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NYC Bicycle Fatalities Skyrocketed in 2019

The end of 2019 was the closing of a deadly year for cyclists in New York City. The Daily News reported a total of 29 cyclists were killed last year while riding across the five boroughs. The highest concentration of fatalities was in Brooklyn neighborhoods, where 18 of these tragic accidents were reported.  Only one biking fatality… (keep reading)

Winter Construction Hazards: How To Stay Safe In The Cold

Construction work in the winter doesn’t stop when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Through ice, sleet, and snow, these workers labor tirelessly. When most of us are huddled up to the closest source of heat, construction and outdoor tradesmen are completing vital projects and maintenance to keep our days running smoothly. Employers… (keep reading)

How Safe Is Your Hospital?

New York State hospitals are failing to protect their patients. According to the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, New York is now among the bottom five states in the country for hospital safety. The state dropped six spots in the last six months from 43 to 47, only ahead of West Virginia, Wyoming, Alaska, and… (keep reading)

NEW NY Car Seat Law: What Parents Need To Know

New York parents are now legally required to leave their children in rear-facing car seats until at least two-years-old. According to news reports, the new statewide child safety seat law that went into effect on November 1, 2019, aims to reduce the number of child road fatalities by enforcing stricter regulations. This law is the first… (keep reading)

Halloween Scares In NYC- How To Stay Safe

Halloween night is one of the most exciting times of the year for children and families. But it can also be one of the deadliest. According to the Safe Kids Worldwide, twice as many children are killed when walking on Halloween compared to any other night of the year. In New York City, the risks for… (keep reading)

National Hearing Protection Month

Without a doubt, construction and manufacturing are two of the loudest industries in the country. But studies evaluating the hearing abilities of workers in these trades are showing that noisy jobs are coming at a cost.   In a 10-year study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.), researchers found that workers in the… (keep reading)

Injuries From Falling Objects: Protecting Workers and Pedestrians

New Yorkers have become conditioned to the sight of high-rise construction projects at every turn. It’s common to walk under scaffolding and to see workers scaling beams on your daily commute. But when objects fall from construction projects suspended in the air, civilians and workers on the streets below are put at serious risk.  Accidents… (keep reading)

Beware of the “Fatal Four” Accidents In Construction

Worksites across New York City have experienced a steady and tragic uptick in fatal construction accidents this year. In April, three construction workers died in a seven-day span only a few weeks into the Spring building season. Three additional construction fatalities followed between the months of May and August.   According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.), 971 fatal… (keep reading)

Dead Man Walking: Why You Shouldn’t Text and pedestrian accidentsWalk

Cellphones and headphones are becoming a deadly threat to the safety of New York City pedestrians. Between texting, live-streaming, listening to music, or scrolling through social media, pedestrians have hundreds of distractions at their fingertips.  Fatal pedestrian accidents in the United States are higher than they’ve been in nearly three decades. The Governors Highway Safety Association reported… (keep reading)

Construction Workers Are At Increased Risks For T.B.I.

ladders, and scaffolding Traumatic Brain Injury (T.B.I.) is one of the leading causes of death in the construction industry. According to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (N.I.O.S.H.), 2,210 construction workers died from a T.B.I. between 2003 to 2010. These fatalities represented 24 percent of all occupational T.B.I. fatalities, and 25… (keep reading)

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein Have 4 Partners Honored by Super Lawyer

Our team at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein P.C. is thrilled to announce that all four partners of the firm have been recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers. Partners Mark Jay Epstein, Michael Jaffe, and Matthew Fein have been named 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers, and Partner Eugene Gozenput was listed as a Super Lawyers… (keep reading)

Why We Celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day is more than just barbecues, parades, and pool parties. Aside from marking the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day is an annual celebration of American laborers and their countless achievements throughout the past few centuries. Without these hardworking individuals who helped build and shape our nation, New York City would be nothing like… (keep reading)