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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 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.

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 have known Jacob Oresky & his team for over ten years and they have been loyal, honest and committed to working for you all the way. The best lawyer in the Bronx.

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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.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky to every person that has had an accident. He is a great attorney and friend. He worked hard on my case and acquired a great result.

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Thank you so much for everything. I really appreciated all of the personal attention I received. I felt welcome and informed. This is such a wonderful team. I hope all the best for everyone.

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.
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.
What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. Get more information on what to do after an auto accident by reading our full post.
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.
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.
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.
What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
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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:

  • Fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken limbs
  • Burns from electrocution
  • Organ damage
  • Joint and knee damage
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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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