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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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Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC. are professional, they keep in touch with me, they answer any question professionally. I feel secure and in good hands.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates are great attorneys and I recommend them because they treated me good.

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Thanks to Jacob Oresky I received my settlement sooner than I expected. I thought that my case would take longer, but with Jacob Oresky it was hassle free. Not only that, I was continually notified of the status of my case.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates are the best attorneys in the Bronx. I recommend them to every single person that had an accident.

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I had a car accident and was hurt really bad. Jacob Oresky took my case and helped me in every step of the way. He made sure that the insurance company paid all my medical expenses and that I was compensated for all my pain. The staff was always f...

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

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I fractured my knee and hurt my back in a car accident. My wife gave birth a week after and I couldn’t work. Attorney Oresky and his staff immediately took care of everything. They got my medical bills and my lost wages paid. Oresky and his team...

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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.

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 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.
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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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