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Painting Accident Lawyer in New York City

Painting may seem like safe work, but the reality is that painters face many hazards.

Painters who paint, stain, or apply any other coating to buildings or other structures have certain protections under the New York Labor Law, just like any other type of construction worker.

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Painting Accident Attorney in New York

Painters' Accident Attorneys Representing Residents of the Bronx, Queens, and Throughout NYC

Painting may seem like safe work, but the reality is that painters face many hazards. Painters who paint, stain, or apply any other coating to buildings or other structures have certain protections under the New York Labor Law, just like any other type of construction worker. If you were injured in an accident related to painting, you may be entitled to compensation well beyond the scope of workers’ compensation benefits. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our Queens and Bronx construction accident attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive and vigorous representation at every step of the way. With over 25years of experience, we understand the nuances of this area of the law and can help you fight for all that you are entitled to.

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 Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
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.
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NYC Painting Accident Lawyer

Taking Legal Action Following an Accident Related to Painting

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are among the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. In 2015, 364 out of 937 total deaths in construction resulted from falls. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that in New York City, falls at construction sites accounted for 24 fatalities in 2015. Painters, who are often required to work at heights on ladders or scaffolds, may suffer a variety of injuries resulting from their falling off these devices, including broken limbs, traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries, facial fractures, knee injuries, and neck injuries.

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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 happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
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 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.
Can I Get Compensated if I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?
The short answer is yes - many times, you can be compensated if you are partly at fault. Again, New York is a no-fault insurance state in which your own insurance pays for your out-of-pocket costs such as limited lost wages and medical bills up to $50,000.  When you make a claim for pain and suffering as well as certain economic loss above no-fault, the percentages of fault will be considered in your recovery. Your injury from your car accident may have a certain value, however, fault will be taken into consideration at the time of trial or settlement.
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.
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.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
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Understanding Damages For A Painting Accident

There are certain safety measures that must be followed for painting in order to reduce the risk of accidents. Section 240 of the New York Labor Law, known as the Scaffold Law, provides protects for painters. This law gives painters and other workers who have been injured in height-related accidents certain rights to file a lawsuit against a property owner and a general contractor. Certain property owners and general contractors are required to provide workers with fall protection devices, such as safety harnesses, guardrails, safe scaffolds, ladders, safety nets, and other equipment. For example, a broken or defective ladder or scaffold that causes a painter to fall at an apartment building under construction and sustain injuries would establish a violation of Labor Law Section 240, regardless of whether the painter was partially at fault.

If a painter is injured while painting at an apartment building, retail store, commercial construction site and other places due to a lack of safety devices or due to faulty safety devices, they can pursue full compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost union benefits, and other damages. These damages are awarded in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, and they cover costs that workers’ compensation benefits do not cover or do not fully cover. Section 240 imposes “absolute liability” against certain owners and contractors that fails to provide workers with adequate safety devices, meaning they are fully accountable for the accident, regardless of the worker’s share of fault for the accident. Thus, even if a worker was partially at fault for the accident, the defendant’s liability is not reduced.

 

Experienced NYC Accident Lawyer

Hire an Attorney in Queens or the Bronx and NYC to Fight for Your Rights

Painters face many risks on the job. If you or someone in your family has been injured in an accident related to painting, our knowledgeable job injury attorneys are here to help. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our goal is to treat our clients as we would want to be treated in the same situation. Members of our team can speak Spanish for your convenience as needed, and an attorney can come to your home or the hospital to discuss your case if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office. Our firm helps injured construction workers in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact us online for a free appointment.

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