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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 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
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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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My uncle unfortunately had a construction accident. He retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as his attorneys. They won his case and we were very pleased with the results.

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Jacob Oresky really knows how to treat people right. He always made me feel comfortable and responded to all my questions. I always felt like he was a family friend.

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I had a car accident and the office of Jacob Oresky helped me. I recommend them to everyone.

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I had an accident four years ago and I contacted the Oresky law firm. From the beginning I was treated well. They are all professionals and they treated me like family. I am very grateful to them and for all the attention they gave my case. Thank ...

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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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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates to anybody that had suffered an accident. They treated me like family. I love them very much.

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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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Jacob Oresky & Associates were with us during our most difficult time and we are greatly appreciative with their whole staff. They did a wonderful job taking care of my mom’s needs and we recommend them to all who are in need of legal help....

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I give them thumbs up. They explained everything to me. They made sure that I understood everything about my case. They made me feel like I was part of their family.

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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.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
NYC Construction Attorneys

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 25 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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