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Building Accident Lawyers

Protecting The Rights Of Construction Workers All Over NYC

If you or someone you love has been hurt or injured because a building owner failed to properly monitor or maintain property, the attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help.

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Building Accident Attorneys

Servicing the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and the NYC Metro Area

It happens all too often in New York City-when a building owner ignores a serious safety risk such as broken steps, cracked sidewalks, unsafe elevators, leaking ceilings, and other hazardous conditions. Someone comes on the property, often for purposes that significantly benefit the property owner, and suffers a serious injury because of the failure to repair the known safety concern. If you or someone you love has been hurt or injured because a building owner failed to properly monitor or maintain property, the attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help.

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.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we bring over 30 years of legal experience to injured accident victims throughout the Bronx, Queens, and New York City Metro area. We know that every case and injury is different, and we’ll take the time to learn all the details of your accident and injury. Over the last quarter of a century, we’ve won verdicts and negotiated settlements totaling more than $300 million. We never forget that it’s a “personal” injury and your needs and concerns are unique.

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We are dedicated to helping our clients pursue settlements and verdicts that meet their present and future needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us at our offices in the Bronx and Queens to schedule a free consultation. You will not pay us any attorney fees unless we help you win money damages.

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I am very grateful for what you did for me, very thankful. They were very friendly and helpful to me.

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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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My uncle unfortunately had a construction accident. He retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as his attorneys. They won his case and we were very pleased with the results.

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I was crossing the street when a car hit me. I was hurt and needed a lawyer. A friend that I trusted recommended Jacob Oresky. Right away from the beginning I knew that I made the right decision. Jacob was trustworthy and worked really hard. He pr...

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When an accident occurs and you´re in pain and lost at the moment, trying to figure out what just happened. Thankfully for me, I called the lawyers Jacob Oresky & Associates for guidance and assistance. With the guidance of the good people a...

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I am very satisfied with the work that the attorney Jacob Oresky did.

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The whole office & Jacob Oresky worked hard to win my case. From the moment I met them until the end of my case they treated me as if I was their most important client. My accident was bad but my experience with them was great. I made the rig...

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The people at Jacob Oresky & Associates are warm and friendly to their clients. They know how to treat people the way you want to be treated. Jacob did an excellent job on my case. We were well prepared and won at trial. The girls at the offi...

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I give them thumbs up. They explained everything to me. They made sure that I understood everything about my case. They made me feel like I was part of their family.

How We Work

Get To Know Our Process

We’ll work closely with you throughout the process to make certain that you are well informed about the status of your case, and that you have the information necessary to make the right decisions. We take all injury claims on a contingency basis. We will only charge legal fees if we recover compensation for your losses.

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

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Construction Accident?
Your time to file a construction lawsuit is limited by the statute of limitations. New York gives you three years from the date of the accident to initiate a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations is a hard deadline. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the time limit, you will be barred from recovering compensation.
What Damages Are Available to Construction Accident Victims?
There are two main types of damages available to construction accident victims. Economic damages cover financial losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity. Non-economic damages cover personal, non-monetary losses related to the accident. These include pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring/disfigurement, and loss of consortium. Rare cases may qualify for punitive damages, such as incidents where the construction company ignored safety standards.
How Much Is My Construction Accident Case Worth?
The value of your case will depend on many different factors. Your economic damages, which are the direct financial losses you’ve sustained in the accident, will make up a large portion of your compensation. These damages include medical expenses and lost wages, among other things. Your non-economic damages, which represent the personal, non-financial losses related to the accident, will also influence your case’s worth. Other factors, such as available insurance coverages and comparative fault, can also affect your award.
Can I Still Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Construction Accident?
Yes. You can still recover compensation if you are being blamed for a construction accident. Workers' compensation is a no-fault system. If you are seeking workers’ comp, you can recover benefits regardless of whether you are at fault for the accident. If you are filing a third-party suit and are partly at fault, New York’s pure comparative fault rules will come into play. In this case, your compensation will be reduced to account for your share of the blame for the construction accident.
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.

Our Representation in Building Accident Injury Claims

Our Bronx premises liability attorneys provide comprehensive representation to people who have been injured in a building-related accident, handling all types of claims, including:

  • Slips and falls on wet floors, defective flooring, cracked pavement, broken steps or stairs or other walkways
  • Trips and falls on broken steps and sidewalks
  • Injuries sustained in building or ceiling collapses
  • Injuries suffered due to the malfunction or negligent maintenance of elevators or escalators
  • Injuries suffered due to exposure to lead paint , mold or other toxic substances
  • Slips and falls on accumulated snow, ice, sleet or due to other dangerous weather conditions
  • Burns or other injuries sustained in fires or explosions or from scalding water or radiators
  • Injuries caused by dog bites or animal attacks
  • Playground injuries
  • Losses due to inadequate lighting or security

We will help you pursue damages for all your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages and income, loss of companionship or consortium and physical pain and suffering. We take claims involving all types of accident and injury, from soft-tissue to serious and catastrophic loss, including wrongful death.

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To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Bronx premises liability attorney, send us an e-mail or call our office at (718) 993-9999. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call. We make home and hospital visits.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC we offer skilled representation to individuals who have been hurt in and around New York State including New York City, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Staten Island (Richmond County), Westchester, Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County.

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