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Failure to Provide Safety Equipment

We Protect The Rights Of Construction Workers In New York

If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident because you did not have proper safety equipment for your job, you may be able to recover damages.

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Failure to Provide Safety Equipment

Construction Accident Lawyers Helping Victims in the Bronx, Queens, and the NYC Metro Area

If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident because you did not have proper safety equipment for your job, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our diligent Queens and Bronx construction accident attorneys understand New York workplace injury law and can apply this knowledge to assert your right to compensation. You can rest assured that we are committed to getting the compensation that you deserve after a serious injury caused by a failure to provide proper safety equipment. We have decades of experience helping people who are facing challenging times in their lives, and we treat each client’s case with the personalized attention that it deserves.

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 $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.
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A Failure to Provide Safety Equipment may Cause Serious Injuries

The New York Labor Law requires proper safety equipment for construction projects to minimize the risk of harm to workers and requires contractors, owners, and their agents to be vigilant in providing:

  • Safety lines, harnesses, lifelines, and tie-offs to prevent falls from heights;
  • Barricades, covers, railings, to prevent workers from falling through hazardous openings;
  • Protective eyewear;
  • Head gear and proper overhead protection to protect workers and others from falling objects;
  • Shoring and wall supports for people working in excavations or trenches; and
  • Scaffolding, ladders, and ramps that are stable and sufficient for the job.
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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

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 does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out 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.
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.
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 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.
How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Fault is determined by the way that the accident happened.  Did a driver go through a light or stop sign?  Was the driver speeding or driving unreasonably under the circumstances?  New York is a comparative fault state, meaning you can still recover some compensation for damages even if you are the mostly at-fault driver. Many times, the crash is a result of both drivers who share percentages of the fault.
What are the chances of recovery from a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. While there is no way to reverse the damage completely, immediate treatment and medical advances can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome.

Know Your Rights After A Construction Accident

Workers who are hurt because of a failure to provide safety equipment at a job site are often able to pursue remedies in addition to workers’ compensation. The New York Labor Law, in particular Sections 240 and 241, aims to hold owners and contractors of construction sites accountable for an injury that they cause by failing to provide proper safety equipment for a project. These laws give construction workers the right to file a claim and obtain compensation through court proceedings. Under New York law, an injured worker is covered by workers’ compensation, but that is often not sufficient to account for the harm associated with serious injuries that take place at construction sites. Thus, these laws give workers certain rights to seek compensation for accident-related pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost union benefits, as well as other damages, such as the loss of services of a spouse.

NYC Construction Lawyers

Work With Attorneys Who Know The Law

New York Labor Law Section 240, otherwise known as the scaffold law, imposes liability on contractors and property owners that fail to provide proper and non-defective safety devices to protect against falls from heights. In other words, if a worker falls and gets hurt because of defective scaffolding, unsafe ladders, insufficient or lack of safety lines or any other preventable reason related to safety equipment, the general the contractor or property owner (or a combination of them) may be required to pay damages. Other examples of safety equipment include harnesses, barricades, fencing, guardrails, safety lines, and netting to protect workers in the event of a fall.

New York Labor Law Section 241 specifically describes how all areas in which construction, excavation or demolition work is being performed shall be guarded, arranged and operated so as to provide reasonable and adequate protection for workers.

Accident Attorneys in the Bronx, Queens, or NYC

Discuss Your Injuries With a Knowledgeable Attorney

If you or someone close to you was injured in a New York construction accident because of a failure to provide safety equipment, our seasoned work injury attorneys can help. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we can explore the facts of your case and help you secure all of the compensation that you are entitled to receive for your harm. Members of our staff are bilingual and can communicate in Spanish with clients if desired. We can visit you at your home or in the hospital if you are not able to come to our office. Our attorneys assist injured workers in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your options, call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact us online.

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