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Construction Accidents Involving Debris in NYC

If You've Been Injured By Falling Debris, We Can Help

If you are a worker who has been injured in an accident involving debris, you need to contact a Queens or Bronx

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Accidents Involving Debris

Construction Injury Attorneys Representing People in the Bronx, Queens, and throughout NYC

Construction on high-rises and other types of buildings is commonplace in New York City. The reality is that these construction sites present many dangers to workers, one of which is debris. If you are a worker who has been injured in an accident involving debris, you need to contact a Queens or Bronx construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we are committed to providing compassionate and personalized representation to each and every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience to guide us, we can help you secure the compensation that you are entitled to receive after an accident.

Recent Case Results

More Than 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.
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Injuries From Debris

Understand Your Options Following an Accident Involving Debris

Construction debris refers to materials resulting from the alteration, renovation, demolition, or repair of a building or structure. Accidents involving debris can leave a worker with serious injuries, such as broken bones, eye injuries, ear injuries, head trauma, neck injuries, or spinal cord damage. Some of these incidents may even result in a tragic death. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), being struck by objects was the second-most common cause of worker fatalities in 2015.

A worker can be injured by slipping and falling on debris or by having debris fall on top of them. Forms of debris that commonly are present at construction sites include:

  • Tools such as ropes, wire spools, hammers, screwdrivers, and wrenches;
  • Demolition refuse
  • Glass panes and other materials for windows;
  • Wooden boards or beams used to construct buildings or parts of scaffolding; and
  • Concrete, bricks and cinder blocks.
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I fell from a sidewalk bridge and had bad injuries and surgeries. I was frightened about my family’s future. Jacob Oresky and his team helped me get my medical bills and lost wages paid. Jacob met personally with me and explained everything. Mr....

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I was crossing the street when a car hit me. I was hurt and needed a lawyer. A friend that I trusted recommended Jacob Oresky. Right away from the beginning I knew that I made the right decision. Jacob was trustworthy and worked really hard. He pr...

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My uncle unfortunately had a construction accident. He retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as his attorneys. They won his case and we were very pleased with the results.

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I had a construction accident. I retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys and they won my case with excellent results. I recommend these attorneys to everyone.

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Jacob Oresky won my case. I saw him work hard for me. I made the right decision when I hired him. He is a great attorney. Luis

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Jacob Oresky & Associates have been very attentive and helpful. They worry about clients, they are very friendly and I recommend them to the whole community.

We Fight For Our Clients In The Courts

Workers injured in accidents involving debris tend to think at first that they are limited to Workers’ Compensation benefits, but this is not the end of the story in many circumstances. It is the obligation of all contractors to provide a safe work environment to workers. The New York Labor Law protects all of the construction trades, including masons, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, roofers, painters, welders, pipe fitters, and others. Sections 200, 240, and 241 give workers who are hurt on the job certain rights to file a lawsuit for pain and suffering as well as other money damages. This right is entirely separate and distinct from a worker’s ability to pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
Can I Get Compensated if I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?
The short answer is yes - many times, you can be compensated if you are partly at fault. Again, New York is a no-fault insurance state in which your own insurance pays for your out-of-pocket costs such as limited lost wages and medical bills up to $50,000.  When you make a claim for pain and suffering as well as certain economic loss above no-fault, the percentages of fault will be considered in your recovery. Your injury from your car accident may have a certain value, however, fault will be taken into consideration at the time of trial or settlement.
How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Fault is determined by the way that the accident happened.  Did a driver go through a light or stop sign?  Was the driver speeding or driving unreasonably under the circumstances?  New York is a comparative fault state, meaning you can still recover some compensation for damages even if you are the mostly at-fault driver. Many times, the crash is a result of both drivers who share percentages of the fault.
Can I bring a car accident lawsuit if I am undocumented?
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought without regard to your immigration status. Even if you are undocumented you have the right to sue for money damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
What are the chances of recovery from a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. While there is no way to reverse the damage completely, immediate treatment and medical advances can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome.
What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn more? Read our full article here.

Labor Law Section 200 codifies the duty of all property owners and contractors to provide a safe working environment. Labor Law Section 240 requires height-related protections for workers. Specifically, this statute mandates that protections be put in place to prevent workers from falling from heights and to prevent objects, including debris, from falling on top of workers. Labor Law Section 241 imposes a non-delegable duty on property certain owners, and contractors to provide a safe and reasonable construction site to workers involved in construction, excavation, or demolition work. This is done through compliance with the New York State Industrial Code.

These statutes are complex, which is why it is vital to hire an attorney who is thoroughly familiar with this area of the law. If liability is established under the New York Labor Law, an injured worker can recover accident-related damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

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Discuss Your Injuries With a Construction Accident Lawyer in Queens, the Bronx, and NYC

If you are a New York City worker who has been hurt in a construction accident involving debris, the dedicated lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC are here to help. Our goal is to make our clients as comfortable as possible. If you are not able to visit our office, we can come to meet with you at your home or in the hospital. Also, members of our team are bilingual in Spanish for victims and families who prefer to speak in Spanish. Our work injury attorneys represent victims in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call us today at (718) 993-9999 or contact us online for a free appointment.

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