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Oresky & Associates, PLLC. Announces Sponsorship of the Otto Gonzalez Soccer League

Oresky & Associates, PLLC. Announces Sponsorship of the Otto Gonzalez Soccer League Jacob Oresky, Esq., the founding member of one of New York City’s most successful personal injury law firms, announced his firm’s sponsorship of the Otto Gonzalez Soccer League for children and adults living in New York City. The firm commenced its relationship with the league by donating 200 soccer league shirts for children who were in need of uniforms for the upcoming season. The league is based in...

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Oresky & Associates, PLLC., Sponsors the COPA Communidades Unidas Soccer Tournament

At Ferry Point Park, Bronx, New York on September 16, 2012 Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm in Bronx, NY If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We have two convenient locations in New York: Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Bronx Office 149 E 149th St Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 993-9999 Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Queens Office 104-01 Roosevelt Ave Queens,...

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Injuries From Falling Objects At Construction Sites

New York Labor Law §240(1) requires owners and general contractors to provide a safe place to work and to protect workers from sustaining injury due to falling objects. The New York Courts have recognized the danger to workers when objects are not properly lifted, lowered, or secured in place to prevent injury. The Courts have held building owners and general contractors 100% liable for injuries suffered by construction workers due to falling objects at a worksite. An injured worker who...

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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. “It is my pleasure to accept the award for sponsoring this year’s league championship team...

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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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