INJURIES FROM FALLS AND FALLING OBJECTS AT NEW YORK CONSTRUCTION SITES
Construction Accident Attorneys
How Can We Help You
Falls are one of the most common — and serious — types of accidents on any construction site. New York’s labor law calls the risk of falling a “gravity-related hazard,” a term that covers falling workers as well as workers exposed to falling materials or equipment.
New York’s Labor Law specifies that property owners and contractors must provide a safe job site. This includes providing adequate and safe scaffolding or ladders as well as safety equipment. Failing to do so will result in the owner or contractor being held financially responsible for injuries workers suffer in falls.
For more than 20 years, the construction accident attorneys at Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC, have been fighting to get just and fair compensation for injured workers throughout the New York metro area. We have recovered more than $150 million in compensation for injured people and grieving families. 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 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.
- We invite you to review some of our successful results we’ve achieved for our clients. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Was Your Workplace Safe?
Sometimes workers think they are to blame for the injuries they suffered. They know what they should have done in the moments before the accident, but they don’t know or understand the legal responsibilities of the property owner or contractors.
If New York’s Labor Law Sections 240 or 241 was violated in any way, and you suffered serious injuries because of that violation, you can be compensated. Did the property owner or general contractor:
- Fail to secure equipment, construction materials or other objects on the job site that then fell on you?
- Fail to secure a ladder or scaffold?
- Fail to use the proper equipment to raise or lower heavy equipment and materials?
- Fail to ensure that scaffolds, ladders or other devices were adequate for the job?
- Fail to provide a safe work platform (scaffolding or ladder)?
- Fail to ensure barriers, cones or ropes were placed around hazardous open holes such as elevator shafts, stairwell openings, holes for piping or ductwork?
- Fail to provide tie-offs, harnesses, safety nets or other safety equipment?
Talk to an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer Today
The construction accident attorneys at Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC, have handled many difficult construction accident cases and have achieved successful results*. If we believe you have a valid claim, we will immediately investigate your case.
Contact Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC any time – 24/7 – for a free consultation with a successful construction accident lawyer. Call toll-free, 718- 993-9999, and speak with an experienced accident lawyer or contact our office online to schedule your confidential consultation today.
We take New York construction accident cases on a contingency basis. You don’t pay an attorney’s fee until you receive the settlement that is rightfully yours.
The law office of Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC, represents injured workers in New York State, including New York City, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Staten Island (Richmond County), Westchester, Long Island, Suffolk County and Nassau County.