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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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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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Bronx Born Lawyer Wins Major Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit for Bronx Resident

Oresky & Associates, PLLC. Honored in Verdict Search’s TOP 10 NY VERDICTS for 2010 Oresky & Associates, PLLC., a Bronx-based personal injury law firm, is pleased to have been honored in Verdict Search’s Top 10 New York Verdicts for personal injury cases for 2010. Each year, the legal publication announces the ten highest personal injury verdicts in New York State. The distinction is considered an enormous achievement, one that extremely few law firms ever experience. Oresky & Associates, PLLC. represented...

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Miss Universe Pageant Rigged?

Evi Siskos and attorney Jacob Oresky ask for probe into allegations the title was bought. 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...

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When is the hot water in your apartment too hot?

When you reside in a multiple – dwelling, such as an apartment building, you have limited control over the heat and hot water delivered to your home. The boiler and related hot water – delivery accessories are in the basement’s boiler room, and this room is “off limits” to tenants. Only the superintendent and other agents of the owner, such as boiler repairmen, are allowed to enter the boiler room. The owner of a multiple-dwelling has a duty to maintain...

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