Teenager Hurt in Hit and Run Car Accident

A Queens teenager suffered injuries after being hit by a driver who fled the scene on foot. Authorities are looking for the driver and others who were in the car. Witnesses of the June 5 pedestrian hit-and-run accident saw the SUV, which police say was stolen, speeding in the wrong direction down the one-way street before hitting the teen and then a parked car. The collision caused the teen to flip onto the SUV’s hood before he fell onto nearby...

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5 Things to Do If You’re in a Car Accident

We hope you never are injured in a car accident. However, statistics show that people are involved in at least two motor vehicle accidents during their lifetime. If, or when, this happens to you, you should be prepared. Here is our advice on the top 5 things to do if you are involved or injured in an auto accident: Seek Medical Attention. Whether you are severely injured or just shaken up after an auto accident, make sure you have a...

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Bronx Security Guard Killed by Falling Glass at Construction Site

A Bronx security guard died after a piece of glass tipped over and fell on him at his workplace in Midtown, Manhattan on May 26, reports News 12 in the Bronx. The New York Fire Department responded to a call for a construction-related accident at 10:30 a.m. Harry Ramnauth was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital after an 8-foot by 14-foot piece of glass crushed him. How the Accident Occurred The accident occurred as construction workers attempted to move...

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Three Injured in Scaffold Collapse in Brooklyn

A huge chunk of the scaffolding around a building in Brooklyn fell to the ground last month, causing injury to two pedestrians and a construction worker. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 14, near the Borough Hall subway station near Joralemon and Court Street. According to a witness, who operates a food truck across the street from the building, workers were dismantling the scaffold when it came apart, with pieces falling on two pedestrians who were walking by. The building...

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National Safety Council Declares April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Council Addresses Common Cause of Injury and Death on Roadways We live in an age of distraction…there are countless ways that our attention can be drawn away from the task at hand. It’s almost never of benefit to us, but it can be deadly when we’re behind the wheel. Consider some of the statistics: More than four out of ten people confess that they talk on their phones while driving 16.3% say they send or read text messages while behind...

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JOHN J. NONNENMACHER WINS $6.5+ MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKER INJURED IN SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT

On January 16, 2015 the plaintiff, a 29 year old undocumented construction worker was injured at a construction site when the scaffold he was working on collapsed. At the time of this construction accident, the plaintiff was performing taping work to the ceiling on the third floor of the building. His employer had provided him with a flimsy scaffold that did not reach the ceiling. The workers had to place an A-frame ladder on top of the scaffold to perform...

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Oresky & Associates Gets $2.5 Million Family of Construction Worker

Experienced New York City Construction Accident Attorneys Obtain Settlement in Excavation Accident Claim The law offices of Oresky & Associates, PLLC secured a $2,500,000 settlement for the family of a 22-year-old New York City construction worker who was killed on a jobsite when a trench collapsed on him. Oresky & Associates brought a lawsuit against the property owner and the general contractor, on behalf of the estate of the deceased worker, alleging negligence in the excavation and shoring of the...

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Construction Worker in Tappan Crushed by Debris Chute that Became Detached

Oresky & Associates, PLLC., construction accident lawyers, representing accident victims for over 25 years. Call us for a free consultation at 718-993-9999. Once again, area news reports are covering another serious injury suffered by a construction worker. In this most recent case, a man was crushed under the weight of a debris chute that became detached while workers tried to clear a clog in the chute. Construction accidents can happen for lots of different reasons, but many times they happen...

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NY Court Enters Liability Judgment in Favor of a Construction Worker Hurt by a Chunk of Falling ‘Sludge

Oresky & Associates, PLLC., construction accident lawyers, representing accident victims for over 25 years. Call us for a free consultation at 718-993-9999. There can be numerous different ways that you can get hurt while working at your construction job. Statistics show that falling objects are the second-most common source of construction injuries. When you are hurt by a falling object, there may be a variety of ways that the law allows you to seek compensation for your injuries. To find out...

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New York City Construction Worker’s Eye Injury Lawsuit Results in $1.5 Million Settlement

Oresky & Associates, PLLC., construction accident lawyers, representing accident victims for over 25 years. Call us for a free consultation at 718-993-9999. New York law says that you, as a construction worker, are entitled to a safe workplace. The project’s general contractor and the site’s owner have a legal duty to provide construction workers with a work space that follows safety regulations. The New York statutes explicitly command that all “machinery, equipment and devices” must “provide reasonable and adequate protection”...

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Safety Statistics Show that Construction Remains One of the Riskiest Jobs to Work

Oresky & Associates, PLLC., construction accident lawyers, representing accident victims for over 25 years. Call us for a free consultation at 718-993-9999. The federal government has compiled its workplace safety statistics for 2016, and, once again, construction was among the most dangerous workplaces in America. After several years of declining injuries and deaths, the number of accidents and fatalities has seen an uptick in recent years. According to OSHA, 2016 was no different, since the number of deaths occurring in...

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First New York City Construction Death of 2018 Followed by a Second Mere Hours Later

Oresky & Associates, PLLC., are construction accident lawyers, representing accident victims for over 25 years. Call us for a free consultation at 718-993-9999. For three weeks into the new year, New York City had made it through with no fatal construction accidents. Unfortunately, that changed on Jan. 23, as the city logged its first two construction deaths of 2018. This marks the second time in less than six months when multiple construction deaths happened on one day. As with the...

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How the State’s Industrial Regulations Can Help You Succeed in Your New York Construction Accident Case

Oresky & Associates, PLLC., construction accident lawyers, representing accident victims for over 25 years, call us for a free consultation at 718-993-9999. If you’ve been hurt working at a construction site, you may know that you should be entitled to receive some sort of compensation for your injuries. You may not know, however, how much your award should be, and you may not know how to go about getting that compensation that you deserve. This is where a knowledgeable New...

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Construction Worker in Chelsea Dies After Being Hit by Falling Metal Scaffolding Bracket

Oresky & Associates, PLLC., construction accident lawyers, representing accident victims for over 25 years, call us for a free consultation 718-993-9999 New York law provides that you, as a construction worker, are entitled to a safe work site. When corners are cut, safety is compromised, and workers suffer as a result. If you have been injured in a construction accident, or if you have a loved one who was killed in a construction accident, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit...

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Winning Your Case When You Trip and Fall on a New York Sidewalk

To schedule your free case evaluation, call us at 718-993-9999 or contact us online. We serve clients  throughout the NYC area, as well as on Long Island and in Westchester County. Unfortunately, New York City and the surrounding areas contain many potential dangers for pedestrians. One of those dangers can occur when a sidewalk is not properly maintained. An improperly maintained sidewalk can become uneven, cracked, or otherwise potentially harmful for those using it. If you trip and fall on...

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