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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 25 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 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
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.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.
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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

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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

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.
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.
Why should I contact a spinal cord injury attorney after a spinal cord accident?
The challenges that a spinal cord victim faces are ongoing and life-changing. A skilled attorney who can fight for your rights, compensation, and continuing medical expenses is invaluable.
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.
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.
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 Much Does It Cost To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
When you are involved in a car accident, there is a free consultation. If you have a case, you pay no fees until we win your case. The cost calculates as a percentage of the amount you are awarded as compensation through settlement or jury trial, also known as a contingency fee basis.
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.
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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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