Jacob Oresky is the founder and managing attorney at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. The firm’s practice focuses on representing New York City residents who need a construction accident lawyer or representation following car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other incidents that cause injuries. He and his team of trial lawyers, paralegals, and support staff take cases from the very beginning through all phases of litigation and any post-trial steps that may be needed. With 25+ years of experience as a Queens and Bronx personal injury lawyer serving people throughout NYC, Attorney Oresky has represented over 1,000 seriously injured victims and collectively recovered over $250 million in settlements and verdicts on their behalf. Committed to providing individualized representation, he personally meets with each client and discusses the best possible strategy to pursue according to the client’s individual case.
Attorney Oresky and his firm have been listed in the New York Law Journal Top New York Settlements for New York in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for some of the largest settlements and verdicts in New York State. In addition, Jacob Oresky has also been included in New York Magazine’s “New York’s Leading Personal Injury Lawyers.”
Attorney Oresky attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1983. He went on to study law at Pace University School of Law, where he obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1986. He gained admission to the New York Bar in 1987. Attorney Oresky is also admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. In addition, he is a member of many professional associations in New York City and New York State, including Super Lawyers, the Million Dollars Advocates Forum, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Bronx County Bar Association.
Attorney Oresky is committed to advocating for the rights of accident victims throughout New York City and State. The Oresky firm has won many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for accident victims in construction accidents, car accidents, , and other types of accident cases. Many of the multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts have been in construction accident cases.
Construction workers in New York State are protected by New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241, which provides the injured worker with certain rights to commence a law suit for damages for pain and suffering, lost union benefits, medical expenses, and other damages. Section 240 of the Labor Law, which is also known as the “Scaffold Law,” provides comprehensive protection for workers injured in fall related accidents, such as falls from scaffolds and ladders. This section of the Labor Law also applies to workers injured by falling objects such as materials, equipment, or debris which should have been secured or guarded against. Under the law an owner or contractor may be held 100% liable regardless of the worker’s comparative fault. The damages that an injured worker may recover go well beyond the scope of the limited benefits that are available through workers’ compensation. If liability is established, an injured spouse may also make a claim for loss of services.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, or while working in demolition, painting, roofing, pointing, you should contact Attorney Oresky to find out your rights. Attorney Oresky understands the nuances of New York’s laws concerning construction and can build a strong claim that is tailored to each client’s situation.
If you or someone close to you was injured in an accident in Queens, the Bronx, or beyond, it is important to reach out to a skilled New York City attorney who can help. Attorney Oresky believes in hard work and dedicated service. He takes personal satisfaction from advocating for the rights of injured people. He assists victims in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For more information, call us at 718-993-9999 or contact us online.
J.D., Pace University School of Law, 1986
B.S., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1983
Southern District of New York, 1996
Eastern District of New York, 1996
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
Bronx County Bar Association
Labor Law Task Force of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association