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Legal Protections for Injured Workers in Trades Related to Construction

New York’s Labor Law offers strong protections for workers employed in trades related to construction. If you suffer an on-the-job injury in New York City, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation. In addition, you may be able to hold the property owner, manager, or contractor accountable by filing a civil lawsuit against them. The workplace injury attorneys from Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you understand if you have a valid civil case after an injury in a construction-related...

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Labor Law 241

Construction accidents can have devastating consequences for a worker’s life. These accidents can cause broken bones, spinal cord damage, brain trauma, paralysis, and even amputations. If you were injured on the job in New York City, you should contact our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers, who can determine your options under the New York Labor Law. One of its most important provisions is Labor Law Section 241(6). At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have brought many claims under this law. We...

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Labor Law 240

Construction accidents often lead to severe injuries or even death in some tragic cases. If you have been injured at a job site in New York City, it is important to promptly consult a knowledgeable Queens or Bronx construction accident attorney. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have the knowledge and experience to carefully look into the circumstances of your accident and help you get the compensation that you are entitled to receive under the applicable laws. For example, New York Labor...

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Common Accident Report Forms for Workplace Injuries

One of your first actions after any type of workplace injury is to seek medical care. Your next step is to notify your supervisor, union representative, or another authorized individual about your injury, accident, or illness. You will complete one or more common accident report forms for workplace injuries. These work accident report forms are part of your obligation for reporting the injury and for helping you get benefits for which you may be eligible. Resources for Common Workplace Accident...

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How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?

Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically Results—financial value of settlements and awards Positive testimonials that speak to you We shall now explore the relevance of each of...

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Child killed by truck after exiting school bus in Orange Co.

KIRYAS JOEL, NY – A 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle in Orange County on Monday, the Hudson Valley Post reports. The incident happened shortly before 3:50 p.m. yesterday, when a meat delivery truck traveling south on DA Weider Boulevard made a left turn into an apartment building’s driveway and collided with the child as he was stepping off a school bus. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. New York State Police responding to...

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8 hospitalized after MTA bus crashes off Bronx overpass

BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – Eight people were sent to the hospital after an MTA bus careened off a busy Bronx overpass late Thursday night. According to the New York Post, the accident occurred at about 11:10 p.m. The driver of a Bx35 bus lost control of the vehicle as he was attempting to make a left turn off University Avenue to the George Washington Bridge, causing it to veer off the overpass. The accordion bus landed with its windshield...

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4 EMTs injured after 2 ambulances collide in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – Two ambulances collided in Prospect Lefferts Gardens last Monday night, resulting in injuries to four EMTs, WPIX reports. The crash was occurred within the intersection of Midwood Street and Brooklyn Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Firefighters say one EMT was transported to a local hospital while three others were treated for minor injuries at the scene of the crash. Video from the scene shows that one ambulance received front-end damage and came to rest in the roadway....

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1 child dead, 1 in critical condition after being struck by van in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – One child was killed and another hospitalized after they were struck by a van just seconds after it dropped them off at a yeshiva in Brooklyn last Monday morning. According to the New York Post, the accident occurred at about 9:20 a.m. in front of Yeshiva Ketana of Bensonhurst, within the 2000 block of 67th Street. The children were crossing in front of a 15-passenger van that had brought them from Staten Island. One of...

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How Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?

Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration...

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5 Major Crane Collapses & Their Resulting Settlements

There are few more terrifying events in the construction world than a crane collapsing. Any mishap involving these massive structures often results in significant injury or death. A crane accident lawyer can help victims and surviving family members seek damages for medical treatment, lost union benefits, lost pay, and the pain and suffering created by this trauma. Oresky & Associates, PLLC won has won $100s of Millions of Dollars in construction accident cases, including cases involving cranes, hoists, scaffolds, lifts,...

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Update: Elevator that killed Manhattan grocery store worker was illegally installed

MANHATTAN, NY, NY – Authorities have determined that the freight elevator that caused the death of a supermarket employee in Hell’s Kitchen earlier this month had been installed illegally, PIX 11 reports. This story is an update to our recent blog post. The fatal accident occurred on December 15. A 39-year-old employee of the Food Emporium on West 43rd Street was injured when a small freight elevator she was loading began rising while she was still inside it. She suffered...

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Construction worker killed, another injured when wall collapses at Brooklyn rowhouse

BROOKLYN, NY – One construction worker died and a second was injured when a wall collapsed at a residential property in Sunset Park. The FDNY received reports of an incident at 454 42nd Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. on December 28, as reported by Gothamist. A ten-foot retention wall in the rowhouse’s backyard collapsed, trapping multiple workers in the rubble. Emergency responders freed a seriously injured worker and took them to an area hospital for treatment. A second worker was...

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Bicyclist killed by MTA bus in Williamsburg

BROOKLYN, NY, NY – An MTA bus hit and killed a bicyclist in Williamsburg on the night of December 23, the New York Post reports. The bus and the cyclist were both traveling north on Graham Avenue when they collided near its intersection with Metropolitan Avenue shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Few details on the cause of the crash are available at this time. Emergency responders rushed the injured cyclist to Bellevue Hospital, where he died. AMNY identified him as...

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6 injured in Brooklyn when firetruck slams into car, building

BROOKLYN, NY, NY – Six people were injured Sunday when an FDNY firetruck responding to a call in Bath Beach struck a car and then caromed into a children’s clothing store. According to NBC News, the collision occurred in the Gravesend area at about 11:30 p.m. on December 20. A firetruck on its way to a blaze at 8750 Bay Parkway collided with an unspecified passenger vehicle and then crashed into Coquette Kids, located at 439 Avenue U. The car’s...

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