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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

Alabama Workers' Compensation Applies In Construction Zone Crash?

Construction zone accidents in Alabama happen more frequently than many people may believe. When a worker is injured or killed in one of these collisions, workers' compensation insurance benefits typically apply....more

Severe work injury case ends favorably for brain injury victim

When someone chooses to work construction there is going to be some risk involved, especially when the person is working up on scaffolding. However, employers are still expected to do everything in their power to keep their...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

Officials investigating fatal Alabama construction accident

How many of us kissed our loved ones goodbye today on their or on our ways to work? We say goodbye, and most of never expect that work will be deadly for ourselves or loved ones and that we won't see each other again. Sadly,...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

OSHA cites Dothan contractor for deadly September trench collapse

In September of last year, two men were installing a sewer pipe at an excavation site in Enterprise, which is in southeast Alabama. The soil was saturated with water, and there no safe means of exit when the wet, heavy soil...more

Eight workers burned in power plant fire get sizeable settlement

"I just remember the vivid images of when I was burned, when I looked at myself in the ambulance," said 24-year-old Alex T. of the industrial accident two years ago that left him with deep burns over 65 percent of his...more

Alabama DOT Worker Killed After Slip and Fall on Icy Highway

The Alabama Department of Transportation announced today that a 22-year veteran highway maintenance worker who slipped and fell on U.S. Highway 43 on January 10 has died. The tragic construction accident took place when...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

22-Year-Old Lumber Worker Killed in Vance Construction Accident

A tragedy occurred December 31 in the town of Vance, just outside Tuscaloosa. A 22-year-old lumber yard worker will not see the new year because he was struck by a log that fell from a machine used in the processing of logs...more

One Dead in October 8 Construction Site Shooting in Centreville

A tragedy took place on Friday morning, October 8, at about 8:30 a.m. According to the Birmingham News, a construction worker at a work site in Centreville was shot to death by a co-worker in what appears to have been a...more

Southeast Alabama Construction Accident Kills 1, Injures Another

A trench collapse in Enterprise, Alabama, has claimed the life of a Dothan man and seriously injured another worker. The construction accident took place at about 2:30 p.m. on September 23 when the two men were digging a...more

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