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Parents: Say ‘No’ To Underage Drinking

It’s graduation season and summer weekends will be jam-packed with celebrations to honor high school grads. As parents begin to plan for graduation parties, chances are they are purchasing alcohol for the event. While some parents will label coolers containing alcohol ‘adults only,’ other parties might allow everyone to consume alcohol, including underage grads- big… (keep reading)

Spring Construction Safety

Spring has sprung, and so has activity on construction sites across the region. According to NYC Open Data, a hub of analytics and data to keep New Yorkers informed, there are approximately 2,834 active worksites across the five boroughs, with additional projects getting the green light every day. Spring is one of the busiest seasons for construction… (keep reading)

Partner, Mark J. Epstein, Reelected As Chair of The Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council (LIRRCC)

Congratulations to Partner, Mark J. Epstein, who was unanimously reelected Chair of The Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council (LIRRCC) this month! The LIRRCC is a council established by the state legislator to be the voice of LIRR riders and dedicated to advocating for the hundreds of thousands of commuters from Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Brooklyn…. (keep reading)

OUR NEW PARTNER, EUGENE GOZENPUT

We are pleased to announce the naming of Attorney Eugene Gozenput as Partner at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, PC.  Starting as an Associate in 2006, Eugene has proven to be an invaluable resource to the firm and a well-respected litigator for individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others. “We’re thrilled to have… (keep reading)

Deadly Week of Construction Fatalities In NYC

April has proven to be a deadly start to the 2019 construction season in New York City. In just one week, three construction workers lost their lives on the job: On April 13, a 34-year-old worker in Brooklyn was killed when a 7.5-ton counterweight on a crane he was helping to assemble fell on him…. (keep reading)

National Work Zone Awareness Week

The arrival of Spring marks the busy season in the construction industry. Workers and work sites will be popping up all over New York City, repairing as many streets, highways, and bridges as they can get to before the next winter season begins. Unfortunately, highway work zones can prove to be extremely dangerous for both… (keep reading)

NYC Measles Outbreak: What You Need To Know

The measles epidemic is far from over. According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of confirmed measles cases in our country for the first three months of 2019 has already surpassed the entire number of cases in 2018. Between January to March of this year, at… (keep reading)

Work Hazards For Women In Construction

The number of women joining the construction labor force is on the rise, and so are the work hazards they face. According to an article published by The New York Times this March, the number of women in construction occupations has increased at least 31 percent in the last decade. There are already an estimated… (keep reading)

Elevator Safety

Safety of New York Elevators is Slipping “Private elevator inspectors in New York City are missing hazardous violations and allowing unsafe conditions to go unrepaired,” according to a report by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. This is worrisome news for New Yorkers. “In a vertical city, with tens of thousands of elevators carrying millions… (keep reading)

Our partner, Mark J. Epstein, met with our friends and union members at District Council 37 to speak up for the rights of accident victims in New York City.
25 Most Dangerous Jobs

While most Americans go to work hoping to make it home by dinner, some workers in dangerous industries are just hoping to make it home at all. A total of 5,147 workers sustained fatal injuries on the job in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, and some occupations… (keep reading)

OSHA Injury Reporting

There are approximately 4,500,000 occupational injuries reported every year. As shocking as this statistic may appear, this number is most likely even higher. Underreported injuries in the workplace may be more common than we thought, and employers could be encouraging the behavior without even realizing it. The Inaccuracy of Injury and Illnesses Reports American manufacturers… (keep reading)