Avoiding Electrical Shock Accidents & What To Do If You Get Shocked

Electrical shock accidents are one of the most prevalent types of injuries in commercial and residential settings each year. Roughly 5% of the patients admitted to burn units in the United States each year are electrical shock accident victims. Furthermore, even non-fatal electrical shocks can cause grave, life-changing injuries. There are some professions and circumstances where you are more likely to encounter enough dangerous electricity that a shock can lead to life-changing injuries or death. Many electrical injuries result in significant time away from the job,...

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The Most Common Work-Related Injuries and What You Can Do

The Most Common Work-Related Injuries and What You Can Do Anyone can suffer an accident or injury at work, but according to the National Safety Council (NSC), the three most common work-related injuries are: Overexertion and bodily reaction – These are excessive physical and non-impact injuries from physically demanding and repetitive work activities. Slips, trips, and falls – These workplace injuries involve falling through or from a structure, tripping, slipping, and injuries related to catching or bracing for impact. Contact...

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5 Crane Collapses & Their Resulting Settlements

There are few more terrifying events than a construction crane collapsing. Any mishap involving these massive structures often results in significant injury or death. A crane accident lawyer can help victims and surviving family members seek damages for personal injuries,  medical treatment, lost union benefits, lost pay, and the pain and suffering created by this trauma. Oresky & Associates, pllc won a $1.85 Million settlement for a dump truck driver who was hit by a crane while he was inspecting...

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Should I Get A Lawyer For A Car Accident?

Hiring a lawyer just after a car accident could be helpful. We will fight for your rights, survey the scene of the accident, and help in any way that we can. Consider the following benefits of hiring a lawyer from our law firm soon after your car accident. A lawyer from our team can protect your rights You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car...

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Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?

You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. When you may be able to sue for a work-related injury Most employers in New York State must provide workers’ compensation for their employees. In exchange for this insurance, employers enjoy a certain level of protection from being sued....

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Are undocumented workers eligible for workers’ compensation?

Undocumented workers are eligible for workers’ compensation. Undocumented immigrants are protected by many of New York’s labor and employment statutes. This includes the right to file for workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured or fall ill on the job as a result of a covered incident. Know your rights about workers’ compensation as an undocumented worker Sometimes an employer may give you misleading information if you are not in the United States as a documented worker. You have the...

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What should I do after a car accident?

After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. What you do at the scene of a...

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How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?

If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. Seek medical attention First things first!  If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately.  If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called.  Tell the truth about how your accident happened, and don’t let others persuade you to tell...

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How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?

Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, which allows victims to seek financial compensation from liable medical professionals for their injuries. Malpractice occurs when a health care professional’s care deviates from...

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What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. What Is Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice includes surgical errors, failure to diagnose, and other departures. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses....

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Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. A lawyer from our team can assist with complex cases and help you seek the compensation you are entitled to. A personal injury lawyer can take the legal burden off your shoulders The two major issues at play...

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What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?

When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services, and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Prior results do not guarantee a future similar outcome. Choose an attorney who has experience with your type of accident Construction accidents, car...

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What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Personal injury lawyers handle insurance claims Many types of personal injury cases begin with an insurance claim. Depending on your accident, this may involve your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, another party’s automobile insurance, a renters or homeowners policy,  or business liability insurance. Your attorney will investigate your accident, determine liable parties,...

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Legal Protections for Injured Workers in Trades Related to Construction

New York’s Labor Law offers strong protections for workers employed in trades related to construction. If you suffer an on-the-job injury in New York City, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation. In addition, you may be able to hold the property owner, manager, or contractor accountable by filing a civil lawsuit against them. The workplace injury attorneys from Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you understand if you have a valid civil case after an injury in a construction-related...

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Labor Law 241

Construction accidents can have devastating consequences for a worker’s life. These accidents can cause broken bones, spinal cord damage, brain trauma, paralysis, and even amputations. If you were injured on the job in New York City, you should contact our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers, who can determine your options under the New York Labor Law. One of its most important provisions is Labor Law Section 241(6). At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have brought many claims under this law. We...

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