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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 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
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.
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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 would like to say from the bottom of my heart that since I began to work with this office I have felt like they are my family. I never felt tense in dealing with these people that love their jobs.

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Thank you so much for everything. I really appreciated all of the personal attention I received. I felt welcome and informed. This is such a wonderful team. I hope all the best for everyone.

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I have known Jacob Oresky for a long time and there is no one better to fight for you than his team. He handled not only my case, but my family members, my wife and friends.

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I’m very satisfied with the work Jacob Oresky & Associates did on my case. I liked the professional service. I recommend them to everyone who had an accident.

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Jacob Oresky is really a great attorney. He worked hard on my case and treated me like family. I was extremely pleased with his representation.

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

What Happens if the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
If the other driver was uninsured we can file an uninsured motorist claim under your vehicle’s insurance policy.  Automobile insurance policies written for New York State motorists are required to have uninsured protection.  This insurance will provide financial compensation to you, if the at fault driver does not have insurance. If you must file through your own insurer, you need a skilled law firm to help you recover the maximum money damages available.
What is life like after a spinal cord injury?
The amount of independence and movement is different for each person depending on where on the spine the injury occurred. Every person who sustains a spinal cord injury will have a different lifestyle than before the injury.
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.
How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. First things first! If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately. If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called. Your construction foreman may or may not be aware of your accident. Do not assume they received word of the incident. Even if you verbally told your co-worker about it, this notification will not always help you if your employer does not have actual knowledge of your construction accident. Want to learn more about how to make an accident report? Read our full article here.
What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
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 Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer; can’t I just call the insurance company myself and try to get a settlement?
Insurance companies have skilled attorneys working to protect them as well as adjusters whose job it is to resolve claims for as little money as possible. Car accident victims representing themselves will usually be at a significant disadvantage. You should have skilled personal injury attorneys at your side, like those at Oresky & Associates, fighting for your rights, with a proven track record of obtaining over $300 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for New York accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident attorney.

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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NYC Construction Attorneys

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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