Virtually any type of injury can occur in the workplace or while performing your job. However, certain injuries are more common than others. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are the top 10 most common workplace injuries: Sprains and strains led the most common workplace injury list by a wide margin, accounting . . .
Jacob Oresky, Esq. is proud to announce that he successfully negotiated a $1.8M settlement for one of his firm's clients, a Bronx dump truck driver who sustained serious injuries after he was struck by a crane and fell from the truck's ladder. The truck driver had climbed onto the ladder to inspect the load of scrap metal that the crane had . . .
One of the most common causes of injury on a construction site is a fall from a height. That may involve working on roofs, sidewalk bridges, scaffolds or ladders. Because of concerns about the risk of injury to workers on high rise construction projects, the New York legislature enacted Labor Law 240 (the Scaffold Law), which requires an owner or . . .
Whether you work in an office or at a construction site, safety should be your number one priority. Oresky & Associates, pllc. would like to give you the following safety tips: Be Aware Of Your Surroundings – Know the particular hazards of your job or workplace. Once you've learned these risks, you are able to keep clear of potential . . .
Most first time callers are not certain whether they have an accident case or Workers' Compensation case through their employer's insurance company or both. Simply stated, through Workers' Compensation if you are injured on the job, you may make a claim for medical expenses, lost wages, and in certain cases an award for a scheduled loss of . . .
Falls Cause Catastrophic Injuries or Death Falls from scaffolds, ladders, windows, ledges, girders, ropes, hoists or other structures can cause sprains, strains or a broken limb at best; or traumatic head injuries, spinal cord fractures, facial fractures and other internal injuries at worst, if the worker does survive. If a worker is fortunate . . .
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 . . .
People in the right places are starting to take notice of a disturbing trend. The media has begun reporting more stories about construction related accidents in New York City. Construction workers, many of whom are in the United States illegally, are suffering horrible injuries at worksites across New York City because of a lack of proper safety . . .
In Midtown Manhattan a five-story townhouse undergoing demolition collapsed. The site which is the future home of the Aloft New York Midtown Hotel is owned by industry giant Starwood. At the time of the collapse there were 19 workers inside the building. Unfortunately, only 18 made it out alive. Pedro Bacilio was killed in the collapse and Kairo . . .
The work environment can be a very dangerous one. Unfortunately, the Bronx was reminded of this fact again on August 5, 2014, when a contractor of the Metropolitan Transit Authority was crushed by a 2,700-pound battery and died. According to the Daily News, the contractor was unloading a crate containing a battery from a truck at the Throgs Neck . . .