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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please 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.

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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Talk to a Falling Objects Construction Accident Lawyer in New York City Today

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our personal injury team knows how dangerous falling objects on construction sites can be. We have helped clients who suffered this type of injury recover settlements from the property owner or contractor overseeing their work, and we will fight for the same outcome in your case.

Our bilingual staff can answer your questions and handle your claim in English or Spanish, ensuring you understand what is going on and feel comfortable. We handle falling object cases in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, or Brooklyn.

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