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Building Collapse Lawyer in BronxWere you injured in a building collapse on a construction site in the Bronx, New York? You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and/or damages in a personal injury lawsuit. The Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can help you maximize your financial recovery.

Since 1992, we’ve been fierce advocates for injured construction laborers across New York City. We’re top-rated and award-winning for an important reason: we get results for our clients. Our law firm has successfully obtained more than $400 Million in financial awards.

Now that you’ve been hurt in a building collapse, our attorneys are here to get you top results, too. Contact our law office serving the Bronx, NY, or talk to us at (718) 993-9999 to get started with a free case evaluation. Our team is standing by to take your call right now.

How Our Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Building Collapse Accident

How Our Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Building Collapse AccidentAs a construction worker, you have an incredibly dangerous job. And even though New York has some of the best legal protections in place for construction laborers, serious and catastrophic accidents like building collapses still happen.

When they do, you probably won’t have the time or energy to figure out how to get all of the money you need and deserve. And you shouldn’t have to. You should have the opportunity to focus on getting better and getting back to work.

That’s where our Bronx construction accident attorneys can help.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC will handle every aspect of your construction accident case:

  • Investigate your building collapse accident to determine what caused it and how it could have been prevented
  • Gather evidence to show that your injuries are a result of the building collapse
  • Determine who’s at fault for the accident and your resulting injuries
  • Help you recover maximum benefits from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy and file a lawsuit if you have the right to do so

Put experience, a depth of knowledge of New York’s construction laws, and extensive experience in your corner. Call our law office in the Bronx to arrange your free consultation today.

How Common Are Building Collapse Accidents?

To be fair, building collapse accidents aren’t all that common. Every year, there are a handful of building collapse accidents reported in the Bronx and across all five NYC boroughs.

In July 2021, two construction workers were injured when a three-story structure under renovation in Brooklyn collapsed.

In August 2021, the front of a building in the Bronx collapsed, crashing onto protective scaffolding on the sidewalk. No serious injuries were reported at the time of the incident.

In August 2021, one worker was killed, and five others were injured when a building under construction in the Norwood section of the borough collapsed.

In January 2022, a fire in the Bronx left one woman dead and injured several others when the fire weakened the structure.

Despite the fact that they’re not as common as other types of construction accidents, the potential threat of a collapse is still significant.

What Causes Building Collapse Accidents in the Bronx?

Many factors can contribute to a building collapse in the Bronx, including:

  • Poor design or engineering
  • Defective foundation
  • Defective materials and equipment
  • Defective machinery
  • Errors made during demolition or construction
  • Fire damage
  • Water damage
  • Failure to comply with NYC building codes
  • Inexperienced laborers
  • Violations of OSHA safety regulations

In theory, building collapse accidents shouldn’t happen. When they do, it’s almost always because someone is negligent.

Who Can Be Liable For a Building Collapse Accident in the Bronx?

While your primary source of compensation after a building collapse construction accident will be workers’ compensation, you may also have the right to file a lawsuit. This is true if a third party is negligent or a company is strictly liable for a piece of defective equipment or machinery.

Potentially liable parties in a third-party lawsuit could include:

  • Property owners
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Project managers
  • Manufacturers

Pursuing workers’ compensation benefits and damages in a lawsuit can help to ensure that you are awarded all of the money you need after you get hurt.

Building Collapse Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries and Death

Common injuries reported after building collapse accidents in the Bronx include:

Always seek medical care as soon as you can after a construction accident involving a building collapse in the Bronx.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Bronx Construction Accident Lawyer After a Building Collapse

You only have a limited time to file a claim for workers’ compensation or file a lawsuit after a building collapse accident in the Bronx, New York. Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC, for help getting the money you deserve.

Our Bronx building collapse lawyers are ready to fight for you. To get started, all you have to do is contact our law office to set up a free case evaluation. We’re always available to help – 24/7/365.

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