Firm News

Construction Worker Rescued by FDNY in Manhattan

FDNY members rescued a construction worker on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on Thursday when he fell 30 feet between two buildings while on the job.  AMNY reports the accident occurred on Broome Street between Attorney and Clinton around 9:00 am. Because the space the worker was lodged in was so narrow, FDNY responders… (keep reading)

National Safety Month

June marks the beginning of National Safety Month, an optimal time to focus on reducing workplace fatalities and injuries before the summer rush. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death nationwide. At least 4,472 workers were killed in workplace accidents in 2021, while another 4.26 million… (keep reading)

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With motorcycle riding season officially underway, it’s time to call attention to the importance of safe driving to reduce unnecessary road fatalities this season. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the perfect time to take stock of your driving behaviors and encourage family and loved ones to do the same. The more active we are… (keep reading)

Best (Worst) Hospitals in NYC for Spring 2023

Medical errors remain a leading cause of death in the United States. Over 250,000 patients die every year from preventable medical mistakes, according to research by John Hopkins Medicine. When these preventable errors lead to life-threatening injuries, hospitals must be held accountable for their lack of safety.  Despite all we know about preventable safety measures,… (keep reading)

Carlos’ Law Passes After 7 Years

On December 23, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul finally passed Carlos’ Law. The bill, first introduced by Francisco Moya in 2017, has been in limbo for seven long years. Its passing is considered a significant step in holding employers and contractors responsible for the safety and well-being of construction workers, particularly immigrant workers who are often… (keep reading)

Fifth Fatal E-Bike Battery Fire in 2023

Two siblings were killed in a tragic e-bike battery fire on Monday in Astoria, Queens. According to the Daily News, a 7-year-old boy and his 19-year-old sister became trapped in a second-story apartment on 46th St. near 28th Ave. after an e-bike caught fire in the building.  Authorities reported that the fire originated in the… (keep reading)

Fatal Construction Fall at Chase Bank

A construction worker in Manhattan was killed in a fatal fall on Saturday at the new JPMorgan Chase Bank Headquarters construction site in Midtown.  According to Channel 4 New York, the worker was on the 12th floor of the building at the time of the accident. Investigations from the Department of Buildings (DOB) reported the… (keep reading)

1 Worker Killed and 3 Injured In Construction Wall Collapse

A construction worker in Manhattan was killed on Tuesday, and three others were injured when a wall collapsed at a demolition site in SoHo. According to ABC News, the workers were on the second floor of the building when the wall collapsed. First responders reported that one worker sustained fatal injuries from being trapped under… (keep reading)

5 Construction Contractors Injured in a Struck-by Accident in Queens

Five contractors were involved in a worksite accident in Queens on Monday when a rebar cage fell on them. According to 1010 Wins News, the contractors were at a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) site in Woodside at 37th Ave. and 48th St. DEP officials reported one contractor was seriously injured by the rebar cage,… (keep reading)

Partners Matthew Fein and Eugene Gozenput Installed into Board of Directors of NYSTLA

Congratulations to partners Matthew Fein and Eugene Gozenput, who were installed as members of the Board of Directors of NYSTLA – The New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association. Both are honored and look forward to working towards the goals of NYSTLA, to promote a safer and healthier society, to assure access to the civil justice… (keep reading)

Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Brooklyn Accident 

Sadly, a construction worker sustained serious injuries on Monday in Brooklyn. News12 Long Island reported the accident occurred at a worksite on 8th Avenue and President Street around 8:45 am in Park Slope. First responders reported pulling the construction worker from a hole he fell in before transporting him to the hospital.  Investigations into the… (keep reading)

New 2023 Laws for New York

New Yorkers will notice several new laws that went into effect on Jan.1 that could significantly impact their every day.  One of the most crucial laws for construction workers (signed right before the end of the year) was the passing of Carlos’ Law. This necessary legislation was in limbo for years and will now hold… (keep reading)