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How Many Construction Workers Die on Average Each Year?

Construction accident statistics clearly demonstrate that construction worksites are dangerous places. They are frequently the location of fatal accidents with all manner of causes. Increasing regulatory oversight and stiff penalties for safety violations have helped reduce accidents over the years. However, construction site deaths remain common. For the past few years, annual deaths in the industry have been at or near 1000. What Are Common Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents? In the construction industry, a sizable percentage of all fatal...

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Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a Bronx Construction Site?

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer for an injury sustained on a Bronx construction site. With very few exceptions, employers are only responsible for workers’ compensation coverage for a work-related injury. However, you may have a third-party claim for damages caused by a construction accident. Let’s look at the differences between a workers’ comp claim and a lawsuit for a construction injury. Workers’ Compensation For a Construction Site Injury Unless your employer intentionally injured you on a construction...

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Bronx, NY?

Construction jobs are among the most deadly in the U.S., and accidents can happen in many ways. Heavy equipment, uneven surfaces, work being done several stories in the air, and tools that can cut, shoot nails or even dispense fire make many jobs sites inherently hazardous. In 2020, there were 484 construction-related accidents in NYC. Staying safe in the workplace means being aware of some of the more common causes of construction accidents. Falling The leading cause of construction site...

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Avoiding Electrical Shock Accidents & What To Do If You Get Shocked

Electrical shock accidents are one of the most prevalent types of injuries in commercial and residential settings each year. Roughly 5% of the patients admitted to burn units in the United States each year are electrical shock accident victims. Furthermore, even non-fatal electrical shocks can cause grave, life-changing injuries. There are some professions and circumstances where you are more likely to encounter enough dangerous electricity that a shock can lead to life-changing injuries or death. Many electrical injuries result in significant time away from the job,...

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5 Crane Collapses & Their Resulting Settlements

There are few more terrifying events than a construction 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 personal injuries,  medical treatment, lost union benefits, lost pay, and the pain and suffering created by this trauma. Oresky & Associates, pllc won a $1.85 Million settlement for a dump truck driver who was hit by a crane while he was inspecting...

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How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?

If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. Seek medical attention First things first!  If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately.  If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called.  Tell the truth about how your accident happened, and don’t let others persuade you to tell...

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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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