Firm News

Vaping Dangers

E-cigs, vape pens, tank systems, mods. There are a number of different styles and nicknames for e-cigarettes on the market and chances are you have been seeing them everywhere. Similar to the rest of the country, New York saw a massive increase in the number of teens vaping this year, almost double the number from… (keep reading)

Winter Construction Safety

Construction projects don’t stop just because it gets cold. Plenty of job sites are up and running all year round, fighting through all the winter weather hazards the colder season brings.   Construction Dangers In The Winter Ice, snow, and frigid temperatures can make working outside unbearable in the winter season. Much like extreme heat,… (keep reading)

Throttle E-Bike Bill

Watch out New Yorkers- all e-bikes could soon be legal! A new bill is proposing that the city remove a ban on handlebar activated e-bikes that have long been holding back delivery drivers who rely on them for business. However, some New Yorkers are fearful for the negative impacts these bikes would have on pedestrian… (keep reading)

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein proudly discusses worker safety and rights with our friends at LCLAA.
This weekend partner Mark Epstein was proud to be meet with our labor friends at CBTU to discuss workers rights and safety.
Worker Fatigue

The American workforce is overall exhausted. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports at least 69% of employees in our country are suffering from fatigue while on the job and many of these workers are in safety-critical industries such as construction.   Fatigue: The Overlooked Construction Hazard There is no doubt that the construction industry is… (keep reading)

Attorneys Recognized as NY Super Lawyers

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein is proud to announce that Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers has recognized 4 attorneys from the firm on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition, independent research, and professional achievement. Each year, only five percent of… (keep reading)

DUSK AND DARKNESS

It’s time to ‘fall back’! This Sunday, November 4 will mark the end of Daylight Savings. As New Yorkers get ready to set their clocks back an hour, city officials are sending out their seasonal warning to be extra vigilant on the roads as motorists and pedestrians find themselves more frequently in the dark.  … (keep reading)

Medical Errors

You don’t want to distrust your doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, when it comes to your health and safety, you can’t be too careful. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, taking more than 250,000 lives every year according to a study published by John Hopkins. What’s tragic is that… (keep reading)

Be Smart About LIRR Parking Spots

According to an article published by Newsday, the LIRR counts fewer than 70,000 commuter parking spaces and more than twice that many riders on the railroad. Further, the number of available spaces at some stations is only a fraction of the number of riders who need parking, while other stations’ parking is not yet at… (keep reading)

Trenching Safety Updates

An increase in trench-related work fatalities has caused the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to update their policies regarding trenching and excavation safety. In 2016, OSHA reported 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses and accidents- more than the total for 2014 and 2015 combined. Most recently in New York City, a construction… (keep reading)

U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms”

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein is honored to have been ranked again as Tier 1 for 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firm” in NY Metro for Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiff Firm. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, and from “Best Lawyer”… (keep reading)