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Best and Worst Hospitals in NYC (2021)

Your favorite hospital in New York City may not be as safe as you thought. In the Spring 2021 edition of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, New York State hospitals ranked 46th in the nation for patient safety, a one percent drop from ratings released in Fall 2020. Among the 149 New York hospitals… (keep reading)

NYC Crane Accidents

Cranes are an essential but deadly necessity of the construction and manufacturing industries. These monstrous tools lift items weighing thousands of tons and can cause catastrophic accidents when something goes wrong. In New York City, cranes are often perched on top of high-rises, looming hundreds of stories over workers and civilians below. A piece of… (keep reading)

Debris on Stairs or in Work Areas

Slips, trips, and falls make up most of the construction or industry related accidents.  According to OSHA, 15% of all accidental deaths in the U.S. are a result of slips, trips and falls. This is second nationally only to car accidents. Too many slips, trips and falls result from debris left on stairs or in… (keep reading)

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 Donathttps://www.pazerandepstein.com/category/firm-news/page/9/ing 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)

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)