Falls Through Hazardous Openings at Construction Sites
Falls through Hazardous Openings at Construction Sites | Serious and Catastrophic Injury | Wrongful Death
According to government statistics, nearly four of every 10 fatalities on a construction site in the United States in 2015 resulted from a jobsite fall. In far too many instances, the cause of the accident is an unprotected or unguarded roof or floor opening, such as an opening for a staircase or elevator shaft. Unfortunately, these falls are often fatal, but even when they are not, they can lead to serious and catastrophic injury, including broken bones, spinal cord or brain injury, paralysis, and amputation or loss of limb. If you’ve lost a loved one in a fall through a hazardous opening at a New York construction site, you want an experienced and proven attorney to protect your rights and help you get full and fair compensation.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have fought for the rights of injured people in New York City, Queens, the Bronx and across the State of New York for more than 25 years. Our New York construction site accident lawyers have recovered more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts for personal injury victims throughout the New York City metropolitan area. We built our reputation on a commitment to personal service and attention, taking the time get to know you and learn the details of your accident, as well as what you need to get your life back. For a free consultation to learn how we can help you after a fall through a hazardous opening on a jobsite, contact us online or call our office at (718) 993-9999.
Aggressive Representation for Victims of Construction Site Falls
The New York legislature, recognizing the inherent dangers at construction sites enacted Labor Law Section 240 which provide broad protections for construction workers suffering injury on the job, even when those workers share some fault for their own injuries. This section of the law will hold a project owner and contractors absolutely liable (100%) for a worker’s fall accident from an elevated height if proper protection was not provided. At Oresky & Associations, PLLC, we have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the protections provided by New York labor law. We handle claims involving all types of falls at construction sites including:
- Falls due to a failure to cover hazardous openings in the floor at a construction site
- Falls due to a failure to cover openings for staircases and shaft ways
- Falls caused by failure to provide workers with an adequately secured safety
- Falls from ladders and scaffolds
Some of our Settlements and Verdicts
- $18 million verdict for a worker who fell from a scaffold at a construction site
- $7.5 million settlement for a worker who fell from sidewalk bridge at a construction site
- $6.6 million settlement in a scaffold fall case
- $6 million for a work who fell from a ladder
- $4.4 million for a worker who fell through an unguarded floor opening on a construction site
We will help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses, including wages and income, physical pain and suffering, unpaid medical bills and loss of companionship or consortium.
Contact Our Office
To arrange a confidential meeting with an experienced Bronx, Queens and New York City construction site accident attorney, contact us by e-mail or call us at (718) 993-9999. We will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We make home and hospital visits. There is no cost for your consultation.
We handle all construction site accident claims on a contingent fee basis. You will only pay legal fees if we recover compensation for your losses.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC we represent construction workers who have suffered injuries in and around New York State including New York City, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Staten Island (Richmond County), Westchester, Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County.
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