Three Week Construction Accident Trial Results In $2.75 Million Dollar Settlement

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 accident found that the scaffold was improperly constructed. The employer disputed how the accident occurred, and claimed that the plaintiff did not fall off...

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5 Week Long Trial in Brooklyn Ends with Nearly $2 Million Verdict for Nurse’s Aid with Soft Tissue Injuries from Van Accident

Our client suffered soft tissue injuries to her knee, neck and back as a back seat passenger in a rear end van accident. Both the insurance company and the lawyers for the defendants insisted that any recovery for her soft tissue injuries would be minimal. We fought hard for our client during nearly five weeks of trial, and the jury awarded her $1,943,000 in compensation. The jury felt that her pain and suffering alone was worth $1.8 million. If you...

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Why It’s Essential That You Seek Medical Care Immediately after a Motor Vehicle Accident

Why It’s Essential That You Seek Medical Care Immediately after a Motor Vehicle Accident Whether you’ve been in a serious auto accident or a fender-bender, if injured, it’s critical that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident. Don’t think that because you’re still moving under your own power that you won’t experience debilitating injuries as a result of the crash. Whether it’s a trip to the emergency room at the hospital, a stop at an urgent...

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Are You Limited to Workers’ Compensation after a Construction Site Injury?

Are You Limited to Workers’ Compensation after a Construction Site Injury? When you have been hurt on a residential or commercial construction site, one of your first steps will typically be to file for benefits under New York Workers’ Compensation laws. A good question to ask is whether this is your only recourse after an accident on a construction project? What other options may be available to you? The Purpose of Workers’ Compensation The New York Workers’ Compensation laws were...

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Joshua Goldblatt, Esq. of the Firm Receives A $1,943,000 Verdict From A Brooklyn Jury

Jacob Oresky, Esq. is proud to announce that on April 4, 2017 trial attorney Joshua Goldblatt, Esq. of the firm received a $1,943,000 verdict from a Brooklyn jury in favor of his client, a nursing home worker, that was injured in an ambulance accident while transporting a resident. The client suffered a knee injury with arthroscopic surgery along with neck, back and shoulder injuries as a result of the accident. The insurance company prior to the jury’s verdict had offered...

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Liga Deportiva Estudiantil Banquet

Attorney Jacob Oresky met with Dino Dominguez on Monday March 13, 2017, the president of Liga Deportiva Estudiantil to discuss the upcoming soccer season, which marked the league’s 45th anniversary. Jacob Oresky agreed to sponsor the soccer league, and in addition to sponsor 14 of the league’s soccer teams which play in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, New York

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Does Worker Negligence Affect a Scaffold Injury Claim in NY?

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 general contractor to “furnish or erect scaffolding, hoists, stays…and other devices” to provide protection to workers employed in “erection, demolition,...

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The New York Scaffold Law—An Introduction

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 injury to workers in accidents involving scaffolding. New York labor law §240 requires that owners and contractors construct, place or operate scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders,...

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10 Tips to Avoid Being Injured at Work

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 hazardous areas, and potential hazardous situations. Keep Correct Posture To Protect Your Back – If you work sitting down, keep your...

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Do I Have An Accident Case or Workers’ Compensation Case?

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 use to a body part. You can receive this money even if you never missed time from work or if you’ve already returned...

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Slip And Falls On Snow And Ice: Who Is Liable?

Severe winter conditions create the prospect of weather-related slip and fall accidents. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits each year. In many of these cases, people are injured when they slip and fall on walkways that are not properly kept free of ice or snow. Slip and falls on icy and snowy surfaces can involve pedestrians and outdoor workers. If you slip on an icy sidewalk and are injured, you may be able to recover for...

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Accident Tips from Jacob Oresky

Accident Tips from Jacob Oresky

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Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?

Protection gear such as harnesses can possibly save your life when you work at heights. But if your harness is not properly inspected prior to use, you could be putting your life in danger. You must always follow the recommendations of the manufacturer of the gear for inspections and maintenance. You can find some of these recommendations for inspection here. If you have been injured due to equipment malfunction while performing construction, painting, plumbing, repairs or related types of work...

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Brooklyn Building Accident Lawyers | Snow and Ice

Experienced Building Accident Lawyers for Brooklyn Snowy and Icy Conditions | Slippery Sidewalks, Driveways and Parking Lots |Broken Steps, Stairs or Sidewalks | Failure to Shovel| Slip and Fall Accidents In January in Brooklyn, snow and ice are pretty much a given, and can pose a serious risk of injury. Under the law, property owners and managers, as well as landlords and certain tenants, have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to ensure that you don’t face unnecessary risk when...

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Is The Water In Your Shower Too Hot?

When the hot water temperature in a building fluctuates into extreme temperatures, it creates dangerous conditions for tenants. If you are taking a shower or a bath you can receive severe burns because of scalding hot water. At 140°, water takes only a few seconds to cause third-degree burns, which penetrate the skin and can create permanent scarring. Landlords have a duty to make sure that the faucet water in their buildings consistently stays within safe temperature limits. When they...

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