Stolen Box Truck Hits Multiple Cars, Killing One

QUEENS, NY – A 37-year-old man driving a stolen box truck collided with multiple vehicles, killing a Queens father of five. Source: Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News The multi-vehicle collision occurred on Tuesday, June 20, at approximately 1:15 p.m. According to the New York Daily News, Ramon Pena stole an unattended moving truck from Tall Boy Dynamic Moving Services Inc. The truck was left near 101st Avenue in Jamaica with keys still in the ignition. Pena fled with the...

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Amazon truck crash injures four, kills infant

CRANBURY, NY – An Amazon Prime shipping truck struck the back of a vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike Friday night, killing a young boy and injuring four others in the accident. The crash occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24. According to NJ.com, New York trucker Euclides R. Santos, 53, was driving an Amazon Prime tractor-trailer south on the New Jersey Turnpike. Santos crashed into the back of another car traveling south near mile marker 69 in Cranbury....

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Garden City worker injured after fall from roof

GARDEN CITY, NY – A worker suffered serious injuries on Tuesday morning after falling off the roof at the Covanta Plant. (Courtesy Nassau County Police Department) The incident occurred at 10:45 a.m. on June 23. A 53-year-old construction worker was repairing the roof at the Covanta waste-to-energy plant at 600 Merchants Concourse. The worker fell through an open hatch and plummeted 20 feet to a lower level of the roof. The Nassau County Police and the Westbury Fire Department arrived...

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Two injured when flatbed truck overturns on RFK

BRONX, NY – A rented flatbed truck overturned on the RFK on Tuesday afternoon, spilling steel girders across the highway and injuring two people. Workers load steel girders onto a flatbed truck after another truck overturned, dumping tons of steel onto the roadway of Interstate 87 from the RFK Bridge. (Photo by Todd Maisel) On June 23, two men rented a Penske flatbed truck to transport several tons of steel from Queens to the Bronx. AM NY reports that at...

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Three Construction Workers Injured In Roof Collapse

BLACK RIVER, NY – A roof collapsed on a construction site, injuring three workers, one of whom is in critical condition. (Source: State Police) The accident occurred on Wednesday, June 24. Several construction workers were setting roof trusses on the Black River Plumbing, Heating, & AC building, located at 29642 County Route 50. Intense gusts of wind displaced the trusses and caused the roof to collapse, according to WWNYTV. Lee Tricky, 38, was working on the roof as it collapsed. He...

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MTA Bus Hits, Kills Cyclist in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, NY – An MTA bus struck and killed a woman riding her bicycle on the Upper East Side on Tuesday morning, The 19-year-old victim was riding her bicycle on the road near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 59th Street. Fox 5 New York, reports that the cyclist crossed into the bus lane at approximately 9:00 a.m. and was hit by a BXM10 MTA bus. Witnesses reported that the cyclist hit the right-rear bus wheel, which caused her to...

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Freight elevator accident injures three

BROOKLYN, NY – A construction platform inside a freight elevator collapsed on Monday morning, injuring three workers. 1010 WINS reports that the accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. on June 15. Three elevator mechanics were working on a building under construction at 170 Tillery Street. They were standing on a temporary platform in an elevator shaft when the platform collapsed underneath them. The workers were located near the fourth floor of the building when the platform gave way. All three fell down...

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Cyclist killed in collision with box truck in the Bronx

BRONX, NY – On Thursday afternoon, a box truck struck and killed a cyclist in the Bronx. Police investigate a crash Thursday involving a bicyclist and a box truck on Park Ave. between E. 137th and E. 138th streets in Mott Haven, the Bronx. (Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News) The NY Daily News reported that around 5:00 p.m. on June 11, a 20-ft box truck hit a cyclist. The accident occurred as the freightliner was leaving a commercial garage and turned onto...

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Construction worker killed in forklift accident at Queens mosque

Queens, NY – A construction worker in Queens was killed when the forklift he was operating overturned on top of him, the New York Daily News reports. The unidentified 32-year-old man was working outside a Queens Village mosque at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his forklift and was thrown from the cab. Horrified onlookers told police that the forklift landed on top of the construction worker, crushing him beneath it. Authorities pronounced the man dead at...

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Seven People Ejected From Vehicle In Moving Van Accident in Queens

QUEENS, NY – A moving van overturned on Tuesday morning, throwing seven people from the back of the van and critically injuring three. A Jamaica Moving and Storage van crashed at approximately 3:30 a.m. on June 2nd. Per QNS, the van overturned while heading east on Belt Parkway near 84th Street. The force of the accident broke open the van’s rear doors, ejecting seven people who were sitting in the back. The occupants were thrown across the highway; several landed in...

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Oresky & Associates, PLLC., Accident Attorneys, works with Bronx and Queens Food Banks during the 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic

During these unprecedented times, the Bronx and Queens have been devastated by COVID-19 and the ramifications of the global pandemic. Imagine living through this pandemic and not having access to food.  Many Bronx and Queens families were struggling for survival before and now are placed in a situation of not being able to work and earn enough money to buy groceries and put food on the table.  Food banks have been rapidly depleted based upon the increased demand and the...

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Oresky & Associates, PLLC, – sharing important information about resources available to Bronx, Queens and New York City residents during COVID-19

There’s a lot of misinformation out there that is making the lives of many residents of New York City more difficult during this already difficult time. 1. We’ve heard that people are not seeking necessary medical attention because of their immigration status. The City will provide medical care no matter what your immigration status is and whether you can pay for it or not. Seeking or using healthcare services related to COVID-19 will NOT impact your ability to apply for...

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Undocumented Workers Have a Right to Workers’ Compensation & Lawsuits Against Responsible Third Parties If Injured at Work

It is important to know that undocumented workers have a right to recover workers’ compensation and to file  third-party lawsuits if they are injured at work. Immigration status does not affect your ability to recover compensation for your injuries. Undocumented Workers Are Often Handling Dangerous Jobs For an undocumented worker, employment conditions can be difficult. Employers may hire undocumented workers for dangerous jobs because they have a difficult time filling the positions. Workers in a union may not be able...

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Workers’ Compensation vs Lawsuit

The personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. have been helping clients and their families across New York City as well as on Long Island and in Westchester get the financial compensation they deserve following construction site accidents for more than 20 years. Workers’ Compensation Claims and Third-Party Lawsuits in New York Construction Accidents We have won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured clients in New York City. Some notable settlements and jury verdicts that have been achieved...

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Rights of Roofers Injured In Fall Accidents

If you or a loved one has been injured in a roofing accident, you need an experienced attorney by your side to help you through the difficult legal system ahead.  New York Labor Law 240(1) protects those working on a roof who suffer a fall due to a failure to have proper protection.  Contractors, employers and commercial owners are responsible to provide roofers with fall protection equipment. A roofer injured in a fall from the roof, a roof collapse, fall...

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