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Falling Objects Construction Accident Lawyer in New York City

If you suffered injuries after a falling object struck you at a construction site, a construction accident lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help.

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Falling Objects Construction Accident Attorney

Our Firm Defends The Rights Of Injured Construction Workers

New York Labor Law 240(1) offers protection to workers hit by falling objects on a construction site. Mandatory safety equipment and proper protocols can help to reduce or eliminate the risk of this type of injury, but many property owners and general contractors skimp on ensuring the worksite is safe for workers in construction and related trades.

If you suffered injuries after a falling object struck you at a construction site, a falling object construction accident lawyer in New York City at Oresky & Associates, PLLC is standing by to review your claim. We offer free case evaluations and can help you understand all your options to help you present a successful construction accident case. Often this includes both workers’ compensation and holding the property owner and contractors liable through a civil suit.

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.
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Damages Available After a New York City Falling Object Construction Accident

When you suffer an injury while working, your first and easiest option for benefits is usually workers’ compensation. This program provides you with several benefits if you suffer injuries from a falling object on a job site. These include:

  • Medical benefits to pay for your treatment and related health care
  • Cash benefits to cover a portion of your lost wages and help you make ends meet until you can return to work
  • Death benefits, if your loved one died from this type of injury

When your injuries are significant and you miss more than a few weeks away from work, however, you begin to realize that workers’ compensation often does not come close to covering the expenses and losses you experience because of your injuries. This is one reason New York’s Labor Law allows workers to hold third parties who caused or contributed to your injuries accountable.

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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

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.
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. 
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
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.
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 Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article here.
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.
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.

Property Owner & Contracotor Responsibility and Liability Under New York’s Scaffold Law

New York Labor Law § 240(1), also known as the Scaffold Law, puts the responsibility on property owners and general contractors to ensure workers in construction and related trades have a safe place to work. This includes ensuring these workers have adequate training, safety equipment, and oversight.

Falling objects fall into this category. When workers do not lift, lower, or secure objects properly, accidents can happen. In general, this law requires owners and contractors to:

  • Provide adequate safety training and the proper devices including hoists, winches, and pulleys to lift and lower items safely
  • Prevent items from falling from a height high enough to cause injuries, even if the object was not in use or being moved at the time of the accident
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Know Your Rights After A Construction Injury

If we can show that this third party failed to provide you with a safe work environment which allowed your injuries to happen, you may be entitled to compensation above and beyond workers’ compensation. These damages may include:

  • Any medical treatment and related costs not paid by workers’ compensation
  • Any lost wages not covered by workers’ compensation
  • Diminished earning capacity, if you cannot return to work after the accident
  • Any related out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Lost Union benefits

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If a property owner and/or general contractor fails to uphold these responsibilities, materials, garbage, debris, or even tools could fall several stories and cause serious injuries to workers below. This most commonly occurs when the owner and/or contractor:

  • Try to cut time or money by rushing workers through risky tasks
  • Fail to maintain lifts, winches, pulleys, and other tools
  • Fail to provide the proper and adequate equipment, especially safety gear
  • Fail to make sure workers have the necessary training and oversight to reduce their risk of injury

When you suffer an injury because of a falling object on a construction site, you do not need to show how and when the owner or contractor acted negligently. Instead, you will only need to show they violated the Scaffold Law by failing to provide a safe work environment.

Learning If You Have a Viable Claim and Filing for Compensation

The first step in evaluating your case against the property owner and/or general contractor is meeting with a member of our team for a free case review. We can meet with you at the hospital, in your home, or in one of our three convenient offices. We will discuss your accident and injuries and can offer our opinion about whether you have a viable civil case.

If we do believe you may be able to collect compensation above and beyond your workers’ compensation benefits, we will explain your options and go to work for you. This may include:

  • Launching a full investigation into your falling object accident and injury
  • Examining exactly how your accident occurred and why
  • Identifying any potential liable parties, often the property owner or general contractor
  • Calculating the full value of your expenses and losses related to this accident
  • Filing a claim or pursuing civil action in court
  • Fighting for the compensation we believe you deserve
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