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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Celebration of International Migrant Day Sponsored by Oresky & Associates

Celebration of Ecuadorian culture held in Corona, Queens, to mark International Migrant Day and the Holiday Season On Saturday, December 14th, the Consulate General of Ecuador in New York hosted a celebration of Ecuadorian culture at Public School 19 in Corona, Queens, to mark United Nations International Migrants Day, which falls on December 18th. The event was scheduled to coincide with the completion of “Aprendiendo de mi Ecuador” – a three-month program sponsored by the Consulate General of Ecuador in...

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John Nonnenmacher, Happy Thanksgiving to Hard Working People!

In an expression of gratitude to our city’s construction workers for their hard work, attorney John Nonnemacher of Oresky & Associates, visited a number of sites in the Bronx where workers gathered, to give out turkey sandwiches in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. John was joined by members of the Oresky team who volunteered to help. The day was extremely cold, but the goodwill warmed the hearts of the workers and volunteer alike! We wish to give a special thanks...

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Common Workplace Injuries, What a Worker Needs to Know

Common Workplace Injuries, What a Worker Needs to Know New York City is alive with construction.  Construction sites are popping up all over the Bronx and Queens.  Construction workers are hard working men and women — they have built our homes, office buildings, our cities, and our country. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most frequently injured workers in the entire workforce. Because of the dangerous work they perform, such as working on ladders, scaffolds, and their exposure to...

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Work Injury Deaths by State Interactive Graphic

Unfortunately, deaths on worksites are a common occurrence across the country however some states have more deaths on job sites than others. We used data from OSHA and the US Department of Labor to figure out what states had the most deaths on job sites from the most recent available data. Construction sites are dangerous places, not only for civilians but for the people who work on the sites as well. The work is extremely physical and workers are often...

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Brooklyn Construction Accident Verdict For Drywall Worker from Ecuador $4.8 Million

Some of the most serious work accidents are construction related. Oresky & Associates, PLLC has extensive experience with construction site accident lawsuits. Our firm was recently successful in obtaining a $4.8 million verdict for an undocumented drywall worker from Ecuador who suffered serious injuries when scaffolding he was working on collapsed. Due to a delay  and lack of clear history in the medical care the victim received, there were disputes as to whether his back injury was pre-existing or caused...

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Electrician Falls From Roof during New York Construction, Accident Lawyers Settles for $6 Million

Falls are one of the most frequently occurring types of construction accidents. Fortunately for the people who work in these dangerous areas, New York’s Labor Laws provides strong protections for workers—and to protect their rights after a job-site injury. $6 Million Dollar New York Construction Accident Settlement A Brooklyn electrician in his late 40s was working toward the completion of a two-week project. His work took him to the roof of a commercial building that was under construction. Neither the building...

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