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High Rise Construction Accident Lawyer in NYC

The nature of erecting large buildings gives rise to certain dangers.

If you or someone in your family was injured in a construction accident related to erecting a building, our construction accident lawyers can help.

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High Rise Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction Injury Lawyers Helping Victims in Queens, the Bronx, and Elsewhere in New York City

The nature of erecting large buildings gives rise to certain dangers. Machinery, girders, and large vehicles present hazards on a construction site. If you or someone in your family was injured in a construction accident related to erecting a building, we encourage you to discuss your situation with our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers. We can help you understand and assert your rights. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have assisted many New York City workers with getting compensation for their harm through the New York Labor Law, and we can help you as well.

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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Accidents Related to Erecting a Building Often Cause Serious Harm

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, out of 4,379 worker deaths in the private sector in 2015, 937 (21.4 percent or about one in five) were in construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that there were a total of 74 fatal work injuries in 2015 in New York City. Property owners and contractors must take the safety of their workers seriously at all times. Failing to do so can put a worker at risk of serious injuries or even death. Accidents related to erecting a building can happen in a number of ways, including:

  • Falls from heights or scaffolding;
  • Workers being struck by objects, such as falling debris or materials;
  • Electrocutions by exposed wiring or unfinished electrical systems;
  • Slip and falls caused by stray materials or other hazards;
  • Machinery accidents caused by improper operation;

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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

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.
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 is life like after a spinal cord injury?
The amount of independence and movement is different for each person depending on where on the spine the injury occurred. Every person who sustains a spinal cord injury will have a different lifestyle than before the injury.
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.
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.
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.
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 We Can Help

What You Can Do After A Construction Accident

When workers are injured in accidents related to erecting a building, they often think that they have no recourse other than workers’ compensation. This is often not true. The New York Labor Law protects construction workers and those in construction-related trades, such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, demolition workers, asbestos handlers, painters, helpers and others. Sections 200, 240, and 241 offer construction workers certain rights to recover compensation, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. These cases are pursued in civil court rather than through the administrative procedures of workers’ compensation.

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Consult an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer in the Bronx or Queens

If you have been involved in a construction accident related to erecting a building, our diligent workplace injury lawyers are ready to advocate for you. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we provide detail-oriented and compassionate representation throughout the entire legal process. We keep an open line of communication to our clients so that they are aware of the status of their case. For Spanish-speaking clients, you should know that members of our team can discuss your case with you in Spanish. We serve victims of construction accidents in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For a free appointment to discuss your legal rights and options, call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact us online. We will treat you with the same care that we would want to receive if we were in your situation.

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