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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 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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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
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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