Almost 100 years ago, as skyscrapers increasingly appeared along the New York City skyline, state legislators passed a new law designed to protect workers who increasingly found themselves working far above the ground. Known as the Scaffold Law, New York Labor Law §240 mandates that certain safety precautions be taken to minimize the risk of . . .
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The construction industry has one of the highest worker injury rates of any occupation. Injured workers are almost always entitled to Workers' Compensation which pays for medical expenses and lost wages, however they may also be entitled to money damages from responsible parties, other than their employer such as the owner and general contractor . . .
In response to a large increase in worker deaths in the last fiscal year, changes to the status quo are being proposed. Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater NY, said it is a priority to get legislation passed requiring workers on buildings over ten stories to participate in a Department of Labor . . .
A drop in available site-safety engineers combined with a huge upswing in construction in New York City has led to an increase in the number of laborers dying at construction sites. "Eighteen workers died during the last federal fiscal year. . . That's up from twelve during the previous 12 months and seven the year before that, according to the . . .
Rafael Pineda,* former news anchor at Univision, WXTV, and spokesperson for Oresky & Associates, pllc. had the opportunity to interview a construction worker, who was badly injured in a demolition accident. The construction worker, who immigrated to New York from Ecuador told Rafael Pineda on camera how he was very satisfied with the way he was . . .
Our own Carlos J. Figueroa, paralegal at Oresky & Associates, pllc. for over 21 years, and friend to over 1,000 clients, was honored as one of New York's twenty-four most outstanding Latino men on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the annual El Awards luncheon. The honor, sponsored by El Diario La Prensa, celebrates the accomplishments, leadership . . .
On Tuesday, May 06, 2014, Joshua Goldblatt, Esq., a trial attorney at Oresky & Associates, pllc., won a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff, a back seat taxi cab passenger, when the cab was involved in a collision with another car. After the car accident our client was taken by ambulance to Lincoln Hospital and discharged from the emergency . . .
The girlfriend of Michael Schechel, the wrong-way driver on the Tappan Zee Bridge who killed a woman and injured her husband, has racked up more than $400,000 in medical bills from injuries sustained in the July crash and continues to pursue legal action against Schechel. Luz Hoffman, a passenger in Schechel's Ford Explorer, has asked a court to . . .