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Upheld: Injured Subcontractor’s Lent Employee Has No Claim Against Landowner or General Contractor After Choosing Workers’...

In Lee v. M and H Enterprises, Inc., — P.3d —- (decided Apr. 21, 2015), the Arizona Court of Appeals recently clarified why, in most cases, landowners and general contractors are not liable when subcontractor employees are...more

Third-party lawsuits and construction worksite accidents

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 8,000 American employees are injured on the job every day. Some of these injuries are relatively minor, requiring only a short recovery period....more

Construction Case Law Update - December, 2014

FLORIDA STATE CASES - Employer Liability Policies & Worker’s Compensation – Although decedent-employee’s estate had standing as a judgment creditor to sue the tortfeasor-employer’s liability insurer for breach of...more

Retailer Liability - NY Court Clarifies Type of Cleaning Governed by "Scaffold Law"

Today, New York's highest court issued a decision that affects an injured worker's right to compensation under Labor Law Section 240, an absolute liability statute feared by many New York property owners and their contractors...more

Create Jobs through Regulatory Reform

In light of the fact that the NC Senate is preparing to vote on a recently-passed House bill, it is appropriate to revisit one topic that may be addressed by the Senate in the coming days. The House passed Senate Bill 112...more

New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Discusses Workers’ Compensation after Construction Workers Injured in...

New York workers’ compensation lawyer David Perecman comments on a construction accident that left a worker critically injured. A piece of concrete fell on the head of the 26-year-old construction worker as he was clearing...more

Weekly Law Resume - December 15, 2011: Premises Liability–Independent Contractors and Pre-existing Hazardous Condition

Gary Gravelin v. Paul Satterfield, et al. Court of Appeal, First District (November 15, 2011) This case considered whether homeowners are liable for the injuries of an independent contractor sustained on the...more

Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyer at The Perecman Firm Calls for More Attention to Worker Training Following Fatal Building...

Brooklyn construction accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, calls for enhanced attention to worker training following a fatal building collapse in Brooklyn. One construction worker died and four...more

Bronx Construction Accident Lawyer at The Perecman Firm Calls for Greater Construction Site Safety Following Fatal Building...

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman calls for increased safety measures at construction sites following a fatal building collapse. Last week construction worker Muhamed Kebbeh died when a two-story...more

New York Elevator Accident Lawyer Says Two Elevator Accidents in One Week Emphasizes Elevator Risk

New York elevator accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the jolting reminder of elevators as potential sources of injuries and deaths. Two elevator accidents in one week affected both people who work on or near...more

Harlem Scaffold Accident Endangered Pedestrians and Construction Workers, Says New York Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on a construction accident that rained scaffolding and bricks onto a MTA bus and sidewalk in Harlem. Eighteen people were injured in the construction accident....more

New York Lawyers at The Perecman Firm Deliver One of New York’s Largest Construction Accident Verdicts for 2010

The recently released Verdict Search’s Top NY Verdicts of 2010 reports that New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman secured the one of the largest New York construction accident verdicts of 2010 with his...more

New York Lawyers at The Perecman Firm Deliver One of New York’s Largest Construction Accident Verdicts for 2010

The recently released Verdict Search’s Top NY Verdicts of 2010 reports that New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman secured the one of the largest New York construction accident verdicts of 2010 with his...more

New York Lawyers Deliver the Nation’s 12th Largest New York Construction Accident Verdict for 2010

The recently released Verdict Search’s Top NY Verdicts of 2010 reports that, one of the lawyers at New York construction accident lawyer, David Perecman Perecman’s Firm secured the 12th largest New York construction...more

New York Lawyers at The Perecman Firm Deliver New York’s 4th Largest Workplace Accident Verdict for 2010

The recently released Verdict Search’s Top NY Verdicts of 2010 reports that New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman secured the 4th largest New York workplace accident verdict of 2010 with his winning of a case...more

Construction Worker Dies in New York Construction Accident, Lawyer David Perecman Comments

New York construction accident lawyer comments on the construction accident in Port Kent, New York involving an auger. A construction worker died after being pinned down by the large piece of machinery. “This accident...more

New York Construction Worker Injured in a 35-Foot Fall, New York Construction Accident Lawyer Comments

A Brooklyn construction worker fell between 35 and 40 feet at the construction site of the Gowanus Canal flushing tunnel. New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the construction accident and the...more

Discovery of Crack in Crane Shows Law at Work, Says New York Construction Accident Lawyer

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the discovery of a crack in a newly erected crane at the World Trade Center site. The crack was discovered by crane engineers during a required crane...more

Construction Accident Severs Workers Hand, New York Construction Accident Lawyer Comments

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman, a former chair of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) Construction Accident committee, comments on the construction accident that severed the hand of a...more

Workplace First Aid - Resonsibility or Liability?

OSHA requirements regarding first aid, and analysis of reasons a company should use to decide whether or not to have trained first aid providers....more

Construction Accidents

With unemployment in Nevada at an all-time high, construction workers who are injured on the job are afraid to report and file workers’ compensation claims. However, those who delay and then discover that they have a serious...more

Torts - Peculiar Risk Doctrine Does Not Apply To Injured Independent Contractor

In Privette v. Superior Court (1993) 5 Cal 4th 689, the California Supreme Court held that the hirer of a contractor cannot be vicariously liable for on the job injuries sustained by a contractor's employee resulting from a...more

Todd Symecko v. Turner Construction Co.

Complaint

We recently filed suit against Turner Construction Company on behalf of an East Lyme man who was injured in a construction accident in New Haven on August 21, 2009. The man, a welder employed by one of Turner's...more

What to Do When Disaster Strikes

So you’re in an accident; you’re hurt. You’re unprepared, you’re frightened. Maybe you were in a car accident: the other car ran a stop sign; ran a red light; rear-ended your vehicle; made a left turn in front of you. Maybe...more

Eight Things You Should Know about Pursuing an Injury Claim

What are the eight things you should know about pursuing an injury claim? Read this article and arm yourself with information about what to do if you have an accident....more

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