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Workplace Renovations Accident Lawyer in NYC

If You've Been Hurt During A Renovation You Should Know Your Rights

Unfortunately, profits are often prioritized over worker safety in renovation projects and in the construction industry generally.

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Experienced Renovations Accident Lawyer

Attorneys in the Bronx and Queens Helping Workers Injured During Renovation Projects

Unfortunately, profits are often prioritized over worker safety in renovation projects and in the construction industry generally. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident related to renovations, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers are committed to providing injured workers with vigorous and compassionate representation at every step of the way. With decades of experience, we have helped many victims recover the compensation that they are rightfully entitled to receive, and we can help you as well.

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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Renovation Accident Attorney NYC

Claims Based on Accidents Related to Renovations

Construction renovation projects involve making improvements to an existing building or structure. Renovations may pose significant safety risks for workers. Building renovations, for example, may require gutting a structure and moving materials and equipment up and down between floors. This can create risks of workers falling from heights and heavy objects falling on workers. Construction workers who are injured in renovation accidents may think that they have no legal options beyond workers’ compensation, but this is far from the complete picture in many cases.

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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Know Your Rights

NYC Construction & Renovation Accident Laws

Sections 200, 240, and 241(6) of the New York Labor Law offer special protection to many of the workers who are injured in construction accidents. These laws require certain property owners, and contractors to meet non-delegable duties to workers, which means that they can be liable even if they hired other companies to do certain tasks or keep the construction site safe. When a worker is injured due to violations of Sections 200, 240, or 241(6), they are often entitled to compensation above and beyond workers’ compensation benefits.

Section 200 requires owners and contractors to take reasonable steps to provide safe environments for workers. If a worker is seriously injured due to an unsafe workplace, that worker will likely be entitled to compensation.

Section 240, known as the Scaffold Law, requires owners and contractors to protect workers against falls from heights and falling objects. Under this provision, an owner or contractor is 100% liable, or “absolutely” liable, for a worker’s height-related injuries if it can be shown that a violation of Section 240 was a proximate cause of the injury. For example, if a worker falls through temporary flooring that collapsed because it was inadequately secured, that worker would be able to get compensation under New York Labor Law Section 240.

Section 241(6) requires owners and contractors to operate construction sites in a certain way and provide specific safety equipment to all workers. If these requirements are not followed, or safety equipment is not provided, an injured worker will be able to recover damages after an accident.

A property owner or contractor that is found liable may be required to pay for all of a worker’s accident-related expenses, including medical expenses, therapy and rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. These damages are much more comprehensive than what is available through the workers’ compensation system. For example, workers’ compensation provides only partial rather than total wage replacement.

We Are Here To Help

Discuss Your Situation With a Workplace Accident Lawyer in the Bronx or Queens

If you were hurt in an accident related to renovations, the experienced workplace injury attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC are ready to help. Members of our team are bilingual in Spanish and can discuss all of your legal issues with you in that language. If you are not able to visit our office to talk about your case, we are more than willing to come to your home or to the hospital. We have handled claims arising from construction accidents in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. To go over your case in detail, call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact us online. We offer a free consultation at which time we can explain your legal options and how we can help you pursue them.

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