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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 30 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 fell from a beam to the floor below. My boss refused to call an ambulance and took me home and told me to rest. I was in a lot of pain and I decided to go to the hospital on my own. I found out it was serious so I called attorney Jacob Oresky. M...

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I recommend Jacob Oresky to every person that has had an accident. He is a great attorney and friend. He worked hard on my case and acquired a great result.

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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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I was crossing the street when a car hit me. I was hurt and needed a lawyer. A friend that I trusted recommended Jacob Oresky. Right away from the beginning I knew that I made the right decision. Jacob was trustworthy and worked really hard. He pr...

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I hired Jacob Oresky for my case and I received a quick and good answer for the expectations that I had. For those reasons, I recommend this firm.

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I have known Jacob Oresky for a long time and there is no one better to fight for you than his team. He handled not only my case, but my family members, my wife and friends.

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Jacob the lawyer really helped me. I was hurt pretty bad in a car accident. His office got right on my case and started the law suit right away. I would never go to anyone else. He is the best.

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Thanks to Jacob Oresky & Associates I have been helped. They are like my family and are very good people. You are in the right hands with this attorney. Thank you.

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I am very grateful for what you did for me, very thankful. They were very friendly and helpful to 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

Why should I contact a spinal cord injury attorney after a spinal cord accident?
The challenges that a spinal cord victim faces are ongoing and life-changing. A skilled attorney who can fight for your rights, compensation, and continuing medical expenses is invaluable.
How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
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.
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.
What Happens if the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
If the other driver was uninsured we can file an uninsured motorist claim under your vehicle’s insurance policy.  Automobile insurance policies written for New York State motorists are required to have uninsured protection.  This insurance will provide financial compensation to you, if the at fault driver does not have insurance. If you must file through your own insurer, you need a skilled law firm to help you recover the maximum money damages available.
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.
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.
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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