Construction is an extremely dangerous industry. If you or a loved one were injured on a construction site in New York, NY, you’re entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. You may also have rights under New York personal injury and/or labor laws. An experienced New York construction accident lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight to recover every dollar you deserve.
Our skilled attorneys have over 30 years of experience representing personal injury victims across New York City. We’ve put our experience to work and recovered over $400 million in compensation awards for accident victims like you.
You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact our law offices in New York at (718) 993-9999 New York, today to schedule a free consultation with our battle-tested attorneys.
New York City construction workers put their health and safety at risk every day. Despite tough New York labor laws, construction continues to be one of the most dangerous industries out there.
If you were injured, you deserve fair compensation. Unfortunately, you might face challenges from the workers’ compensation insurance company and even your own employer.
Can you prove your injuries were work-related? Is your weekly benefit check correct? Is your doctor rushing you back to work before you’re ready? Call our New York personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC today.
Our founding attorney was included in New York Magazine’s “New York’s Leading Personal Injury Lawyers. He’s also been recognized by Super Lawyers and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for our law firm’s exceptional legal services.
When you hire us to protect your interests, we will:
You deserve to know that you’re getting the full compensation available. Contact our New York personal injury attorneys for the quality legal advice you need today.
A total of 70 workers died on the job across New York City in 2021. According to data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private construction industry had the highest number of workplace fatalities in 2021, with 22 work-related deaths.
Another 5,900 New York City construction accidents caused at least one injury in 2021. Overall, 3,700 of those construction injuries were serious enough that the victim missed time at work.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our New York construction accident attorneys handle all types of construction injury cases, including those involving:
If you were injured on the job, don’t hesitate to speak with an experienced lawyer. Our team can help you understand your legal rights and determine whether you’re receiving the full compensation you deserve.
In work-related injury cases, the primary considerations when calculating your case value include:
Keep in mind that workers’ compensation benefits in NYC are limited. Workers’ comp will cover about ⅔ of your average weekly wages prior to the disability if you are unable to work for at least seven days due to the injury. However, your check is also subject to a statewide cap of $1,145.43 per week in 2023, regardless of your prior earnings.
Virtually all injured construction workers in New York are entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. Normally, being eligible for workers’ comp benefits means you would be barred from filing a lawsuit against your employer.
However, New York’s labor laws provide strong legal protection for construction workers, such as Labor Law 240. Depending on the facts of your case, you might be able to file a lawsuit against your employer, notwithstanding workers’ compensation.
You may also be entitled to receive additional compensation above and beyond workers’ comp benefits if a third party was responsible for your injuries.
Workers’ comp laws don’t protect third parties who cause construction site accidents, so you may have a valid claim against a:
Our lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can evaluate your case and determine whether you’re entitled to file a lawsuit. We can also help make sure your workers’ comp check is accurate. Contact us today to find out more.
Workers’ comp provides benefits to cover your economic losses while you recover. Workers’ comp will cover all of your reasonable and necessary medical expenses.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to wage replacement benefits, including:
In fatal work accident cases, survivors are also entitled to seek survivors’ benefits to compensate for the loss of a family member’s financial support.
In a personal injury case, victims can seek compensation for non-economic damages in addition to the economic damages not covered by workers’ compensation.
Examples of the types of compensation you may be entitled to receive include:
Reach out to our legal team for a free consultation as soon as you can after sustaining a construction accident injury. We can review your case and help you determine your best next steps.
Shared fault is only an issue if you have a valid personal injury case. New York follows a pure contributory negligence law. If you share some blame for the accident, your compensation is reduced by your percentage of fault.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. You can recover your full benefits even if you’re partly to blame for your own injuries.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we often handle construction accident cases where workers have suffered:
Our New York wrongful death attorneys are here to fight for your family if you lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident.
Anyone who’s ever worked on a construction job site knows there are a lot of moving parts. Even one simple error in judgment can lead to a serious accident. Unfortunately, most construction accidents occur when someone is careless or negligent.
Some of the most common causes of construction accidents in New York include:
Many work-related injuries occur because someone cut corners to save money. If you’re struggling as a result, you deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. Contact our law firm in New York to learn more about how Oresky & Associates can help you establish your right to compensation.
You must notify your employer about your accident and injuries within 30 days of the accident. If you wait longer, you could lose your right to file a claim for workers’ compensation.
Under New York state law, a three-year statute of limitations applies in personal injury cases. If you don’t file a personal injury lawsuit within three years of the accident, you lose your right to sue the negligent third party for damages.
A work-related injury can seriously derail your life. While you focus on recovering, contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer for help. Our team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC will do everything we can to help with your financial recovery.