutdown of the federal government in U.S. history, labor advocates are voicing more significant, systemic concerns regarding regulatory oversight of workplace safety in the current administration. Those concerns are especially prominent in New York, where statistics have shown a dramatic increase in workplace deaths, and NYC’s most dangerous year for construction […]

excavator unloading dirt

Excavators, while incredibly powerful and useful pieces of heavy machinery, come with inherent risks because of both their sheer size and the skill it takes to operate them. Operators are required to complete the necessary training before getting into the cab of one of these machines, and must pay close attention to their surroundings in […]

Yes, you CAN go on vacation while on workers’ compensation. People are allowed to continue to enjoy their lives as best they can even with an injury. Things To Consider When Planning A Vacation However, workers’ compensation claimants who decide to go on vacation must consider the following: If you perform activities on vacation that you […]

Construction Workers on scaffold leaning on safety railing

Electricity may power our modern society, but it needs to be handled carefully in order to avoid injury. According to The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocutions were the second leading cause of worker deaths on construction sites in 2014[1]. In order to limit the chance of electrical injuries on construction sites, […]


Under federal law, employees have a right to a safe work environment. This means that employers have a responsibility to protect their workers from potential diseases caused by job-related activities and atmosphere. The World Health Organization defines occupational disease as, An “occupational disease” is any disease contracted primarily as a result of an exposure to […]

David Perecman lectures at National Labor & Management Conference

Attorney David Perecman had the opportunity to lecture at the National Labor & Management Conference, where The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., was also an exhibitor. This past weekend, Attorney David Perecman attended the National Labor and Management Conference in Hollywood, Florida where our firm had a booth as an exhibitor. The conference, which is in its 38th year, is […]

Attorney Mariusz Sniarowski Attends Carpenters Local 2287 Meeting

At the member meeting last week for Carpenters Local 2287, Attorney Mariusz Sniarowski made himself available to the union members in attendance. He was there to offer advice, discuss the services that our firm offers, and along with our staff, answer any questions they may have had. The Carpenters Local Union 2287 us New York, […]

A wine specialist died after she was overcome by fumes at an industrial cellar. She lost her balance and fell into a giant vat of wine. Nerea Perez, 25, fell into the vat while she was watching the fermenting process at the cellar in Salas de los Barrios, Spain. An emergency crew rushed to the […]

One of the most dangerous pieces of equipment that a worker can use is a wood chipper. A tree trimmer died on the job when he somehow fell head first into a wood chipper in Chandler, Arizona. The worker was decapitated by the machine. The wood chipper contractor was using a standard pull-behind wood chipper, […]

In the state of New York, child support can be garnished from workers’ compensation. New York State court takes into account many sources of money as income for child support purposes. Workers’ compensation is considered income for child support purposes. These benefits are seen as a replacement of a worker’s usual wages while he or […]