Construction Accident Lawyers


Crane atop building in NYC
Have you or a loved one been injured in a New York construction accident? Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured in construction related accidents, including crane accidents.

When people suffer from crane accidents, the resulting injuries can cause loss of employment, permanent disabilities, and a lifetime of medical bills. You deserve a construction accident lawyer with experience to pursue the benefits that you deserve.

We have won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured clients in New York City. Some notable settlements and jury verdicts that have been achieved by our New York construction accident lawyers include:

      • $18,000,000.00 verdict for undocumented worker who fell from a scaffold at a construction site and fractured his ankle, suffered disc herniations and underwent two surgeries.
      • $6,600,000.00 granted to construction worker who fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
      • $6,000,000.00 granted to construction worker who fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
      • $6,000,000.00 awarded to construction worker who fell from ladder while installing window frame.
      • $6,000,000.00 granted to construction worker who fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
    • View additional case results here. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Let our experienced New York accident lawyers at Jacob Oresky & Associates help you. We can help secure what you are entitled to in terms of money damages for injuries, long-term financial compensation you may need for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.

Make the right call, 718- 993-9999, and speak with an experienced accident lawyer or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation.

Common Causes of Crane Accidents

The limited room and close proximity of buildings in NYC make the proper placement and operation of a crane extremely difficult. The massive size and weight of cranes make it imperative that everything is done correctly.

Construction workers suffer injuries and even fatalities from the negligent and careless placement and operation of cranes.

Accidents and injuries occur because cables, sheaves, pulleys, booms, and hoisting equipment is not routinely inspected and serviced by owners and contractors.

Fatal injuries can occur because crane operators are poorly trained, sometimes operators lack knowledge regarding the inherent limitations and hazards of cranes.

There are many things that can cause crane accidents, some of the most common include:

      • Collapse
      • Overload
      • Improper training
      • Improper operation
      • Contact with overhead power lines
      • Striking workers or pedestrians
      • Unsafe or inadequate boom placement
      • Collisions
      • Inadequate maintenance
      • Lack of inspections
      • Bad weather
      • Failure to properly secure

Common Injuries Caused by Crane Accidents

Injuries from crane accidents result in disabling and even fatal injuries. Some of the most common are:

      • Fractures
      • Paralysis
      • Traumatic brain injury
      • Spinal injuries
      • Broken limbs
      • Burns from electrocution
      • Organ damage
      • Joint and knee damage

Crane Accident Victims Have Rights

Injured victims or surviving family members may be entitled to make claims for money damages for personal injuries, economic loss, wrongful death, as well as New York State Workers’ Compensation after a crane accident.

Workers’ compensation benefits are available to all covered workers for any on-the-job injury regardless of whether the employer was negligent or whether the employee made mistakes.

The benefits provide full payment of medical bills and medical care costs. Additionally, they allow injured workers to receive lost wages in accordance with the benefits allowed by New York State Workers’ Compensation. After fatal accidents, workers’ compensation death benefits are available to surviving dependents.

You or the surviving family members may also be entitled to commence a claim or lawsuit for money damages for personal injuries and /or wrongful death. A claim for personal injuries would include pain and suffering caused by the accident, economic loss such as past, present, and future lost wages and medical expenses as well as loss of services suffered by a spouse.

Contact the Construction Accident Attorneys at Jacob Oresky & Associates Today

If you have been injured in a New York City construction accident involving a crane, call Jacob Oresky & Associates (718- 993-9999) or contact us online – 24/7 – to schedule a free consultation. We take New York construction accident cases on a contingency basis; there are no upfront legal costs. You only pay if we win damages for you by settlement or trial.

Rely on our experience! Our lawyers know construction accident law and we are known for the excellent and dedicated representation of our clients.

Jacob Oresky & Associates was recognized in the New York Law Journal and in New York Magazine “Top Verdicts & Settlements” during 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 in having some of the highest money settlements and verdicts in New York State for construction accident cases. Click here to see our case results for construction accident cases. Contact us 24/7, to find out how we can help you with your Crane Accident Case.