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Lawyer for Hoist Accidents in NYC

If You've Been Hurt Falling From A Hoist, We Can Help

Improperly maintained or operated hoists can be the cause of serious accidents at the job site.

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Hoist Accidents Lawyer In NYC

Job Injury Lawyers Representing People Hurt at Work Sites in the Bronx, Queens, and NYC Metro Area

Hoists are used throughout New York City at construction sites to raise and lower people, materials, and equipment. Improperly maintained or operated hoists can be the cause of serious accidents at the job site. Heavy loads can be accidently dropped on workers, improperly installed hoists can collapse, and overloaded hoists can break resulting in serious injuries. If you are a victim who has been injured in a hoist accident, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits under the laws of New York State. Hoist accident victims should reach out to a skilled Queens or Bronx construction accident attorney as soon as possible to determine the full scope of their options. At Oresky & Associates, we can thoroughly investigate the events leading to your injuries and determine whether you have a right to make a claim under New York State’s Labor Law. The Labor Law provides a broad scope of protections for those engaged in construction and related trades. Our firm is committed to providing each and every client with personalized and compassionate representation.

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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Harm Caused by Hoist Accidents

What To Do If You've Been Injured In A Hoist Accident

Hoists provide a way to lift or lower heavy loads into precise locations at a construction site. If a load is improperly secured on a hoist the load could fall striking a nearby worker. A worker struck by a falling load, piece of equipment, or the hoist itself can suffer serious consequences including injuries to the neck or back, traumatic brain injuries, fractures and many others serious types of disabling injuries. Hoist accidents are not uncommon. Any failure in the chain, cable, installation, or way the load was secured can lead to serious accidents, some of which can even prove fatal. Inspecting construction hoists is critical to safety. A hoist that is not properly maintained can be extremely dangerous.

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Arranging to have Jacob Oresky & Associates handle my case was an excellent decision. Jacob assigned his staff to work on my case in the first five minutes. Favorable legal work was achieved in just a few days. And a top settlement result was...

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The attorney Jacob Oresky prepared me personally to testify on my case. I felt well prepared and he made me feel very calm. He accompanied me on every step and every moment.

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My experience with the firm was extraordinary. The staff was very caring and compassionate and very helpful. My lawyer did an amazing job! Thank you all for your help.

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I feel super grateful for the work they did with me. My friend recommended me here and I am glad because I am delighted with the results. I recommend that anyone who has suffered an accident to call Oresky. The workers are very friendly and patien...

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I feel very satisfied with the work that the office of Jacob Oresky did and I thank them very much. Thank you for your help.

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After my accident I was in pain and didn’t know what to do. I’m grateful to have found Jacob Oresky who helped me with my case. They fought long and hard and at the end won my case. So if you need help, call Jacob Oresky.

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The office did a great job. I am very satisfied with the results. They are really good people.

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Thanks to Jacob Oresky I received my settlement sooner than I expected. I thought that my case would take longer, but with Jacob Oresky it was hassle free. Not only that, I was continually notified of the status of my case.

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The people at Jacob Oresky and Associates are really kind and friendly. They spoke to me in Spanish and they made me feel at home. They worked really hard for me and they worried about me.

Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

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.

02. Get Signed Up

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

03. Start Your Recovery

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

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.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Want more information? Read our full article here.
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 happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
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.
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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How We Protect Your Rights After An Accident

Sections 200, 240, and 241 of the New York State Labor Law protect construction workers involved in a work-related accident in many situations. These laws give them the right to file a lawsuit and obtain compensation through the courts in addition to Workers’ Compensation. When a hoist breaks or is improperly used and causes injury to a worker the accident may fall under Labor Law 240(1) which will provide for absolute liability against the owner and contractor. Proving liability and determining liability for the injured worker can be very complex and choosing the right lawyer to represent your legal interests is very important.

To establish liability, the worker does not need to prove that the owner or contractor was careless or meant to cause harm. They only need to show that the defendant failed to provide the protections required by Section 240, and this failure was a direct cause of the worker’s accident and resulting injuries. For example, if a worker was injured as a result of falling materials that were being hoisted, that worker would have a strong case under Section 240. If liability is found under the Labor Law, owners and contractors will be required to pay for a worker’s accident-related damages, such as pain and suffering, lost union benefits, lost wages, and medical treatment. It is important to note that Workers’ Compensation does not account for many of these costs and harms, so bringing a claim under the Labor Law can make a huge difference to a worker if it is applicable.

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NYC Construction Accident Lawyer

Contact an Attorney in Queens or the Bronx Following Injuries Caused by a Faulty Hoist

If you have been hurt in a hoist accident in the Greater New York City area, you should reach out to seasoned job injury lawyers who can help protect your rights. At Oresky & Associates, we have been representing injured construction workers for over 30 years. We understand that this is a critical time in your life, and we will treat you as we would be want to be treated in your situation. Members of our staff speak Spanish, and we have represented many foreign nationals, including some workers who do not have legal status in the U.S. Our attorneys assist people in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call (718) 993-9999 or contact us online today to get a free consultation.

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