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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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I had a great experience with Jacob Oresky’s Office. He was always there when I needed him. He and his staff provided me with great service.

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A van hit me and broke my leg in several places, I was afraid that I was going to lose my leg. I was overwhelmed with medical bills. I called Jacob Oresky & Associates and they visited me in the hospital. Jacob walked me through the whole pro...

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I have known Jacob Oresky & his team for over ten years and they have been loyal, honest and committed to working for you all the way. The best lawyer in the Bronx.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates have been very attentive and helpful. They worry about clients, they are very friendly and I recommend them to the whole community.

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I am very pleased and satisfied with the family, friendly service that Jacob Oresky & Associates provided to me while my case was pending.

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I had a car accident and was hurt really bad. Jacob Oresky took my case and helped me in every step of the way. He made sure that the insurance company paid all my medical expenses and that I was compensated for all my pain. The staff was always f...

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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 is the Personal Injury Claims Process?
The personal injury claims process begins when an injury victim submits a claim to an insurance company. Typically, they will file this claim against the insurer for the party who caused the accident. The insurance company will assign an adjuster to investigate the claim. If the adjuster determines the insurance company is liable for the accident, it will offer a settlement to cover the victim’s damages. However, these settlement offers don’t always fully account for the victim’s losses. If they determine the insurer is not liable, they will deny the claim.
What is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is a legal action that arises from an accident or injury. Typically, these cases are based on negligence. An injury claim provides a way for the victim to recover compensation for losses they’ve experienced due to the incident. Personal injury cases typically arise from motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and other injury-causing events.
What Damages Are Available to Accident Victims?
Accident victims are entitled to damages for all losses sustained in an accident. These damages come in two broad forms. Economic damages compensate victims for direct financial losses related to the accident. These include medical expenses, lost income, diminished earning capacity, and more. Non-economic damages cover non-financial losses that don’t have a clear financial value. Examples include pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, reduced quality of life, and loss of consortium.
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.
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. 
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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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