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Oresky & Associates, PLLC., New York Accident Attorneys Win $3.25 Million for Drywall Taper Injured in Scaffold Fall

A drywall taper, working on a scaffold, fell and seriously injured his shoulder and back when he lost his balance and fell off a baker’s scaffold. The scaffold was put together without necessary guard rails. Drywall work can be dangerous, and contractors sometimes skimp on worker safety. This could have been just another sad story about the dangers of construction work, except for the fact that the worker came to the New York accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC.....

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How an Undocumented Construction Worker Can Still Receive Compensation after a Fall

Some people think that undocumented construction workers have no legal rights. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many construction workers in New York are working without papers, and they do the hardest, dirtiest and most dangerous work, often only a step away from terrible injury. Oresky & Associates, PLLC. recovered $8 million for an illegal alien who fell from a scaffold at a construction site*. He was badly hurt and broke his ankle, and required back surgery twice. Don’t...

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New York Construction Accident Attorneys Win Damages for Undocumented Workers

In New York, undocumented construction workers have the right to recover damages for personal injuries suffered in construction accidents, including falls from ladders, scaffolds and buildings. In addition, undocumented workers have the right to receive Workers’ Compensation. Regardless of your legal status in New York, workers injured on the job have a right to recover medical costs, lost wages and, in many cases, monetary damages for pain and suffering from third parties. Do not be afraid if your employer threatens...

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Why Construction Painting Is Dangerous Work

Construction painters who apply paint, stain or any other coating to buildings or bridges are covered by the laws protecting construction workers in New York. It is dangerous work, with a risk of death or serious bodily injury. Like many other construction workers, painters risk injuries or death from falls from scaffolds and ladders. But there are also special dangers from exposure to toxic paints and solvents and lead poisoning. If you or a loved one has been injured in...

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3 Things You Should Know about New York’s Scaffold Law

New York’s scaffold law requires building owners and general contractors to provide workers with safe scaffolds, hoists, harnesses and other appropriate personal protection equipment to use when working at elevations. There are three key components to this law that can apply to your work environment: It applies to more than scaffolds. It requires that contractors supply personal equipment such as harnesses and training about how to use the equipment. It allows workers to recover damages from subcontractors, contractors and building...

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Victims of Scaffolding Accidents Need an Experienced Accident Attorney to Fight for Their Rights

Any job that involves scaffolding in the New York City area carries with it great risks. We were reminded of this on June 20, 2014 when, as reported by CBS New York, two construction workers at 57th Street and Lexington Avenue were dangling for life from the twelfth floor of a building. Fortunately, both workers were rescued by an NYPD Emergency Service Unit and no one was physically injured. However, many others who work on scaffolding aren’t as fortunate. If...

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Construction Accident: True Case Story

Jacob Oresky, Esq. was contacted by the family of an Ecuadorian construction worker who was killed in a construction accident. The construction worker was not provided with proper safety equipment to perform demolition of a building and was killed when he fell off the side of the building. The construction worker came to New York to support his family and provide for a better future. The worker’s wife and children resided in Ecuador and were devastated by the tremendous loss...

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Construction Worker Suffers Serious Injuries After Plummeting Down Elevator Shaft

On January 23, 2013, a construction worker suffered serious injuries after falling 12 feet down an elevator shaft while building the NYPD’s new police academy in Queens. Luckily, several members of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit were nearby and able to pull the injured construction worker out of the shaft within just a few minutes to save his life. Details as to the cause of the worker’s fall remain unknown. Construction workers have dangerous jobs. New York Courts have found...

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Thomas’s Testimonial

Contact Our Construction Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We have two convenient locations in New York: Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Bronx Office 149 E 149th St Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 993-9999 Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Queens Office 104-01 Roosevelt Ave Queens, NY 11368 (347) 507-3884

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Alvaro Testimonial

Contact Our Construction Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We have two convenient locations in New York: Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Bronx Office 149 E 149th St Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 993-9999 Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Queens Office 104-01 Roosevelt Ave Queens, NY 11368 (347) 507-3884

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