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Ladder Fall Lawyer In New York

If You've Been Injured In A Fall Accident, We Can Help

If you have been injured in a fall accident involving a ladder, scaffold, or lack of other proper safety equipment, you should discuss what happened to you with a construction accident attorney at our firm.

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Ladder & Scaffolding Accident Attorney in NYC

Workplace Injury Lawyers Helping Residents of the Bronx, Queens, and NYC Metro Area

All too often, construction workers, painters, carpenters, and related tradesmen in New York City and the surrounding counties are hurt or even killed in accidents caused by a lack of proper safety on the job site. Fortunately, legal remedies may be available to workers and their loved ones. If you have been injured in a fall accident involving a ladder, scaffold, or lack of other proper safety equipment, you should discuss what happened to you with a Queens or Bronx construction accident attorney at our firm. In New York, Workers’ Compensation benefits do not fully compensate a worker for all of the physical, emotional and financial harm that they suffered. However in addition to Workers’ Compensation, an injured worker may also be entitled to start a separate law suit for money damages. So if you have been involved in an accident call us for a free consultation. We can analyze the facts of your accident to determine whether you may be entitled to commence a separate law suit in addition to any claim that you have for Workers’ Compensation.

 

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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Understand Your Rights Following an Accident

Under the New York Labor Law, workers are provided with strong protections for work involving elevated heights, such as work on ladders, scaffolds, and other elevated work platforms. Under Labor Law Section 240(1), also known as the “Scaffold Law,” certain owners and contractors are required to make sure that a worker, working at an elevated height, receives proper fall protection equipment such as safe and secure ladders, scaffolds, harnesses, and systems designed to prevent a worker from falling. Too often workers are involved in accidents when a ladder “kicks out,” a scaffold collapses, or proper tie off points are not provided for a worker to hook his lanyard to. If a safety device fails and a worker falls there is a presumption that proper protection was not provided. Construction work is dangerous and workers involved in falls from heights can suffer fractures, traumatic brain injury, and require multiple surgeries.

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When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

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After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. Get more information on what to do after an auto accident by reading our full post.
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.
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
Why should I contact a spinal cord injury attorney after a spinal cord accident?
The challenges that a spinal cord victim faces are ongoing and life-changing. A skilled attorney who can fight for your rights, compensation, and continuing medical expenses is invaluable.
Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?
You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car accident lawyer from our firm, you:
  • Protect yourself from insurance companies
  • Have a buffer between you and the parties who caused your accident
  • Reduce the risk of your rights being violated
The insurance company may try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. These offers come quickly but generally do not cover your long-term losses. A lawyer from our team will shield you from lowball settlement offers by fighting for the full scope of your damages. You can learn more by reading our full blog post here.
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.
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.
What is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury happens when the spinal cord is partially or completely severed, resulting in partial or complete paralysis.
NYC Ladder Fall Attorneys

What To Do If You've Fallen From A Ladder or Scaffold

The law requires that property owners and general contractors (with certain exceptions) provide construction workers with “scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slingers, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes, and other devices.” If certain safety equipment is not provided or is faulty, the property owner and contractor may both be liable. Under Section 240, the injured worker’s comparative fault cannot be used against them when the statute is violated.

If a defendant is liable under the New York Labor Law provisions, the injured worker may be entitled to accident-related damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, lost union benefits, and other damages, possibly including the loss of services of a spouse. Of course, the exact amount of damages that an injured worker will be entitled to receive will vary depending on the specific nature and extent of the harm suffered.

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Get Help from a Knowledgeable Attorney in Queens, the Bronx, New York City

If you are a worker who has been injured in an accident involving a ladder, scaffold in an elevated work site, it is vital to consult a workplace injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we are detail-oriented and vigorous advocates who can fight for your rights at every step of the way. We know that dealing with any type of accident on the job can be difficult, and we are committed to treating you in the way that we would want to be treated in a similar situation. Members of our staff are bilingual Spanish, and can speak with you in Spanish if you prefer, and you should be aware that your immigration status has no impact on whether you are entitled to compensation. Our lawyers represent people in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For more information about your legal rights and options, call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact us online for a free appointment. If you are unable to meet with us at our offices, we will come to you.

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