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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 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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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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After my accident I was in pain and didn’t know what to do. I’m grateful to have found Jacob Oresky who helped me with my case. They fought long and hard and at the end won my case. So if you need help, call Jacob Oresky.

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I would like to say from the bottom of my heart that since I began to work with this office I have felt like they are my family. I never felt tense in dealing with these people that love their jobs.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates were with us during our most difficult time and we are greatly appreciative with their whole staff. They did a wonderful job taking care of my mom’s needs and we recommend them to all who are in need of legal help....

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I am very pleased with the services Jacob Oresky and his staff have provided for me and my family. I will recommend him to family and friends for the outstanding work they have done.

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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 recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC. They obtained an excellent result for my case. They are always there to help the community.

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The people in the office treat clients like family and they are very attentive.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC. are professional, they keep in touch with me, they answer any question professionally. I feel secure and in good hands.

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I fell from a sidewalk bridge and had bad injuries and surgeries. I was frightened about my family’s future. Jacob Oresky and his team helped me get my medical bills and lost wages paid. Jacob met personally with me and explained everything. Mr....

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 a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury happens when the spinal cord is partially or completely severed, resulting in partial or complete paralysis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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