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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.

 

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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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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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We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Construction Accident?
Your time to file a construction lawsuit is limited by the statute of limitations. New York gives you three years from the date of the accident to initiate a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations is a hard deadline. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the time limit, you will be barred from recovering compensation.
What Damages Are Available to Construction Accident Victims?
There are two main types of damages available to construction accident victims. Economic damages cover financial losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity. Non-economic damages cover personal, non-monetary losses related to the accident. These include pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring/disfigurement, and loss of consortium. Rare cases may qualify for punitive damages, such as incidents where the construction company ignored safety standards.
How Much Is My Construction Accident Case Worth?
The value of your case will depend on many different factors. Your economic damages, which are the direct financial losses you’ve sustained in the accident, will make up a large portion of your compensation. These damages include medical expenses and lost wages, among other things. Your non-economic damages, which represent the personal, non-financial losses related to the accident, will also influence your case’s worth. Other factors, such as available insurance coverages and comparative fault, can also affect your award.
Can I Still Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Construction Accident?
Yes. You can still recover compensation if you are being blamed for a construction accident. Workers' compensation is a no-fault system. If you are seeking workers’ comp, you can recover benefits regardless of whether you are at fault for the accident. If you are filing a third-party suit and are partly at fault, New York’s pure comparative fault rules will come into play. In this case, your compensation will be reduced to account for your share of the blame for the construction accident.
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.
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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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