Accidents On Dangerous Sidewalks

New York City Administrative Code §7-210 requires property owners in the five boroughs to maintain abutting sidewalks in a reasonably safe condition to prevent injury. The New York Courts have held that cracked, broken, and uneven sidewalks are unsafe and pose a risk of injury to pedestrians. The Administrative Code requires property owners to repair cracked, broken, and uneven sidewalks around their property to prevent injury to anyone walking on the sidewalk. The Courts have held property owners, such as...

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Hazardous Openings At Construction Sites

New York Labor Law §240(1) requires owners and general contractors to provide a safe place to work and protect workers from sustaining injury due to certain types of hazards while engaged in construction. This includes protecting workers from falls through unprotected and unguarded openings in the floor at the worksite causing injury. The New York Courts have recognized the obvious risk of injury when working near an open hole in the floor. The Courts have held building owners and general...

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New York Construction Site Injuries-Electrical Shock and Electrocution

Under New York law, owners and general contractors on construction projects have a duty to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of injury due to electrical shock or exposure to electrical current. §200 of the New York state labor laws mandates that owners and general contractors provide a safe environment for construction workers and visitors, and imposes liability for any injuries sustained because of failure to meet this obligation. The statute imposes absolute liability for any injuries suffered, which...

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Law Office of Oresky & Associates, PLLC. to Receive Sponsorship Award

For Honduras Unidos Championship Soccer Team Club Deportivo Potrerillos Bronx, NY – The law firm Oresky & Associates, PLLC. with offices throughout New York City will receive an award for sponsoring the Honduras Unidos soccer league championship team Club Deportivo Potrerillos at a team championship dinner Friday, December 30, 2011 at 9pm at Union La Rincoena restaurant located at 586 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY. Make the right call, (718) 993-9999, and speak with an experienced accident lawyer or contact...

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New York Scaffolding and Ladder Accidents-Injuries Caused by Improperly Secured Devices

Under the New York statutes protecting construction workers from job-related accidents, owners and general contractors are required to “furnish or erect…scaffolding, hoists. stays…and other devices” to provide protection to workers employed in “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing a building or structure.” New York Labor Law § 240 (1) imposes absolute liability on contractors and owners for any injuries that result from violation of the law. Accordingly, if you have been injured because a contractor or owner has...

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New York Scaffolding and Ladder Accidents-Injuries Caused by Improper Hoisting

Under the New York State laws protecting construction workers from “on the job” accidents, owners and general contractors have a duty to “furnish or erect…scaffolding, hoists. stays…and other devices” to provide protection to workers employed in “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing a building or structure.” The New York courts have specifically addressed situations where construction workers have been hurt because of the absence or inadequacy of hoisting equipment. Under Labor Law § 240 (1), contractors and owners...

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New York Construction Site Injuries-What if You Fail to Follow a Safety Instruction?

New York labor law imposes absolute liability on owners or general contractors at construction sites, requiring that they “furnish or erect…scaffolding, hoists. stays…and other devices” to provide protection to workers employed in “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing a building or structure.” The law also requires owners or general contractors to take other steps to protect the safety of workers, including keeping a job site free of debris or other objects that can lead to injury (See Labor...

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Construction Site Building Accidents, Injuries to Workers and Pedestrians

Construction sites pose many risks for workers and bystanders. Many times during construction, demolition or renovation a structure may unexpectedly collapse, causing serious injury or even death. This may result from poor planning, failure to take necessary safety precautions, design, use of inadequate or defective building materials, or from the negligence of general contractors or subcontractors engaged in the work. When you or a loved one has been hurt because of a construction accident, including the collapse of a structure,...

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Accident Victims Can Recover From Hit & Run Car Accidents

Each year thousands of New York State residents become the innocent victims of hit & run car accidents. The hit and run car having fled the scene causes the innocent accident victim to believe that he or she is left without any recourse. Who is going to pay for the hospital bills? Who is going to pay for the accident victim=s lost wages and other incidental needs? Who is going to compensate the accident victim for his personal injuries? The...

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Choosing The Right Lawyer

by Jacob Oresky, Esq. I wanted to take this opportunity to advise my trusted clients that many accident victims are falling victim to dishonest and unethical doctors and lawyers offering cash or quick settlements. Most often these dishonest professionals end up cheating their clients, and provide poor legal and medical services. Some of them end up in prison and/or lose their licenses. I am certain that you must know an accident victim that was approached at the scene of an...

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation under Section 240

New York Labor Law for Injuries Received in a Fall From a Ladder or Scaffold Ladders are often utilized to perform certain work on homes or buildings, such as window repair or replacement, roofing, siding, gutter cleaning or replacement, and other work on the exterior of a building or house. In some cases, ladders are used as scaffolds or to support a make-shift scaffold. When ladders are used properly, a worker can safely perform the required work at most heights....

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THE ADVOCATE By Jacob Oresky, Esq.

Representing Your Interests Is Our Privilege! Broken Sidewalks, Snow & Ice Cases: Many clients call our office about trips and falls on broken sidewalks, as well as slips and falls on snow and ice. Instead of telling one client at a time, I thought that this information would be helpful to everyone: BROKEN SIDEWALK CASES: In New York City the owner of real property next to any sidewalk has a duty to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition....

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CLIENT ALERT!!!

Dear Clients, Many accident victims are being cheated by dishonest schemes designed to cheat accident victims out of millions of dollars! If you have friends or family that have been or may be injured on the job please read this. THE BOSS: After a construction accident or any accident, “THE BOSS” comes by and tells the accident victim to give a false name and information to the hospital, and that he (THE BOSS) will pay for lost wages, medical bills,...

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You May Be Entitled to More Compensation than Workers’ Compensation for a Workplace Accident

Workplace injuries are common occurrences. Workers’ compensation laws are enacted to ensure you can receive compensation for your workplace injuries. New York workers’ compensation laws are very complex, and if you were injured on the job or in the workplace, you should retain an experienced New York worker’s compensation attorney to ensure your rights are fully protected and that you are receiving all the benefits to which you are entitled. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC., we work with an extensive...

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation after a Scaffold Accident

Scaffolding is necessary to perform certain work at great heights. When scaffolding is properly and securely assembled and placed, a worker can safely perform his or her work. However, when scaffolding is not properly constructed, or is otherwise unsafe, scaffolding accidents and falls can occur which result in serious injury or death. In New York, there are laws in place to protect workers who utilize a scaffold to perform their work. Section 240 of the New York Labor Laws states...

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