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Common Questions to Ask About A Construction Accident Lawsuit

Construction action lawsuits are complex. Unfortunately, in New York City, we have more than our fair share of construction accidents because there is constant ongoing construction throughout the city. If you have been injured in a construction accident you will need an attorney to guide you through the process of a possible construction accident lawsuit. … (keep reading)

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein Supports NYC Councilman Francisco Moya Donating Funds to Give Out Toys to East Elmhurst Children

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein Supports Moya by Donat Funds to Purchase Hundreds of Toys for East Elmhurst ChildrenOn Sunday, December 13, 2020 the partners from Pazer, Esptein, Jaffe & Fein, together with their team joined Councilman Fancisco Moya at the First Baptist Church to distribute more than 500 toys to children in East Elmhurst… (keep reading)

New York Seat Belt Law: What You Need to Know

As of November 1, 2020, a change in the New York State Law now mandates all passengers who ride in a vehicle to wear seat belts, including back seat passengers. This revised law also applies to privately-owned cars, cabs, Uber, and Lyft.  Here’s why seat belts are important Seat belts save lives, and their importance… (keep reading)

Holiday Shopping Toy Warnings for 2020

The holiday shopping season will look a bit different for New Yorkers this year. Online shopping is highly encouraged and is the safest way for families to purchase gifts. However, buying online also makes it difficult to check these items for safety tangibly. This step is particularly important when buying toys and goods for children…. (keep reading)

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein Partners Receive Super Lawyer Honors

Our team at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein P.C. is thrilled to announce that all three partners of the firm have been recognized as 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers. This is not the first year our partners have received this great honor. Michael Jaffe has been recognized by Super Lawyers since 2011, and Matthew… (keep reading)

Stand-Down to Prevent Construction Falls

Today marks the start of the National Safety Stand-Down to help reduce falls in the construction industry. From September 14 to September 18, safety advocates and worksites nationwide will be setting down their tools to prevent fall hazards from plaguing workers another season. This voluntary event created by the Occupational Safety and Health Organization (O.S.H.A.)… (keep reading)

Is Your Family Coping or Melting from the “New Normal”?

The ‘new normal’ for New York City children is getting more stressful by the day. On August 22, the New York City Parks Department alerted youth sports organizations that it would be declining to issue permits for ballparks and public fields for the upcoming seasons. According to the Daily News, the department reported significant safety… (keep reading)

COVID-19: Why Construction Workers Are At-Risk

Thousands of construction companies across the five boroughs are still trying to figure out how to return to work in a post-pandemic New York City. Unfortunately, some worksites are doing a better job than others at adjusting to the new norm. At the beginning of July, New York City’s Department of Buildings (D.O.B.) reported issuing… (keep reading)

Paying Tribute to Mark Jay Epstein

We celebrate the life and mourn the passing of our dear friend and partner, Mark Epstein. Mark suddenly passed away on June 11, 2020.  He was a fixture at Pazer Epstein Jaffe & Fein, PC, for twenty-six years and was the engine that kept the firm running at all times. Mark was an incredibly devoted… (keep reading)

How To Stay Safe Back at Work

The caution tape is coming off of thousands of job sites across New York City as construction workers and tradesmen prepare to get back to work. According to Archinect News, more than 5,200 worksites in the five boroughs have reopened as of April 30. Now that Governor Cuomo’s New York State on PAUSE executive order… (keep reading)

Patient Safety Awareness Week

It doesn’t take a significant medical error to cost a patient their life. According to a study by Johns Hopkins Medicine, nearly 10 percent of fatalities in the United States are caused by preventable medical errors, between 250,000 to 440,000 lives lost every year. Millions of other patients experience a range of serious and life-threatening injuries,… (keep reading)

Beware of Springing Forward: How to Safely Adjust to Daylight Saving Time

New Yorkers will be losing an hour of sleep this weekend with the start of Daylight Saving Time (D.S.T.), and it could be drastically affecting their health.   motor vehicle accidents workplace injuries According to a study published in BMJ Journals, hospitals report a 24 percent spike in patients who suffer from heart-attacks on the Monday following the start… (keep reading)