A huge chunk of the scaffolding around a building in Brooklyn fell to the ground last month, causing injury to two pedestrians and a construction worker. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 14, near the Borough Hall subway station near Joralemon and Court Street. According to a witness, who operates a food truck across the street from the . . .
On January 16, 2015 the plaintiff, a 29 year old undocumented construction worker was injured at a construction site when the scaffold he was working on collapsed. At the time of this construction accident, the plaintiff was performing taping work to the ceiling on the third floor of the building. His employer had provided him with a flimsy . . .
The collapse of a scaffold, or a fall from scaffolding, can have serious consequences. If you have been injured in a scaffold accident, you need an experienced scaffold accident lawyer. The steps you take immediately after a scaffold accident can have a significant impact on your ability to pay for your medical expenses and seek lost wages through . . .
When you're injured on a construction job, there are many things that you'll have "on your plate." One thing you should not overlook is your legal claim for damages as a result of the harm you suffered. This is one area in which experienced legal counsel can be very helpful to you. Success in your claim may require several things, including . . .
A New York construction worker secured a victory in his construction accident case after the Appellate Division upheld a lower court's decision in his favor. The defense in the case attempted to portray the accident as one in which the injured worker was to blame, but the courts did not accept these arguments because of the strength of the . . .
Oresky & Associates, pllc. represented a construction worker that was injured in a 20 foot fall from a suspension scaffold in a Brooklyn jury trial. The plaintiff at the time of his accident had been performing pointing work, when the scaffold he was working on collapsed. Building inspectors that visited the accident scene shortly after the . . .
Falls from ladders are an occupational hazard of professional painters who, more often than not, have to use a ladder to paint walls, houses, ceilings or any other structure more than a few feet off the ground. If a painter was injured on the job from falling from a ladder or scaffold, then medical expenses and partial lost earnings are generally . . .
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 . . .
A drywall taper was badly hurt when he lost his balance and fell off a pipe scaffold. There was no safety railing behind him on the scaffold, and he had not been provided with a safety belt, harness or any other safety gear. Falls from ladders and scaffolds can be deadly, but they can also be prevented. The scaffold accident lawyers at Oresky . . .
New York's scaffold law requires building owners and general contractors to provide workers with safe scaffolds, hoists, harnesses and other appropriate personal protection equipment to use when working at elevations. There are three key components to this law that can apply to your work environment: It applies to more than scaffolds. It . . .