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Crane Accidents

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

Defending 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 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.

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 the best experience having Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. I would fully recommend their services.

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I had a construction accident. I retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys and they won my case with excellent results. I recommend these attorneys to everyone.

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The attorneys at Jacob Oresky & Associates took my case and fought for me. They were always very friendly with me and I recommend them to any person that has suffered an accident. I am very satisfied with the work that the attorney Jacob Ores...

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I had the best experience having Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. I would fully recommend their services.

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The people at Jacob Oresky and Associates are really kind and friendly. They spoke to me in Spanish and they made me feel at home. They worked really hard for me and they worried about me.

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

Why do I need a car accident lawyer; can’t I just call the insurance company myself and try to get a settlement?
Insurance companies have skilled attorneys working to protect them as well as adjusters whose job it is to resolve claims for as little money as possible. Car accident victims representing themselves will usually be at a significant disadvantage. You should have skilled personal injury attorneys at your side, like those at Oresky & Associates, fighting for your rights, with a proven track record of obtaining over $300 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for New York accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident attorney.
I Have Insurance, and I Have the Other Driver’s Insurance Information. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, people are not always honest, and you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you gather evidence that you cannot get on your own. Of course, you need the accident report, but you also may need witness statements, certified weather reports,  photos from the accident scene,  driver statements,  and other evidence to establish liability.
Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
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 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.
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. 
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.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
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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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