Category: Workplace Accidents

Construction

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 […]

National Electrical Safety Month

As a law firm that’s built a reputation for protecting the rights of workers after job-related injuries, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is proud to support National Electrical Safety Month. During the month of May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) works to reduce the number of electrical accidents by educating the public and key populations […]

national burn awareness week

In recognition of National Burn Awareness Week (NBAW), The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., seeks to educate employers and workers on workplace burn hazards, tips to prevent on-the-job injuries and steps to take if an accident occurs. Organized by the American Burn Association (ABA), NBAW is observed during the first full week of February. It is designed […]

Eye Injury Prevention

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, and The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is proud to play a part in spreading the word on ways to prevent eye injuries in the workplace. As a law firm that’s recovered millions for victims injured in the workplace, we know work-related vision loss can be devastating. To […]

National Electrical Safety Month- May

As a law firm that has built a reputation protecting the rights of construction, trade, and utility workers following preventable injuries and work-related accidents, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is proud to support National Electrical Safety Month! During May, we take an opportunity to recognize how we’ve all come to rely on electricity for our daily […]

Construction on NY building

On March 5, 2020, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) released its “Deadly Skyline” publication – the organization’s annual, research-based report that details the latest trends and statistics related to fatalities in New York’s construction industry. It’s major takeaway? Construction fatalities decreased statewide, but rates of construction deaths in New York […]

Work Injury Claim Form

When you think of workers’ comp fraud, you might think of an employee faking or exaggerating an injury or illness to get insurance money. In reality, workers, employers, and even health care providers can commit this type of fraudulent activity. Workers’ comp fraud is defined as situations in which “someone willfully makes a false statement […]

Construction on Buildings

In early July, the New York City Department of Buildings released an interactive map that shows the locations of construction sites where workers, supervisors, and others involved in large construction projects must receive site training. The map displays over 8,000 different worksites across NYC. The DOB’s new map is designed to provide greater clarity about […]

Work Injury Claim Form

Being injured on the job can jeopardize your financial well-being just as much as your health. From concerns over time off and lost income to confusion over who pays for needed medical care, there are many questions on the minds of injured workers and their families. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we receive many of […]

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, and our team at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., want to do our part in sharing resources and information to help our clients and communities stay healthy, happy, and safe. As it does each year, the National Safety Council designates each week in June with a specific safety topic. This year’s […]