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Construction Accidents Related to Repairs

If You've Been Hurt During A Repair, We Can Help

If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident related to repairs, you may be able to seek compensation for your harm.

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Construction Accidents Related to Repairs

Construction Accident Attorneys Helping Workers in Queens, the Bronx, and Other Areas of NYC

Construction workers in New York City and throughout the surrounding region perform all sorts of repairs that may put them at risk of harm. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident related to repairs, you may be able to seek compensation for your harm in addition to benefits through the workers’ compensation system. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate representation to our clients. With over 30 years of experience, the Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers at our firm understand how to navigate these types of claims.

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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Accidents Related to Repairs may Cause Devastating Harm

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that installation, maintenance, and repair occupations accounted for 406 deaths nationwide in 2014 and 392 deaths in 2015. While many construction repair jobs are risky, elevator installers and repairers are among the construction workers with the highest injury rate. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, there were a total of 110 deaths involving elevator installation and repairs between 1992 and 2009. However, construction workers are injured in a wide range of other activities on job sites as well, including:

  • Building repairs
  • Structural repairs
  • Roof repairs; and
  • Electrical repairs.
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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

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.
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.
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 are the chances of recovery from a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. While there is no way to reverse the damage completely, immediate treatment and medical advances can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome.
Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?
You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car accident lawyer from our firm, you:
  • Protect yourself from insurance companies
  • Have a buffer between you and the parties who caused your accident
  • Reduce the risk of your rights being violated
The insurance company may try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. These offers come quickly but generally do not cover your long-term losses. A lawyer from our team will shield you from lowball settlement offers by fighting for the full scope of your damages. You can learn more by reading our full blog post 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.
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 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.
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Know Your Rights When You're Injured In A Repair Accident

Workers hurt on the job in accidents related to repairs may first think about workers’ compensation benefits, which are almost always available. While these benefits are helpful, they are just part of the options that workers may be able to explore. The New York Labor Law gives special protections to workers who are injured in construction accidents and related trades performing certain building repairs. When a worker is injured due to violations of New York Labor Law Section 200, 240, or 241, they are entitled to recover damages related to their pain and suffering, medical treatment, lost wages, and other forms of harm.

Know Your Rights After A Construction Injury

These laws are designed to hold certain property owners and contractors accountable for any harm that they cause by failing to provide a safe working environment for workers. Section 240 specifically protects people who perform repairs of a building at high elevations, such as on scaffolds, ladders, or other tall structures. These workers are entitled to certain safety measures as well as protective equipment. If an elevation-related repair injury results because safety measures or protective equipment were not provided or were not adequate, the property owner and contractor may be held liable. For example, a construction worker might be making repairs to the windows on the 6th floor of an office building. If their employer has provided them with an old safety harness, which fails when needed, they might fall. In such a situation, they would be able to recover damages for their injuries against responsible third parties (parties other than their employer).

It is important to note that Section 240 of the New York Labor Law imposes absolute liability, which means that an injured worker’s damages cannot be reduced by any careless actions that contributed to the accident. Thus, in the situation above, the construction worker would be able to recover the full scope of damages for his or her injuries even if they contributed to the fall. This is not the case for every law under which a construction accident claim may be brought, and our attorneys can help explain which laws may apply to you.

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