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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.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

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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 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 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 Much Does It Cost To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
When you are involved in a car accident, there is a free consultation. If you have a case, you pay no fees until we win your case. The cost calculates as a percentage of the amount you are awarded as compensation through settlement or jury trial, also known as a contingency fee basis.
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.
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.
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 Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
I Have Insurance, and I Have the Other Driver’s Insurance Information. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, people are not always honest, and you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you gather evidence that you cannot get on your own. Of course, you need the accident report, but you also may need witness statements, certified weather reports,  photos from the accident scene,  driver statements,  and other evidence to establish liability.
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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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