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Demolition Construction Accident Lawyer in NYC

Demolition is one of the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry

If you or someone in your family has been injured in an accident related to demolition, we can help you recover the compensation to which you are legally entitled.

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Demolition Construction Accident Attorney in NYC

Demolition Accident Attorneys Helping Workers in the Bronx, Queens, and Elsewhere in NYC

Demolitions are an effective way to clear lots for new projects, but they are one of the most dangerous operations in the construction industry. If you or someone in your family has been injured in an accident related to demolition, the Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you recover the compensation to which you are legally entitled. In New York, workers’ compensation benefits are only one way to get financial assistance, and we can help you explore the full scope of your options. We are committed to providing our clients with personalized and compassionate representation at every step of the process.

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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How We Help

Compensation for Accidents Related to Demolition

When a worker is injured in a New York construction accident, that worker may have a right to compensation beyond workers’ compensation benefits. New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241(6) protect workers in the construction industry, including demolition workers. These provisions provide injured workers with important rights to seek compensation in court.

Accidents related to demolitions can lead to a variety of serious injuries, including neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, broken bones, and paralysis. These injuries can result from many different types of demolition accidents, such as:

  • Falls from scaffolds or ladders at demolition sites;
  • Falling objects or debris at demolition sites;
  • Elevated work platforms that collapse;
  • Equipment failure or faulty equipment; or
  • The improper use of demolition explosives.
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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 am very happy with the work they did on my case. They were very efficient and I really recommend them to everybody for what they did. Thank you for everything.

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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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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

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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. 
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn more? Read our full article here.
Demolition Accident Lawyers

Know The NYC Demolition Accident Laws

Section 240 of the New York Labor Law protects demolition workers who are injured in a fall or by an object falling on them at the job site. Specifically, this law requires property owners and contractors to provide adequate safety devices to workers to protect them from height-related injury risks. For example, if a worker was hurt due to a fall from a ladder or scaffold that was struck by falling materials or demolition debris, that worker would be able to seek compensation for their harm.

Section 241 of the New York Labor Law mandates that property owners and contractors must comply with specific safety rules outlined in Industrial Code Rule 23 during the demolition of a building. For example, the Code forbids parts of buildings, such as walls or floors, to be left unguarded if they are in such a condition that they may collapse due to pressure or vibration from a demolition. If parts of a building collapse and injure a worker due to a violation of the Code, the property owner and contractor may be held liable for the accident.

Experienced Accident Attorneys

We Know Who To Hold Responsible For Your Injuries

In some cases, construction workers can also file a personal injury claim against a third party that caused or contributed to their injury, such as a manufacturer of defective equipment. A property owner or contractor can also be found negligent when a worker’s injury results from their supervision and control of the demolition work that brought about the injury and they failed to prevent or correct any unsafe conditions that they knew about or should have known. A personal injury lawsuit is usually based on negligence, which means that the property owner or contractor third party failed to use reasonable care during the demolition to protect the worker from harm, and this failure was the direct and proximate cause of the worker’s injuries and harm. Reasonable care is defined as how a sensible or prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances. If negligence is established, the property owner or contractor third party may be required to pay damages under the Labor Law. These may cover items such as lost income, medical costs, pain and suffering, and any costs for future treatment.

Your Legal Status Doesn't Matter

Enlist a Knowledgeable Job Injury Lawyer in Queens or the Bronx

If you were hurt in a demolition or construction accident, our lawyers can help you understand your rights. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we understand that dealing with a construction accident is stressful and challenging. We are dedicated to helping our clients through this difficult time and treat them in the same way that we would want to be treated in the same situation. Members of our team can speak Spanish with clients who are more comfortable in that language. Our work injury lawyers serve victims in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. To set up a free consultation, call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact us online.

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