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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 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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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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
How Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article here.
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.
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 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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