Category: Workplace Accidents

Scaffolding

New York looked much different in 1885 than it does today. A year when the (still copper) Statute of Liberty first arrived in New York Harbor and long before skyscrapers shaped the City we know and love, New York’s tallest building was Wall Street’s Trinity Church, which at the top of its spire measured 281 […]

lost wages

Personal injury cases are matters of civil law, and specifically a type of “tort,” which means it’s a legal action arising from a wrongful act (often negligence) that results in liability. The purpose of any personal injury case, whether it’s resolved as a claim filed with an insurance company or a lawsuit filed in civil […]

construction hat

An appeals court in Manhattan said a trial was unnecessary to decide if the parties who operated a construction project were responsible for the injuries and losses a carpenter incurred when he was shocked by electricity on the job. The result is a significant victory for our client, and was handled by Firm Founder David […]

Construction

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

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 […]

Cranes

In massive cities filled with skyscrapers like New York City, cranes and crane operators are a regular fixture on almost every single construction site. These workers and machines make so much work possible, but they can also face a considerable amount of danger on construction sites that don’t carefully follow safety regulations. Between 2011 and […]

Construction Worker

The National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month every year, which aims to increase national attention for the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the country. Injuries are among the biggest threats to the health and safety of Americans every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries are […]

Garbage Truck

Early in the fall of 2016, sanitation workers in New York finally received the legal protection they need to keep them safe on the job. New York State joined about a dozen other states when it adopted what’s known as the “Slow Down to Get Around” law. Governor Andrew Cuomo passed Senate Bill 4268 in […]

Construction Worker

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, […]

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 […]