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Oresky & Associates, PLLC helps people with serious burn injuries fight for the compensation for which they are entitled.

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NYC Burn Injury Lawyers

We Handle Your Case So You Can Focus On Recovering From Your Burn Injuries

Oresky & Associates, PLLC helps people with serious burn injuries fight for the compensation for which they are entitled. We have experience in burn injury cases, and have helped accident victims recover for damages caused by serious burns, including scalding hot water in showers, bathtubs, and sinks.  We have also helped accident victims recover for injuries caused by exposed steam pipes, fire, and other related hazards.  We recovered $6 million for a man with a mental disability because an institution responsible for his care failed to supervise him properly resulting in severe burns.

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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We Can Help With Your New York City Burn Injury Case

For over 30 years, Oresky & Associates, PLLC has been helping victims of accidents with severe injuries, like burns and scarring, recover settlements that provide compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and more. You have rights. Whatever the circumstances of your injury, Oresky & Associates, PLLC can pursue compensation from the liable parties.

Here are some of the ways we help our clients:

  • We handle all the paperwork and document retrieval associated with your case.
  • We have professional photographers available to document burn injuries.
  • We have experts to help prove the liability of the responsible parties.
  • We negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement.
  • We can represent you in court and bring your case to trial to obtain for you the justice you deserve.
  • If you lost a family member in a burn accident, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and fight for the compensation your family needs and deserves.

I had a great experience with Jacob Oresky’s Office. He was always there when I needed him. He and his staff provided me with great service.


I was injured in a construction accident. I fell from a 15 feet height and fractured my feet. I didn´t have any documents and I was afraid of starting a case. Oresky lawyer told me that my legal status didn´t matter and I had the rights to sue. ...


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


The attorney Jacob Oresky prepared me personally to testify on my case. I felt well prepared and he made me feel very calm. He accompanied me on every step and every moment.


I would recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates. I’m very satisfied with the work they did on my wife’s case.


Arranging to have Jacob Oresky & Associates handle my case was an excellent decision. Jacob assigned his staff to work on my case in the first five minutes. Favorable legal work was achieved in just a few days. And a top settlement result was...


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


I am very pleased and satisfied with the family, friendly service that Jacob Oresky & Associates provided to me while my case was pending.


The office did a great job. I am very satisfied with the results. They are really good people.

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 the Personal Injury Claims Process?
The personal injury claims process begins when an injury victim submits a claim to an insurance company. Typically, they will file this claim against the insurer for the party who caused the accident. The insurance company will assign an adjuster to investigate the claim. If the adjuster determines the insurance company is liable for the accident, it will offer a settlement to cover the victim’s damages. However, these settlement offers don’t always fully account for the victim’s losses. If they determine the insurer is not liable, they will deny the claim.
What is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is a legal action that arises from an accident or injury. Typically, these cases are based on negligence. An injury claim provides a way for the victim to recover compensation for losses they’ve experienced due to the incident. Personal injury cases typically arise from motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and other injury-causing events.
What Damages Are Available to Accident Victims?
Accident victims are entitled to damages for all losses sustained in an accident. These damages come in two broad forms. Economic damages compensate victims for direct financial losses related to the accident. These include medical expenses, lost income, diminished earning capacity, and more. Non-economic damages cover non-financial losses that don’t have a clear financial value. Examples include pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, reduced quality of life, and loss of consortium.
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.
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.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 

Recovering Damages in a Burn Injury Lawsuit in New York

If you suffered a burn, you have endured not just a physical injury, but a mental and emotional one as well. Burns are not only painful and frequently disfiguring, but often also result in those secondary ailments that can complicate a patient’s health and recovery. Some burn victims experience depression or anxiety, especially if their injury caused disfigurement.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC wants you to know that you deserve compensation if another party is liable for your burn injury. A settlement or judgment will compensate you for your losses including:

  • Past pain and suffering
  • Future pain and suffering
  • Medical treatment, both current and future
  • Plastic Surgery to repair the burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Lost union benefits
  • Pain and suffering

Types of Burn Injuries

We can help people who suffer serious burn injuries through a responsible party’s negligence:

  • How water shower burn cases
  • Scalding burns from burning hot water
  • Heat or contact burns from exposed pipes
  • Electrical burns, such as on a constructions site

Classification of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are classified by their severity. Those with first-degree burns suffer relatively minor symptoms and complications, while those with third- or fourth-degree burns suffer severe and, in many cases, life-threatening complications.

First-degree Burns

A first-degree burn affects only the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of skin. Those with first-degree burns experience pain at the burn site, as well as some redness and minor swelling. A first-degree burn does not cause blisters.

First-degree burns may be the result of brief contact with a hot surface.  Generally, a first-degree burn can be treated at home and does not require medical attention. Some people may take an over-the-counter pain reliever to relieve the minor pain associated with a first-degree burn.

Second-degree burns

A second-degree burn affects the epidermis and the uppermost part of the next layer of skin, called the dermis. Individuals with second-degree burns experience pain, redness, swelling, and blistering at the burn site.

Second-degree burns could be caused by contact with hot surfaces, contact with dangerous chemicals, electrical shock, exposure to flames, exposure to radiation, exposure to hot water, and more.

Those with second-degree burns often require medical attention, including wound care and medication such as pain relievers or antibiotics. You may qualify to pursue a legal claim if you suffered second-degree burns, so speak with a burn injury attorney in New York City at Oresky & Associates, PLLC for help with your case.

Third- and Fourth-degree Burns

A third-degree burn affects the epidermis and the entire dermis. A fourth-degree burn affects the epidermis, dermis, and underlying tissue. These are the most serious burn injures, and they often cause severe complications.

Some of the serious symptoms of a third- or fourth-degree burn include:

  • Dry, leathery skin
  • Black or white or yellow discoloration of the skin
  • Swelling
  • Permanent scarring

Those with a third- or fourth-degree burn may have nerve damage around the burn site.

Phases of Burn Injury Treatment

A third- or fourth-degree burn is a major medical emergency requiring immediate care. Burn injury treatment is often classified into three phases:

  • Emergent or resuscitation phase of burn injury treatment: emergency care immediately following the injury to address any potentially fatal complications caused by the injury.
  • Acute phase of burn injury treatment: wound care, wound cleaning, infection prevention, and other burn injury management in the days following a burn injury.
  • Rehabilitation phase of burn injury treatment: scar prevention, rehabilitation, cosmetic reconstruction, psychological care, and other long-term management to rehabilitate the patient following injury.

If you or your loved one suffered third- or fourth-degree burns, you may be facing significant medical expenses, including emergency transportation, hospitalization, surgical costs, ongoing care, rehabilitation, and much more.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC has been helping accident victims with their legal cases for over three decades. We have handled cases involving millions of dollars in losses and medical costs. We can help your family fight for the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, replace lost wages, and compensate for the long-term effects of the injuries, including pain and suffering.

Liability for Burn Injuries

Liability for burn injury accidents is dependent on the circumstances of each case. Let us help you identify the liable parties and pursue a legal case. In our over 30 years of experience, we have helped clients with many types of accident cases.  Accidents, or negligent conduct which may lead to burns may include:

Construction Site Accidents

A property owner or contractor may be liable if you suffered a burn injury on a construction site. Some examples of accidents that cause burn injuries in the construction industry include:

  • Welding accidents
  • Electrical shock accidents
  • Chemical burns from dangerous substances
  • Heat or contact burns from hot machinery and equipment

Workplace Accidents

We also help workers who suffer injuries in other workplaces. Building owners and other third parties may be liable for injuries in the workplace. Some examples of workplace accidents that may cause burn injuries include:

  • Chemical burns from cleaning chemicals
  • Contact with exposed electrical wires
  • Exposed pipes and other equipment which cause burns
  • Scalding accidents

Premises Liability

If your burn injury occurred due to unsafe conditions on a property, the owner or manager of that property could be liable for your burns. Examples of property accidents that could cause burn injuries include:

  • A hotel shower in which you were severely scalded
  • An electric burn resulting from exposed wires
  • Scalding accidents from sinks, showers, and bathtubs

Car Accident

In major car accidents, explosions and fire may occur causing severe injuries to the drivers, passengers, and innocent passengers.  If you have been injured in a car accident and suffered a burn, the at fault drivers and owners will be responsible for your damages.

Your Legal Status Doesn't Matter

Speak With A Burn Injury Lawyer

Burn injury attorneys in New York City from Oresky & Associates, PLLC are here to help you build your case and pursue compensation. We have won millions of dollars for injury victims and families who have lost someone in an accident.

Call us today at (718) 993-9999 for a free consultation about your case. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay an attorney fee unless you recover compensation.

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