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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 $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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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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I would recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates. I’m very satisfied with the work they did on my wife’s case.

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The whole office & Jacob Oresky worked hard to win my case. From the moment I met them until the end of my case they treated me as if I was their most important client. My accident was bad but my experience with them was great. I made the rig...

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. They did an excellent job and I am very satisfied with the results.

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I fractured my knee and hurt my back in a car accident. My wife gave birth a week after and I couldn’t work. Attorney Oresky and his staff immediately took care of everything. They got my medical bills and my lost wages paid. Oresky and his team...

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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.

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Jacob Oresky won my case. I saw him work hard for me. I made the right decision when I hired him. He is a great attorney. Luis

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The people at Jacob Oresky & Associates are warm and friendly to their clients. They know how to treat people the way you want to be treated. Jacob did an excellent job on my case. We were well prepared and won at trial. The girls at the offi...

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The people in the office treat clients like family and they are very attentive.

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I would like to say from the bottom of my heart that since I began to work with this office I have felt like they are my family. I never felt tense in dealing with these people that love their jobs.

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

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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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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