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Falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, and other work areas are among the most common types of construction site accidents in New York City and elsewhere in the United States.

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Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys

Falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, and other work areas are among the most common types of construction site accidents in New York City and elsewhere in the United States. These falls often have devastating consequences for a worker’s life, and they may even be fatal. If you have been injured in any type of fall on a construction site, we may be able to help. At Oresky & Associates, our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers are committed to getting our clients full and fair compensation for their harm. With decades of experience to guide us, we treat each person who seeks our assistance with the personalized attention that they deserve.

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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.
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Falls on Construction Sites May Cause Serious Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. In 2015, for example, 364 out of 937 total deaths in construction resulted from falls. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in New York City, these accidents accounted for 24 fatalities in 2015, a slight increase from the previous year.

Under New York’s Labor Laws, the risk of falling is known as a “gravity-related hazard,” a term that covers falling workers as well as falling objects like materials or equipment that could strike workers. Falls on construction sites may be caused by an owner’s and/or contractor’s failure to provide proper safety equipment or follow proper safety protocol. This could include:

  1. Failure to provide fall safety equipment such as life lines and harnesses for a worker to tie off to;
  2. Failure to provide safe ladders or scaffolds that do not collapse, shift or move;
  3. Failure to use proper equipment to raise or lower heavy equipment or materials;
  4. Failure to provide a safe work platform or provide railings or barriers to prevent a worker from falling;
  5. Failure to ensure that sturdy barriers, ropes or safety devices are placed around openings, such as elevator shafts, stairwell openings, and other areas;
  6. Failure to provide safety netting to protect construction workers from being hit by falling debris such as bricks during the course of demolition.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?
You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car accident lawyer from our firm, you:
  • Protect yourself from insurance companies
  • Have a buffer between you and the parties who caused your accident
  • Reduce the risk of your rights being violated
The insurance company may try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. These offers come quickly but generally do not cover your long-term losses. A lawyer from our team will shield you from lowball settlement offers by fighting for the full scope of your damages. You can learn more by reading our full blog post 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 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.
Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys

Know Your Rights After Falling On A Job Site

Workers hurt on the job sometimes think that they have no recourse other than Workers’ Compensation for an accident and their resulting injuries, but this is not always the case. The New York Labor Law protects construction workers, and those working in construction related trades such as demolition workers, asbestos handlers, painters, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and others. New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241provides protections for those working in the construction industry and related fields and provides injured workers certain rights to file a lawsuit and obtain compensation through court proceedings, including a jury trial. These laws hold construction companies, property owners, and contractors responsible for providing a safe working environment. Under certain provisions of the Labor Law if a property owner or contractor is found liable, they be held 100% responsible for the accident irrespective of the worker’s comparative negligence (partial fault for the accident). If they are found liable under the Labor Laws defendants may be required to pay for a worker’s accident-related pain and suffering, lost union benefits, lost wages, medical treatment as well as other damages, such as the loss of services of a spouse.

 

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Discuss Your Situation with a Workplace Accident Lawyer

If you or a family member was injured due to a fall at a construction site, our experienced work injury attorneys can help you understand your rights and options. At Oresky & Associates, we take great pride in providing compassionate representation to each and every client. Members of our team are bilingual in Spanish for those clients and their families that prefer to speak Spanish. We assist injured workers in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call us at 718-993-9999 or contact us online for a free appointment with an attorney to discuss your next steps.

 

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