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Crane Accident Lawyers in the Bronx, Queens, NY

Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured in construction related accidents, including crane accidents.

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New York Crane Accident Lawyers

Representing Victims In The Bronx, Queens, And All Over NYC

Have you or a loved one been injured in a New York construction accident? Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured in construction related accidents, including crane accidents. When people suffer from crane accidents, the resulting injuries can cause loss of employment, permanent disabilities, and a lifetime of medical bills. You deserve a construction accident lawyer with experience to pursue the benefits that you deserve.

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.

Let our experienced New York accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. help you. We can help secure what you are entitled to in terms of money damages for injuries, long-term financial compensation you may need for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.

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Experienced New York Construction Accident Lawyers

We have won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured clients in New York City. Some notable settlements and jury verdicts that have been achieved by our New York construction accident lawyers include:

  • $18,000,000.00 verdict for undocumented worker who fell from a scaffold at a construction site and fractured his ankle, suffered disc herniations and underwent two surgeries.
  • $6,600,000.00 granted to construction worker who fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
  • $6,000,000.00 granted to construction worker who fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
  • $6,000,000.00 awarded to construction worker who fell from ladder while installing window frame.
  • $6,000,000.00 granted to construction worker who fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
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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.

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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.

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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

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.
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 is life like after a spinal cord injury?
The amount of independence and movement is different for each person depending on where on the spine the injury occurred. Every person who sustains a spinal cord injury will have a different lifestyle than before the injury.
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.
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.
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.
What Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Can I bring a car accident lawsuit if I am undocumented?
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought without regard to your immigration status. Even if you are undocumented you have the right to sue for money damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
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Crane Accident Victims Have Rights

Injured victims or surviving family members may be entitled to make claims for money damages for personal injuries, economic loss, wrongful death, as well as New York State Workers’ Compensation after a crane accident.

Workers’ compensation benefits are available to all covered workers for any on-the-job injury regardless of whether the employer was negligent or whether the employee made mistakes.

The benefits provide full payment of medical bills and medical care costs. Additionally, they allow injured workers to receive lost wages in accordance with the benefits allowed by New York State Workers’ Compensation. After fatal accidents, workers’ compensation death benefits are available to surviving dependents.

You or the surviving family members may also be entitled to commence a claim or lawsuit for money damages for personal injuries and /or wrongful death. A claim for personal injuries would include pain and suffering caused by the accident, economic loss such as past, present, and future lost wages and medical expenses as well as loss of services suffered by a spouse.

Common Causes of Crane Accidents

The limited room and close proximity of buildings in NYC make the proper placement and operation of a crane extremely difficult. The massive size and weight of cranes make it imperative that everything is done correctly.

Construction workers suffer injuries and even fatalities from the negligent and careless placement and operation of cranes.

Accidents and injuries occur because cables, sheaves, pulleys, booms, and hoisting equipment is not routinely inspected and serviced by owners and contractors.

Fatal injuries can occur because crane operators are poorly trained, sometimes operators lack knowledge regarding the inherent limitations and hazards of cranes.

There are many things that can cause crane accidents, some of the most common include:

  • Collapse
  • Overload
  • Improper training
  • Improper operation
  • Contact with overhead power lines
  • Striking workers or pedestrians
  • Unsafe or inadequate boom placement
  • Collisions
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Lack of inspections
  • Bad weather
  • Failure to properly secure

Common Injuries Caused by Crane Accidents

Injuries from crane accidents result in disabling and even fatal injuries. Some of the most common are:

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Contact the Construction Accident Attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. Today

If you have been injured in a New York City construction accident involving a crane, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC. ((718) 993-9999) or contact us online – 24/7 – to schedule a free consultation. We take New York construction accident cases on a contingency basis; there are no upfront legal costs. You only pay if we win damages for you by settlement or trial.

Rely on our experience! Our lawyers know construction accident law and we are known for the excellent and dedicated representation of our clients.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC. was recognized in the New York Law Journal and in New York Magazine “Top Verdicts & Settlements” during 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 in having some of the highest money settlements and verdicts in New York State for construction accident cases. Click here to see our case results for construction accident cases. Contact us 24/7, to find out how we can help you with your Crane Accident Case.

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